Page Plus Cellular is now offering LTE. Although there's no mention of LTE on the Page Plus site, dealers are starting to get SIMs and the dealer portal has been allowing 4G activations since yesterday. Here's what you need to know to get started with LTE on Page Plus.
To use LTE on PagePlus you need:
- A clean-ESN postpaid Verizon LTE phone. Clean ESN means not reported lost or stolen or with money owed to Verizon for the phone or for service. As far as I know there are no restrictions on the types of postpaid Verizon phones allowed. Contrary to earlier rumors the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are OK.
- A PagePlus SIM.
- For new activations and port ins, a $29.95 or higher Page Plus PIN is required at time of activation. LTE is only available with the $29.95 and higher plans. If you are upgrading a current Page Plus account to LTE, the account must be on a $29.95 or higher line before you can upgrade.
If you want to get going with Page Plus LTE as soon as possible your best option is calling local dealers. There's a dealer directory on the Page Plus site or you can do a Google or Bing search for Page Plus Cellular near 12345 (replace 12345 with your zipcode).
It's a sellers market at this point, and most local dealers seem to be charging about $25 for a SIM. You may also have to pay an activation fee. The Page Plus dealer portal currently only supports online activations with a new number.
Update 10/15: Dealers can now do LTE activations, port-ins and 3G to LTE updates on-line using the PagePlus dealer portal.
If you do manage to get a SIM, Page Plus will activate it for you for free if you call them at (800) 550-2436 or use their online chat. Port ins and 3G to LTE upgrades are also free if done directly with Page Plus. Page Plus support hours are 8 AM to Midnight Eastern Time. Once Page Plus activates your SIM y0u just need to restart your phone to complete the activation.
If you prefer ordering online, I've found a couple of dealers that are currently taking orders or pre-orders for SIM.
Genius Wireless has mini/micro combo SIMs in stock for $9.95 with free shipping and expects to have nano SIMs soon. Activations, port-ins and 3G to LTE upgrades are FREE with a SIM purchase. Activations and port-ins are also free without a SIM purchase. Upgrades from 3G to LTE are $4.99 without a SIM purchase.
Freedom Wireless has both sizes of SIMs in stock at bcfw.me/pageplus4g. SIMs are $10 plus $5 for Priority Mail shipping. Shipping is free if you purchase a $55 or 69.95 plan at same time as a SIM. Use the code 3OFF during checkout to get 3% off your order. Freedom Wireless is doing activations, port ins and upgrades for free using their own online chat for customers who purchase SIMs and airtime from them.
Kitty Wireless has nano and mini/micro combo SIMs in stock for $25 with free shipping. Click here to order a SIM. LTE port-ins are $19.95 and come with a coupon good for 10% off the price of your second month of service. Kitty Wireless is not doing LTE activations or 3G to 4G upgrades at this time and recommends that customers call Page Plus at (800) 550-2436 for these services.
Cellaholic Corporation (no website) 718-635-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SIMs are $5 with free shipping. Activation or 3G to LTE upgrade is $10 with SIM purchase, $15 without.
|Name||Monthly Price||Voice||Domestic Text/MMS||Data|
|Talk n Text 1200 Monthly Plan||$29.95||1200 minutes, overage 5¢/min||3000 SMS or MMS*, overage 5¢/ea.||500MB, overage 5¢/MB|
|Unlimited Talk n Text Monthly Plan||$39.95||unlimited domestic, 100 min international||unlimited SMS & MMS*||1GB, overage 5¢/MB|
|The 55 Monthly Plan||$55.00||unlimited domestic, 200 min international||unlimited SMS or MMS*||3GB, overage 5¢/MB|
|The $69.95 Plan||$69.95||unlimited domestic, 400 min international||unlimited SMS or MMS*||5GB, overage 5¢/MB|
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