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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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Quote from lennydude View Post :
FYI.................I was always on the VZW network just because it is the best network by far where i live. It came to the point that I needed a new phone. My Droid X was worn out. None of the new sim card VZW phones will work on PP unless you go through hoops flashing and then only a few select phones.
Although AT&T is not he best in my state, AT&T is an awesome network in my immediate area. Much faster data speeds and never a lost call. So with regret, I switched to Strait Talk with a brand new S3 bring your own phone plan. It has been over a year now and I could not be any happier.
Now I read where AT&T is going to allow you to bring your own phone and actually have 2GB of data with LTE speeds and all calls and texts free. This plan will take effect on JUNE 21st . $60 a month for the top plan with lower priced plans available. Why oh why can not VZW offer this??

AT&T GoPhone Customers Can Surf the Nation's Fastest 4G LTE Network with Prepaid Plans
New 4G LTE GoPhone Device Offers Blazing Fast Speed on a Budget

Dallas, Texas, June 14, 2013
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Beginning June 21, AT&T* GoPhone customers can enjoy the affordability and simplicity of a prepaid wireless plan on the nation's fastest 4G LTE network.** AT&T is adding to its lineup of GoPhone devices with the introduction of the 4G LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Express™.

New and existing AT&T GoPhone customers can bring their own 4G or 4G LTE smartphone or choose a GoPhone device to connect to AT&T's nation's largest 4G network. AT&T 4G and 4G LTE service is available with any of the new GoPhone smartphone plans, which include:

$60 a month for 2 GB of data, unlimited nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging — now double the data at a lower monthly price. Additional data is available for $10 per 1 GB.
$40 a month for 200 MB of data, 500 minutes of nationwide calling, and unlimited messaging. Additional data is available for $5 per 100 MB.
$25 a month for 250 minutes of nationwide calling and unlimited messaging, with an optional data package of 50 MB for an additional $5 a month.
All GoPhone monthly plans include international texts from the U.S. to Mexico, Canada and 100 other countries.
The LTE is a nice touch but I still prefer T-Mobile's monthly4G. For $30 I get unlimited data capped at 5gb "4g", which is just HSPA at the moment, unlimited texts, and 100 mins of voice. I don't use a lot of voice, but the overage runs 10 cents per minute. I'd have to use over 400 mins for AT&T to be worth it, and that's assuming 2gb is enough.
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#1487
I have an HTC Thunderbolt, and I can enable CMDA only on my phone. If I do that, is that a good indication of the service I would get on the prepaid network? I was gonna try and get this for my parents, since the coverage map shows they live in a covered, green, area. Buy when I was at their house this weekend, I was mainly getting 1X service.
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Quote from Bluseat View Post :
Soon perhaps very soon IPhones will be allowed on PP,PERHAPS JUST AND ONLY OLDER MODELS...My Droid Global is still doing fine so before changes will take place my phone will be still working.

As for T-Mobile- it really sucks in my area(NY)
There hasn't been any problems activating iPhones on PagePlus for a while.
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#1489
Quote from Khegobier View Post :
There hasn't been any problems activating iPhones on PagePlus for a while.
Is that only older iPhones? I want to jump on PagePlus, but my wife really wants an IPhone 5.
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Quote from xraytakr View Post :
Is that only older iPhones? I want to jump on PagePlus, but my wife really wants an IPhone 5.
The StraightTalk iPhone 5 apparently has no trouble being activated on PagePlus*.

The Verizon or Factory Unlocked iPhone 5 "may work", but would require flashing or manual programming which I don't know if is offered anywhere yet.

*Note: I do not use Apple devices, I am only regurgitating information I am reading from HowardForums which may or may not be accurate.
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Quote from xraytakr View Post :
I have an HTC Thunderbolt, and I can enable CMDA only on my phone. If I do that, is that a good indication of the service I would get on the prepaid network? I was gonna try and get this for my parents, since the coverage map shows they live in a covered, green, area. Buy when I was at their house this weekend, I was mainly getting 1X service.
Presuming you're on Verizon, it should be a good indication. Also, be aware that carriers can prioritize post-paid over pre-paid & MVNO users, although I think that's mainly done for data connections.

