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Last Edited by DeathCab May 20, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Based on other suggestions, I decided to make this its own thread. If the moderators wish to merge it that is fine but this way I believe it will get more peoples attention since it is a brand new deal...

Plan includes 1200 minutes / 3000 texts or MMS / 100mb data usage

1) Offered by Page Plus Cellular; a Verizon Wireless MVNO (Reseller).
2) No activation fee. No fees. No taxes.
3) Same coverage area as Verizon Wireless Prepaid.
4) You may use: a) ANY Verizon Postpaid handset with a clean ESN. (Except banned list below!) b) Other CDMA handsets may possibly be used with/without flashing.
5) $29.95/Month fee can be lowered even further by purchasing refill cards at various discounters.

Page Plus: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/

More Info: http://www.howardforums.com/showt...?t=1576900

Coverage Map: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/W...20Map.aspx

As of 5/19/2014, Verizon iPhone 4 and 4S models can now be officially activated on PP. iPhone 5/5s models are still not officially allowed and will not activate without flashing. YMMV.



Calling Mart discount codes are likely to be 5% for now on at the HIGHEST. I still recommend and use PagePlusDirect.com for discounted pins at a 6% discount (or higher)

Other Plans available:

"The 12" - $12/month. Includes: 250 Minutes / 250 SMS or MMS / 10MB Data
Unlimited TnT - $39.95/month. Includes: Unlimited Minutes / Unlimited SMS or MMS (not including data) / 20MB Data
"The 55" - $55/month. Includes: Unlimited Minutes / Unlimited SMS or MMS (not including data) / 500MB Data


Original thread for unlimited plan:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=1489919


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Last Edited by joeblow789 May 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Will the (fill in blank) phone work on Page Plus? This is the most frequently asked question by lazy & incompetent folks who can't be bothered to read or search. Here's the answer:
  1. The ONLY iPhones officially allowed are the CDMA 4 & 4S. If you manage to get any other iPhone activated, you may also get booted off the network at any time without recourse.
  2. ALL 4G / LTE phones are officially prohibited (If you don't know what 4G or LTE is, or if your phone has it, GOOGLE IT!) It MAY be possible to get 3G data working [xda-developers.com] on some 4G phones, but that's ENTIRELY up to YOU.
  3. ALL other postpaid Verizon phones with a clean ESN / MEID will work.
  4. More info is in the Compatible Phones section below.

Why choose PagePlus Prepaid?:
This plan is good for you if you talk and text a lot.
This plan is good for you if you want Verizon at a non-Verizon price.
This plan is good for you if you don't like contracts.
This plan is good for you if you don't like to pay additional fees/taxes every month.
This plan is NOT good for you if you use a lot of data.

PLAN UPDATES- Plans have been improving frequently, check this link [pagepluscellular.com] for the latest details

-The CDMA iPhone 4 & 4S are now officially supported, but only those two models.

-Talk n Text $29.95 plan has been increased from 250mb of data to 500mb of data for new renewals as of August 2013.

-Unlimited Talk n Text $39.95 plan will be increased from 200mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-August 2013. No exact date has been given yet.

-$69.95 Unlimited Talk n Text with 5GB data is now available

-Effective November 7th, 2012 Page Plus will be increasing the included amount of data as follows (effective for renewals after that date):

$29.95 Talk n Text 1200 increasing to 250MB of Data

$39.95 Unlimited Talk n Text increasing to 200MB of Data

In addition, the overage/non-renewal rates on these & The 55 Plan will be lowered to $.05/minute for voice, SMS and MMS will be $.05 each, and data will be $.05/MB. For example, you will now be able to add 200 MB of additional data to these plans for just $10, and any extra cash will roll over if not used in one cycle. Of course, monthly plan data does not roll over, but the extra cash added for overages will roll over, so long as it does not exceed cash limits and get used for renewals.


-Effective June 6th, 2012 Page Plus will be DOUBLING THE DATA on the $55 Plan from 1GB to 2GB

-Effective March 14th, 2012, Page Plus has extended the 1GB Data "promotion" on The 55 plan to be permanent.

Also, around the end of March 2012, the Unlimited TnT $39.95 plan will be increased from 20MB of data to 100MB of data.


-Effective January 26th, 2012, Data Overage Rate for the $29.95/mo, $39.95/mo and $55.00/mo plans will all have the same per megabyte overage rate.
Roaming Rate on the UTnT $39.95 and UTnT $55.00 Plans Reduced from 59 Cents to 20 Cents per Minute.


-Effective Dec 20th, 2011, a new $12.00 per month plan will be available with 250 minutes, 250 messages and 10MB of data.

