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IPhone 4 and 4s Are Now Officially Allowed on PagePlus

Verizon MVNO PagePlus notified their dealers today that the iPhone 4 and 4s are now allowed. Until now PagePlus' official policy was that iPhones were not permitted to be activated. However PagePlus has always had a kind of "don't ask, don't tell" policy around iPhones. It was possible to activate them with most PagePlus support reps as long as you just gave them your iPhone's MEID number without mentioning that it was an iPhone.

The new policy, which was confirmed by PagePlus marketing manger Denny Scher on HowardForms apparently makes iPhones "allowed but unsupported" just like other BYOP devices. The "unsupported" part just means that PagePlus doesn't guarantee that they will be able to help you with setup or network issues with a phone that wasn't sold as a PagePlus branded device.

The notice to dealers allowing the activation of iPhones explicitly states that it applies to the iPhone 4 and 4s only. Apparently iPhone 5, 5c and 5s models are still officially not allowed. But many PagePlus customers have been able to activate and use the Straight Talk version of the iPhone 5 and flashed Verizon iPhone 5, 5c and 5s models. Hopefully that won't change.


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  1. wow. have not seriously looked at pageplus before. recently got a used verizon iphone 4, put it on tracfone, and expecting to just do $19.99 pay-as-you-go every three months. but pageplus pay-as-you-go with the $10 or $25 every 4 months (but no data?) would be in my price range and apparently cheaper than tracfone. or maybe not if data more expensive per megabyte or if have to pay for data separately??? really don't know. so, wondering if anyone has any thoughts about a comparison between doing pageplus versus tracfone for a smartphone with very minimal little use of voice calls/txt/data? personally not politically against tracfone - because started with tracfone long ago and my parents currently use tracfone - but pageplus seems very tempting.

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  2. I would just go with Verizon's prepaid now that Page Plus is a Tracfone company. Verizon's own prepaid is 45.00 a month and the 3GB data package lasts 90 days. Much better deal ...

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    1. Where is this plan listed? I do not see anything with 3GB for 90 days.

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    2. damn. people just hate anything that is tracfone related.

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  3. Don't believe the FUD and let the haters cost you a lot of money. PagePlus is the much better deal:

    Can you live with 1200 minutes/month of talk and need 500mb/month? Save $180/year.
    Need unlimited talk with 1GB/month? Save $120/year.
    Want unlimited talk with 3GB/month? Save $80/year.
    Light user? Save $460/year minus your data costs.
    Have some months when you do not need unlimited service? Change plans and save $$.
    Need a few more mb some months? Just pay 5c/mb for what you need, don't spend $5 more.
    (All calc. before discounts).

    Get yourself a good dealer who earns your business by dealing with PagePlus, and enjoy the savings.

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    1. And enjoy your 2-3 year-old phone or pay $35-$65 to flash a newer phone that will most like have the occasional glitch. Don't forget, when moving from phone to phone, pay a flashing fee each time. I love PagePlus coverage, but the old phones are tiring to work with, and the commitment of taking on a flashed phone is just too much. I am enjoying a 4G Moto X phone and I just gave up a little bit of coverage.

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    2. I am enjoying a ST iPhone 5 on Selectel, formerly on PagePlus. I did not have to flash it. An iPhone 5 is hardly an old phone, and I like it better than the Moto X I tried.

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    3. thanks for pointing out the possible savings. did some simple calculations and it serms like pennies in terms of difference for comparing pageplus versus tracfone on my iphone. didn't have to flash my iphone to work on tracfone, and apparently won't have to flash my verizon iphone 4 to get it to work on pageplus. using my off-the-cuff simple analysis, will stick with tracfone because it's only pennies difference for pay-as-you-go and how little this iphone will be used and how getting refill cards from any store is so convenient.

      oh for those who hate anything-related-to-tracfone, thanks for your hateful nonsense also. lol

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  4. Verizon prepaid iPhone is forever locked to Verizon, right? So if you are buying used how do you tell the difference between postpaid and prepaid (if the seller is clueless)? I assume you need to check the MEID with PagePlus to know for sure?

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    1. Yes. PagePlus, Selectel or BYO.

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