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PagePlus Lowering Pay As You Go Data Price to 10¢/MB

PagePlus Wireless' Pay As You Go "Standard" plan has always been a great deal for light users thanks to low per minute and per text rates and a minimum monthly cost of just $2.50. But with data priced at an outrageous 99¢ MB I think most users kept data turned off at all times.

It looks like pay as you go data on PagePlus is going to get a lot less expensive. Online PagePlus dealer Kitty Wireless announced on their forum today that effective mid-April, the Verizon MVNO will be reducing the price of data on the Pay As Yo Go plan from 99¢MB to 10¢/MB.

The price of an MMS (picture, video, audio) message is also being lowered from 25¢ per message to 5¢. As before, PagePlus also charges for the data used sending or receiving an MMS in addition to the per message charge.

There are no other changes to the Pay As You Go plan, texts are 5¢ each and there's a 50¢/month service fee on the Pay As You Go Plan. The price of minutes varies depending on refill denomination as shown in the table below:

Denomination Minutes Price/Minute Expiration
$10 100 10¢ 120 days
$25 416 120 days
$50 1000 120 days
$80* 2000 1 year
*$80 PINS are only sold by dealers, not by Page Plus
These changes are long overdue. The 99¢/MB ($1014/GB) rate was outrageously high. 10¢/MB ($102.40/GB), while still high, is in line with other providers' pay as you go rates. However, unless you are around WiFi most of the time, I still don't recommend leaving mobile data enabled on a smartphone, which can easily burn through 1 GB in a month. But at 10¢ per MB it will be a lot more affordable to turn data on temporarily to get directions, do a Google search or check your email.

In their post announcing the pay as you go data rate change, Kitty also wrote "TEASER ALERT More data coming to 2 monthly plans! In the coming months" so it looks like more positive changes are coming to PagePlus' data pricing.

Source: Kitty Wireless Forum

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  1. What a big ole yawner! Opening up the system so that PagePlus users can use Verizon 4G phones WITHOUT the big cost and tedious work of FLASHING is what is going to take Page Plus to the next level. I will stay where I am at - I love the ability to easily move my phone from one provider to another.

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    1. I'm actually pretty excited about this. I've still got two phones on the Page Plus standard plan, with Android Firewall blocking most data use, but was considering moving them to the $12 plan and removing the firewall. Now I can keep them on the standard plan.

      That said, I agree with you - their restrictions on phone activations has users either stuck with years-old devices, or requires use of hacked newer models. Allowing users to activate LTE-capable phones is what's necessary if they want to boost their smartphone-using customer base.

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    2. I agree with OP. This is good but what really needs to happen is to allow use of $G phones. BTW, most of my family members former on Page Plus moved on to GSM MVNOs because of the phone issue. We are down to one on Page Plus account only because of VZW coverage is needed.

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  2. This is way overdue. They really took their eyes off the wheel, probably because they were selling the farm.

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  3. Is there any prepaid carrier which accept verizon LTE phone? How about Net10 BYOD?

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    1. You can use Verizon LTE phones on PagePlus, Selectel or BYO. The phone needs to be flashed and will not get LTE data, only 3G and 2G. Most, but not all Verizon phones can be flashed.

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    2. I meant...Any verizon MVNO provide 4G LTE?
      I heard that most verizon prepaid provide only 3G....Is that right?

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  4. Verizon will be history if Page Plus or TracFone allow 4G .Same Network and Half Price!

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    1. Verizon would have to "allow" Page Plus or TracFone to have access to their 4G network.

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    2. Verizon has tens of millions of customers - probably hundreds of millions? Do you really think allowing little known MVNOs to have 4g access is going to cause Verizon to go belly up? Insane. So many Americans are accustomed to 2 year contracts, subsidized phones, having their hand held by customer service and tech support and having someone to listen to them whine.... MVNO's having 4g Access will not even put a dent into their revenue streams.

      It will happen. I suspect Page Plus will have the capability to run 4g devices on their network, without flashing, sometime this year. StraightTalk already does it with their S3 and the iPhone 5 simply by using OTA programming. Page Plus will get the same capability - the question is, will it be available for ALL Verizon 4g LTE devices, or just a limited chosen few like StraightTalk?

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  5. It always amazes me how people think Verizon owes prepaid customers 4G LTE. This is a business first and foremost for Verizon. Verizon CEO said last year that Verizon's 3G network was a cash cow for them at this point. You see how Verizon has steadily lowered the cost of data on Verizon Prepaid to attract new customers. But no LTE on prepaid for years.

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  6. Not sure where you get your info, but the Straight Talk Samsung S3 and IPhone 5 are 3G only version of those phones. Google Verizon CEO says no LTE on prepaid. Read the article from fierce wireless.

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    1. Right. They are 4g LTE devices running on 3G Only on the Verizon side of StraightTalk. That seems to be something people are happy with, simply being able to use "better device", still on 3G.

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  7. I did the only thing I could, I spoke with my wallet. I got tired of using old crappy 3G Verizon phones. I took the leap to GSM (AT&T) and have been pleasantly surprised. Voice and data coverage have been far superior, I now have a much better selection of phones (Nexus), and AT&T LTE is blazing fast. More and faster data for less money, a win win.

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  8. Hi Deniss, i wish if you can write an article to show how much impact on Verizon Revenue if TracFone and Page Plus Offer LTE.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

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  9. I'm sure Verizon Prepaid will get LTE before or at the same time as any of the MVNOs. There will be little or no impact on Verizon's bottom line.

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  10. 10cent mb now live!

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