-Effective Dec 7th, 2011, the price on the Unlimited Talk n Text $44.95 plan is changing to $39.95/month. ONLY the price of this plan is changing, all other characteristics and provisions of this plan are staying the same.

-Effective Aug 17th, 2011, the Talk n Text 1200 plan will now include 100 MB of data and 3,000 text/MMS messages (effective on your next renewal).

REMINDER for those on AutoPay: Talk n Text 1200 plan customers should not keep a cash balance of more than $29.94 in their cash account at any given time, and Unlimited Talk n Text customers should not maintain a cash balance higher than $44.94. Doing so will prompt Page Plus to debit your cash balance for plan renewals instead of leaving those funds alone for overage needs. Funds under these amounts in your cash account will remain there until you use them.


Company: Page Plus Cellular: http://www.pagepluscellular.com 1-800-550-2436
Network: Verizon Wireless Prepaid Network (is slightly smaller than postpaid network)
Coverage Map: http://www.pagepluscellular.com/Why%20Page%20Plus/Coverage%20Map.aspx
Activation: PagePlus online, phone. PagePlus Authorized Dealers: Check HOFO PP sub-forums for information (HOFO links near bottom of wiki).
Activation Fee: $10 for new line. $0 to port in number from another carrier.
Monthly Fee:
Option 1 - Setup autopay on PP portal $29.99 for TalknText1200 or $44.95 for Unlimited. Set it to autopay on date after the monthly plan expires. (MC and VISA only)
Option 2 - Monthly fee can be lowered by purchasing refill cards and entering PIN in PP portal manually every month: Ebay (cashback, ebay bucks), Callingmart, Pageplusdirect.com [pageplusdirect.com] the "cat" themed dealer, etc. Google best page plus dealer for more ideas.

Compatible Phones: GSM PHONES WILL NOT WORK (Such as AT&T, T-MOBILE, ETC.) Also, as of Aug 2011 no 4G / LTE phone will work. If you don't know if your phone has that, GOOGLE IT!
Search here for ideas on features & phones which should be compatible, but read this entire wiki before selecting a phone as some handsets may be banned: http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/finder.php?m=s&w=s&car=r&ca_2=y

***The ONLY iPhones officially allowed are the CDMA 4 & 4S***


Only CDMA phones will work. Short answer, Verizon phones with a clean ESN & no 4G / LTE. CDMA phones from other carriers may possibly be used with/without flashing. If you intend to use a non-Verizon CDMA phone, then you must enjoy a challenge and may need technical expertise & industry knowledge beyond that of most Slickdealers. Also, see InPulse info below.

UPDATE: Verizon's PREPAID Phones (A.K.A. INPULSE, FREE-UP, EASYPAY...etc. all monikers referring to Verizon's prepay service):
As of 1/25/2010, a new rule has been put into effect, regarding the activation of NEW Verizon Prepaid InPulse phones that you activate on PagePlus.
  1. Dealers cannot activate any NEW InPulse devices directly out-of-the-box.
  2. Dealers are being STRICT about this rule as they are getting reprimanded.
  3. Verizon is putting a HARD HOLD on ALL NEW InPulse phones. This means any number you port to a new Verizon Prepaid InPulse phones must have InPulse service.
  4. Long story short: Dealers cannot activate BRAND NEW InPulse devices on PagePlus. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOU MAY LOSE YOUR NUMBER IF YOU ATTEMPT TO DO SO.
    If you have an old InPulse phone you want to use on PagePlus, the phone's first activation date with InPulse/Verizon must have been 6 months ago or earlier.
NOTE: This does NOT effect ANY VERIZON POSTPAID phones. You may continue to activate most postpaid Verizon phones bought from retail or elsewhere freely without these restrictions.
For more information check out this link: https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=26930757&postcount=2037

Warning for data charges on Prepaid Plan: A smart phone can use a lot of data in the background without you knowing. Be careful when using a smart phone and prepaid plan since your account balance can go to zero very quickly when the phone uses data without telling you. The phone may allow you to turn off data, or you can use a firewall, or you can contact Page Plus and ask them to turn off all data for that account. I have been told you cannot turn off data on a monthly plan. See also the Android section below.

Android Phones
Here is an excellent guide for using an Android OS phone on Page Plus [howardforums.com] by Slickdealer juzt1. The key is limiting data usage, which Android gobbles up by default. Be aware, however, that as of Aug 2011 no 4G / LTE phone will officially work, though there may be workarounds. If you don't know if your phone is 4G/LTE, GOOGLE IT!

Blackberries
Blackberries are now being allowed to activate once again on PP as of 2/24/11. Changes/updates to this info may be found in the original post above by Deathcab, this wiki, and searching the thread for updates.