Edit: Hmm, I guess you're saying you essentially switched off LTE in your test. It's probably still a good indication of what to expect, but there's lots of weird hidden settings that affect data connections, so it's possible they and/or you would get better than 1X on a properly configured phone. I just don't know enough about the Thunderbolt or these settings to say more.
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Last edited by joeblow789 June 20, 2013 at 11:10 AM. Reason: wish my brain worked as fast as my fingers
#1492
does anyone use IPhone 4 on PP? I want to buy one so any input would be extremely valuable.Thank you.
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#1493
Yup..using 4 & 4s for almost 2 years, without any problem Smilie
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Quote from Bluseat View Post :
does anyone use IPhone 4 on PP? I want to buy one so any input would be extremely valuable.Thank you.
Yes, I activated 4 iphone 4's for families and friend. Been about 1.5 years without problem. 3G works almost all the time but quite slow however.

Also I think the iPhone 4S would work without problem as well.
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#1495
I have iphone 4s and DH has an iphone 4. Both work fine
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#1496
Just got the email notification from a feline dealer that some of the plans are adding more data, specifically:

The Talk n Text $29.95 plan will be increased from 250mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-July. No exact date has been given yet, however, we will keep you informed as we know more.

The Unlimited Talk n Text $39.95 plan will be increased from 200mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-August. No exact date has been given yet, however, we will keep you informed as we know more.

http://www.kittyforums.net/showth...RE-DATA!-)
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Quote from shhaggy View Post :
As more and more time passes, yes, they absolutely will. Right now maybe people can deal with 2 year old devices. Will they deal with 3 year old devices? 4 year old devices? What was the best phone out in 2009? How many of them are still kicking and running in good condition? Some, I'm sure, but enough to satisfy the demand of P+ customers? I doubt it, and that's where P+ will be in a couple of years. It's not a 'preference' issue, it's a simple numbers game. As time goes on, P+ compatible devices get older, and new ones are incompatible. There just won't be enough working Verizon devices available. This WILL reach a breaking point. Maybe P+ thinks people will just get their shitty Motorola Citrus? I don't know, but I don't think so. The fact of the matter is that usable Incredibles and Droid Xs are dwindling every day.

You act as though we're outsiders looking in, but that's not at all what I am. I've been a loyal P+ customer for a long time, and I jumped ship a year or so ago because of this issue. I'm holding out on two other accounts that belong to my dad and sister, but if something doesn't give there, I'll move them too. Their iphone 4 and HTC trophy aren't gonna last forever, and when they bite the bullet, I'm not going to buy another old phone and hope for the best. Why are you so convinced that there aren't many P+ customers like myself? I jumped to T-Mobile's monthly4G not because I needed faster speeds, but because they support the newest devices.
I can buy 30 or so Droid X and X2 for 36 to60 bucks every day in great shape on Ebayshake head
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Quote from nasaman View Post :
Just got the email notification from a feline dealer that some of the plans are adding more data, specifically:

The Talk n Text $29.95 plan will be increased from 250mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-July. No exact date has been given yet, however, we will keep you informed as we know more.

The Unlimited Talk n Text $39.95 plan will be increased from 200mb of data to 500mb of data, as of mid-August. No exact date has been given yet, however, we will keep you informed as we know more.

http://www.kittyforums.net/showth...RE-DATA!-)
Nice, added to wiki. Thanks for the update.
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#1499
Does anyone know where I can buy a new droid x, x2, or any other phone that will work on pp w out having to flash.

Thank you
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Quote from lillyjelly View Post :
Does anyone know where I can buy a new droid x, x2, or any other phone that will work on pp w out having to flash.

Thank you
I just bought an x2 from ebay and it worked right out of the packaging w/o flashing.
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