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Kyocera Kona Pre-Paid Mobile Phone (Virgin Mobile) EXPIRED

Urfin 94 September 1, 2013 at 07:31 PM in Tech & Electronics (5) More Sears Deals
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Promoted 09-02-2013 at 06:02 PM View Original Post
Sears has Kyocera Kona Pre-Paid Mobile Phone (Virgin Mobile) for $5 + free store pick-up. Thanks Urfin

Please refer to our forum thread for additional details on how to best use this phone.

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Edited September 2, 2013 at 07:06 PM by widgit
5 dollar no thrills VM Paylo phone.
Available at Sears.com. Fulfilled by Kmart. Store pick up only. No shipping available at the moment.
Will be perfect for the next RingPlus promo

http://www.sears.com/virgin-mobil...06789001P?

thread on Ring plus
http://slickdeals.net/f/6239866-RingPlus-is-an-Ad-Supported-Cell-Service-that-Gives-Users-300-Minutes-and-50-Texts-per-Month-for-Free-New-Promo-Dates-Announced-9-3-8am-Pacific-9-6-10pm-Pacific?v=1

confirmed price match by BestBuy
thank you sam19777
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Last Edited by maynard7 September 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Please don’t attempt to activate push-to-talk devices, iPhones, Trios, and Blackberries, as these devices are unsupported by our system. Also, this plan is only valid for Sprint “mothership devices,” so please don’t activate any phones from Boost, Virgin Mobile, or any other MVNO. We do not have permission to activate any other company’s devices, and in addition they most likely will not function due to blocking software. Any mistaken activation costs RingPlus money and takes a valuable space away for one of our other members. If too many people try to activate the wrong kind of phone, they may jeopardize this service for all of us.
*We are obligated to and will immediately deactivate any Virgin or Boost devices that find their way onto our network.*

For those who still get the Activation message at the beginning of of reboot only :
To get rid of the activation message (spinning circle), you need to top $0.02 on your account, and then do the method 2 again. It'll take 2-3 mins to reboot and update PRL. Let the hands free circle activation complete with its activation followed by PRL update followed by firmware upgrade and you will see no firmware upgrade, press ok and turn off the phone and when you turn it on next time, you will not see message any more.

There MAY be an option to ship on Kmart.com (depends on where you are):
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...006789001P
Qualifying Orders $59 + SHIP FREE Offer

Alternative: $7.99 at Amazon (for those without a BB or Kmart around in stock) (thanks Rebates2Riches) Edit: dead (third party sellers now for $15+)

Link [amazon.com]

*Now ships within 2-4 weeks*
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*Does any one know how to sync contact between this phone and other smart phones or computer?*
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How to get the plan ?
Quote from unlvrebels View Post :
1. Buy a phone or use an existing phone
2. Go to this site: https://my.ringplus.net/device_va...quests/new
3. No need to open the cell phone package too (if it is new).
4. Type in the long MEID (DEC) in the site above.
5. If the phone works, you will get a message that says your phone will work with Ring Plus.
6. Now establish an account with a user name and password.
7. Go to Setting; Payment Methods; Add credit card information and save it.
8. Wait till the promo time.
9. During promo time, log into your account, enter MEID (DEC) again, select the FREE BYOSD plan. The free plan will show up only during the promo time.
10. It may take a while to get a cell phone number. Sometime you may get website error due to heavy traffic. Keep trying. Eventually, you will get it. It may take a while to get a number. Just stay on the webpage.
11. Open the cellphone packaging (if it is a new phone).
12. Follow the instructions in the dashboard to activate your phone. There is no time pressure to activate the phone. You got a number with a FREE plan and hence, you can leisurely activate the phone.

Good luck.
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RingPlus setup

Method 1) The easiest method is to use "Update PRL". For Kona it is found under Tools > Update Phone > Update PRL. The phone will take 30 seconds to update itself then reboot and you are DONE!

Method 2)
To set it up with ringplus, type ##786# , then type 2 (to reset), and it would prompt you for MSL. MSL is displayed on your ringplus dashboard. After entering MSL the phone would reset and restart with all the new info. No need to edit all the info manually.

Steps to enable or disable mobile data on your Kyocera KONA

You may wish to disable mobile data to improve battery life

From the home screen, press the OK key.
Scroll to Settings and press the OK key.
Scroll to Others and press the OK key.
Scroll to Data Settings and press the OK key.
With Data highlighted, press the OK key.
Scroll to the preferred option and press the OK key.
Press DISABLE to disable or YES to enable mobile data.
You've now enabled or disabled mobile data.

The following link from Ting (another Sprint MVNO) covers a great deal of information regarding Hands Free Activation and PRL updates.

https://help.ting.com/entries/239...on-Updates

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$7.99 at Amazon. Not a TC. Just an FYI.

http://www.amazon.com/Kyocera-Kon...B00D99DHH2
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OP, how do you know if this will work with Ringplus
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Quote from Urfin View Post :
Available at Sears.com. Fulfilled by Kmart. Store pick up only. No shipping available at the moment.

Shows option to be shipped through Kmart.com. Atleast for me it does.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...006789001P
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If you don't have a Kmart near your place, just call Bestbuy and they will price match. I just did it.
If you order from Kmart or Amazon and have it shipped, you don't get enough time to catch that Ringplus deal
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Quote from myccbb1 View Post :
Shows option to be shipped through Kmart.com. Atleast for me it does.

http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...006789001P
thank you myccbb1,
im not sure if it is region / IP sensitive but the shipping option is not working for me in NY. Tried both Kmart and Sears portals, with or without SYW number. tried also adding $60 worth in a cart - but no go. the next RingPlus promo is on the 3rd so store pick might be a better option. At least for me
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thank you myccbb1,
im not sure if it is region / IP sensitive but the shipping option is not working for me in NY. Tried both Kmart and Sears portals, with or without SYW number. tried also adding $60 worth in a cart - but no go. the next RingPlus promo is on the 3rd so store pick might be a better option. At least for me
Oh okay maybe it is not available for shipping where you are. It does not show shipping option on sears.com for me but on kmart.com it does.
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Does it really work or just a wild guess?
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Quote from sam19777 View Post :
OP, how do you know if this will work with Ringplus
I bought this exact phone from kmart last week for $10 and have been using it with RingPlus for last couple of days.

IT WORKS!
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Quote from myccbb1 View Post :
Oh okay maybe it is not available for shipping where you are. It does not show shipping option on sears.com for me but on kmart.com it does.
Shipping is not available for my area. Which Kmart are you ordering from? I wonder if I can order from your store and have it shipped to me?
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No stock from local Kmart, and closest warehouse is empty also. My BB just did a price match on this, def worth a try.
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We are happy to tell you that your kmart.com order 554275xxx is ready for pickup at Kmart.

Please bring a printed copy of this email and photo id with you to this pickup location at the store:

Present this email to the associate at this location, and they will bring your order.

Please note: The total charged below reflects all applicable taxes and fees.

Thank you for shopping at kmart.com!
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Quote from Syrinx2112 View Post :
Shipping is not available for my area. Which Kmart are you ordering from? I wonder if I can order from your store and have it shipped to me?
I think it was the closest warehouse to me that had it in stock at the time.
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