Flashing Smartphone Firmware/ROMs If you don't know what this is and/or aren't a geek who enjoys hacking/modifying tech, perhaps you shouldn't be considering something beyond your abilities, hmm? But, if you insist, Google search "<your phone model> ROM", and expect to do A LOT of reading before anyone on a flashing website will acknowledge any questions.

Steps to Activate New Service with PP. Get a new number or Port your number
  1. Have a compatible phone in hand.
  2. Setup online account on www.pagepluscellular.com
  3. Activate a new line on your compatible phone by PP online or phone (or by dealer for cheaper).
    (You can port your number later)
  4. You get free $2 credit to test coverage on your new number.
  5. Optional: After you are satisfied with coverage, you can call PP to port your number from another carrier first.
  6. Finally, purchase and load a TalknText or Unlimited PIN (if you port afterwards, you will lose the PIN and have to load another one)
Porting to PP: If you are breaking your old contract, make sure you check your cancellation/ETF fee. You need to have your old carrier's account number (different from cell number) and security passcode. Porting can be done by PP online or by phone. After porting request, your old phone may ring for the next few hours.

Change Phones (ESN Swaps): Can be done by calling PP or by dealer. Cannot be done online.

Change plans: You should wait until your current plan expires and call PP to make the change. (it doesn't convert existing PIN value.)

Run out of minutes/data during monthly plan: Logon to PP portal and add extra $10 airtime card. OR you can start a new prepaid 30 cycle by following extra steps (not worth the extra work IMHO):
Note: If you run out of minutes on your plan in the middle of a 30 day cycle (BEFORE your expiration), adding another TnT card will NOT start your plan over! You will be charged $0.12/minute per minute used at this point. To renew your plan BEFORE it expires, you will need to CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE and have them manually take you off of the TnT plan you are on, move you to the regular prepaid plan, THEN have the TnT card added, thus starting a new month with a new 30 day expiration.

You can send text messages by email 10_digit_number@vtext.com.

Texting bal to 7243 gives a data/text/min consumption summary (& uses one SMS).

ROAMING: When roaming on other networks, there is a charge of $0.20-$0.59/minute depending on your plan. Text messaging is deducted from your message allotment, and incur no roaming fees. The same applies for the UnTnT plan; text messaging is free. You must have an available excessive balance in order to make or receive calls while roaming For more details of how you can roam, and where the money is deducted from you may refer to my post here..
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=26924045&postcount=2024
and a general overview of roaming by Vig2000 here..
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=27094643&postcount=2133

If you transfer your old number after activating, you will lose all money in your account.

Registering on the Page Plus website: Customer service told me their website doesn't work well with yahoo email accounts. If you try to create a user account and never receive the welcome email, that may be why.

Questions????
HOFO PP thread: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=518
HOFO PP Sub-forum: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=364
HOFO FAQ: http://wiki.howardforums.com/index.php/Some_Page_Plus_FAQ%27s
PagePlus FAQ's http://www.pagepluscellular.com
Phones Wiki, Phones compatible with PP and how to enable data/wap [howardforums.com].
Why would Verizon do this??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_discrimination Courtesy: adam1991 howardforums

If your questions are not answered by this wiki, then see this wiki [howardforums.com].

Or SEARCH THIS THREAD before posting!


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Can you use the hotspot/tether if you have a suitable Android phone on this plan?
Absolutely, in fact the feline forums have recently set up an area specifically on this subject.
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Quote from oldlady View Post :
Can you use the hotspot/tether if you have a suitable Android phone on this plan?
Like Some Yahoo said, it can be done. Also, while we're on the topic, the feline dealer says they'll be offering a stand alone Novatel MiFi 2200 hotspot soon for $100. Probably not too appealing to many here, especially considering FreedomPop, but good to know that the options continue to expand with P+.
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Anyone having any trouble getting software updates to their Verizon badged phones on PP? I just found out that there were two updates to WP for my HTC Trophy that I never received. Checking reports that my software is up-to-date
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Quote from karrun View Post :
Anyone having any trouble getting software updates to their Verizon badged phones on PP? I just found out that there were two updates to WP for my HTC Trophy that I never received. Checking reports that my software is up-to-date
Sry you mean cellular updates?
Or device (android) updates?
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Quote from SlammR View Post :
Sry you mean cellular updates?
Or device (android) updates?
Well, since I have a Windows Phone, WP software updates.
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#1356
never heard of page plus! we are on ST.
Ive read through but all thgis confuses me! lol
Two sons have E71 $45 plans.... will the Nokia E71 switch to PP? hubby and I both have $30 plans.
oh, my niece is selling her HTC rezound, will that work on PP? guess its a MAYBE since its 4G?
this would be so great if the boys can save $15 a month for same coverage.
on straight talk you HAVE to buy the $45 plan with the E71's....
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I thought ST phones can't be used on PP
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Quote from ohiomomto3 View Post :
never heard of page plus! we are on ST.
Ive read through but all thgis confuses me! lol
Two sons have E71 $45 plans.... will the Nokia E71 switch to PP? hubby and I both have $30 plans.
oh, my niece is selling her HTC rezound, will that work on PP? guess its a MAYBE since its 4G?
this would be so great if the boys can save $15 a month for same coverage.
on straight talk you HAVE to buy the $45 plan with the E71's....
The E71 is a GSM phone that runs on AT&T towers, so it won't work on one supported for Verizon. The rezound in theory might work but not very easily since atm they don't support 4G phones on their network.

