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$29.95 1200 anytime minutes / 3000 texts / 100mb Data on Verizon Wireless Network! (Page Plus) NO CONTRACT!

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Last Edited by DeathCab May 20, 2014 at 04:24 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 10:49 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: http://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..
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=26924045&postcount=2024
and a general overview of roaming by Vig2000 here..
http://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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Quote from pennypicker View Post :
I will be leaving P+ soon (and porting my number out) and have a small cash balance and an unused $12 PIN already in my account. I have 3 other lines associated with this P+ account that I will be keeping.

Is there anyway to recover this or transfer it out the cash balance and unused PIN?
No, they don't allow any transferring or cashing out of money. Why transfer out?!
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Quote from AllyFrizzle View Post :
No, they don't allow any transferring or cashing out of money. Why transfer out?!
I love P+ but I am now the happy owner of a Nexus 4 on T-mobile's $30 plan.

I will keep my parents on there saving them almost $1000 a year and if I find it isn't worth it I'll resell the Nexus at a slight loss and be back Smilie

I'm going to lose my cash balance that is good until May Mad
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I recommend the HTC One V. It might not be the best, but it is one heck of an upgrade from my palm pre plus. Picked it up for $50 with the radio shack deal.
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Quote from pennypicker View Post :
I love P+ but I am now the happy owner of a Nexus 4 on T-mobile's $30 plan.

I will keep my parents on there saving them almost $1000 a year and if I find it isn't worth it I'll resell the Nexus at a slight loss and be back Smilie

I'm going to lose my cash balance that is good until May Mad
I don't blame you. Not a bad plan. TMo is notoriously bad in my area, so I stick to P+. I really want them to allow 4G phones... maybe soon? I'm on the 55 plan, so I'm paying more than most, but still 50% less than VZW.
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Quote from AllyFrizzle View Post :
I don't blame you. Not a bad plan. TMo is notoriously bad in my area, so I stick to P+. I really want them to allow 4G phones... maybe soon? I'm on the 55 plan, so I'm paying more than most, but still 50% less than VZW.
They do allow 4G/LTE phones.....you just have to get it flashed (if it will flash).

I just put on a Motorola Droid Razr three days ago onto P+. SmilieSmilieSmilieSmilie

Only bad thing is that only 1X data. Frown
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well fark

i wish i had seen this sooner........i went with remoteflash Frown

are you getting actual 3G or just 1X data?
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Quote from NimBinDobbs View Post :
I recommend the HTC One V. It might not be the best, but it is one heck of an upgrade from my palm pre plus. Picked it up for $50 with the radio shack deal.

Which radio shack deal is this?

My old Palm Pre Plus is dying and I need to get a new phone.
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Quote from OneLeggedTroll View Post :
Which radio shack deal is this?

My old Palm Pre Plus is dying and I need to get a new phone.
Me too.. any good options...
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Quote from s09g06 View Post :
Me too.. any good options...
Didn't we just go over this on the last page?
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Didn't we just go over this on the last page?
Not to mention the first paragraph of the wiki, which references this useful link [phonescoop.com].
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HTC Incredible is a great phone for this.

Any of the Droid phones as well.
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I'm getting an HTC Incredible 2 off cragslist today for this.
- I'd like to test out PP before completely switching, can I sign up now and port my number later?
- I've never bought a used phone before, any tips on what to check for?
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I'm getting an HTC Incredible 2 off cragslist today for this.
- I'd like to test out PP before completely switching, can I sign up now and port my number later?
- I've never bought a used phone before, any tips on what to check for?
PMing you
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I have no advice for trying it out, but just wanted to add that I just switched to PagePlus (3 phones) last month after having a Verizon family plan for over 10 years. I was scared to take the leap but so glad I did.

We notice no difference at all. It's as if we're still with Verizon yet have much lower bills. I highly recommend it and chances are you'll be fine as Verizon has the most towers out there.

If you are porting over from Verizon (not sure what carrier you have now), just make sure you deactivate backup assistant first.

Good luck and welcome to lower bills.

ETA: My sister and I had the Incredible with Verizon and are using those also with PagePlus. Everything is going smoothly.
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PMing you
Quote from rh18 View Post :
I'm getting an HTC Incredible 2 off cragslist today for this.
- I'd like to test out PP before completely switching, can I sign up now and port my number later?
- I've never bought a used phone before, any tips on what to check for?
I'm thinking of getting a used phone too so if you have any tips, can you please PM too? Thanks and reps
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