Could always grab a cpl used Droid X or something from Cowboom to switch over but idk that 250mb will cut it. Certainly not a lot imo when you have a capable phone.
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thanks Smilie the $45 is for unlimited on straighttalk... but is it? thought I had read theres a cap? not sure how much they use but $30 would be much better when its times multiple! lol They rarely talk, mainly text.


Quote from Woosh View Post :
The E71 is a GSM phone that runs on AT&T towers, so it won't work on one supported for Verizon. The rezound in theory might work but not very easily since atm they don't support 4G phones on their network.

Could always grab a cpl used Droid X or something from Cowboom to switch over but idk that 250mb will cut it. Certainly not a lot imo when you have a capable phone.
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Quote from ohiomomto3 View Post :
thanks Smilie the $45 is for unlimited on straighttalk... but is it? thought I had read theres a cap? not sure how much they use but $30 would be much better when its times multiple! lol They rarely talk, mainly text.
Yea, Straight Talk has a cap of sorts. It likely varies depending on how crowded the market you are in is. Most ppl say keep it under 100mb a day and 2GB a month and you are fine. I personally never had a problem with them when I was with them for 8 months.

But the E71 isn't an overly powerful smartphone so if they were to go onto something that is basically constantly connected and always pulling emails and what not from the cloud, I can see 250mb being a bit too low to handle it.

How is Sprint service in your area? Why not check out Virgin Mobile, $35 and you get unlimited texts and 300 mins plus no averages on data.
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Quote from Woosh View Post :
Yea, Straight Talk has a cap of sorts. It likely varies depending on how crowded the market you are in is. Most ppl say keep it under 100mb a day and 2GB a month and you are fine. I personally never had a problem with them when I was with them for 8 months.

But the E71 isn't an overly powerful smartphone so if they were to go onto something that is basically constantly connected and always pulling emails and what not from the cloud, I can see 250mb being a bit too low to handle it.

How is Sprint service in your area? Why not check out Virgin Mobile, $35 and you get unlimited texts and 300 mins plus no averages on data.
cant get service at ALL with virgin, we live in the boonies! lol zip 45101 but down in a valley.... cant get service in our house but in certain spots with verizon or at&t
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Any PagePlus users here on the 100-minute, 120 day cards for $10? Looks like that would essentially be $10 every four months, or $30 a year, for an "emergency" phone. That looks like the cheapest that I've found. Right now I'm paying $15 every three months (or $60 per year) for a legacy Virgin Mobile plan to do the same thing.

Plus, with PagePlus, it looks like you can activate an Android phone, and then use Groove IP or Talkatone for free calling on wi-fi. (Virgin restricts the phones you can use on the old plans.)

Any thoughts? Might start a new thread but thought I'd check in with the PagePlus "experts" here first.
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Quote from spycake View Post :
Any PagePlus users here on the 100-minute, 120 day cards for $10? Looks like that would essentially be $10 every four months, or $30 a year, for an "emergency" phone. That looks like the cheapest that I've found.
It's $36 a year due to the $.50 cent monthly fee. Still, that's pretty darn good, and can use most any Verizon phone including fancy ones that otherwise would require a data plan, plus you also get Verizon coverage.

I tell everyone who needs a low-use phone to consider this. If you need more minutes but not a ton more, you could also do the $80/2000 minutes/1-year plan and then rollover those minutes into the future with the $10 cards.

PP will text you a warning message about your time expiration 3-5 days before it expires, btw.
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There's a guy selling the $10 cards for $8. I've been using them (3 at a time) to refill my wife's $29.95 plan. Best deal going.

I wonder if you could do the same for that plan?
Mind if I ask how that works?

I switched over a few days ago and bought a $39.95 plan for 3% off at some website, but I still had a little under $2 from the port credit left on my account.

My question is how do you buy the $29.95 (or in my case, $39.95 plan) with credit from the port/$10 cards? Because when I tried checking out @ PP, it was making me enter a CC.
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