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More Data, Texts and Minutes Plus Unlimited International Texting Coming to Page Plus Monthly Plans

TracFone owned Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular has notified its dealers that several PagePlus plans are changing September 1st:
  • The $29.95 plan is getting increases from 1200 to 1500 minutes, 3000 to unlimited texts and 500 MB to 1 GB of data. Data on this plan is hard capped, after 1 GB users get no data for the rest of the plan month.
All three of PagePlus' unlimited talk and text plans are getting data increases.
  • The $39.95 plan is going from a 1 GB hard cap to unlimited data with the first 1.5 GB at high speed and the rest throttled to a glacial 64 Kbps.
  • The $55.00 plan is seeing a high speed data increase from 3 GB to 5 GB. As before this plan also includes unlimited throttled data.
  • The $69.95 plan is getting its high speed data increased from 5 GB to 7 GB with unlimited 64 Kbps throttled data after that.
Like other Verizon MVNOs, PagePlus' "high-speed" data is throttled to 5 Mbps

PagePlus is also improving its international features. Effective Sept. 1st. $29.95 and higher plans will include unlimited international text messages instead of charging 20¢ per SMS as they do now.

International calling features are also changing. Currently the $39.95 plan includes 100 international minutes, the $55 plan come with 200 international minutes and the $69.95 plan includes 400 international minutes. These minutes can only be used to call to landline numbers in certain countries. Starting Sept. 1st, the $29.95 and higher plans will all come with a $10/month international calling credit that can be used to call any supported international destination.

Unfortunately, Page Plus does not support international direct dialing. To make an international call you must dial a 10 digit access code (212-202-6521), wait for a voice prompt and then dial the international access code and international number you're calling followed by a pound sign. PagePlus does at least offer Android and iOS apps that automate the clunky international calling process.

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  1. Thanks for the update. The news about the additional data might just pushe me back to page plus. Any news on the 5mbps might gobup to 8 as is the case with cricket and metropcs (at least some the lower price metro plans)? Thanks again.

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    1. Would also like to see P+ add mobile hotspot as well but not sure if I see that happening anytime soon. That's the only reason why I'm with Verizon Prepaid.

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    2. On average Cricket's 8 Mbps maximum speed is actually slower than 5 Mbps. AFAIK MetroPCS doesn't throttle their high speed data. You might be thinking of T-Mobile's Simply Prepaid plans, which are throttled to 8 Mbps.

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    3. I'd like to see a nationwide average of Cricket speeds vs MetroPCS speeds (County by county, state by state, or whatever). I wouldn't be surprised if Cricket LTE speeds average out to 2 or 3 mbps, and MetroPCS speeds average out to 0.2 mbps.

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    4. Why do you think unthrottled MetroPCS would be slower than 8 Mbps throttled Cricket? It isn't Tested: Cricket, MetroPCS Much Slower Than Parent Networks
      MetroPCS averaged 8.1 Mbps
      Cricket 4.5 Mbps

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    5. You can use a 4G jetpack on Page plus service.

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  2. Will be interesting to see if Selectel sweetens their plans to compete.

    Since P+ = America Movil that means I would never sign up w/them nor allow / advise any family/friends for whom I manage service for. If they choose an America Movil company they are on their own when the inevitable over-billing/mysterious charges/unexplained service cut offs etc. happen, I won't ever deal w/America Movil CS again, even the federal govt. has had to threaten to take them to court to get them to comply w/the most basic rules they agreed to to provide lifeline service etc. A truly pathetic level of "service" but a business model that has been amazingly profitable on the backs of the uninformed/unwary.

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    1. Selectel includes domestic roaming. That's sweet enough for me.

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    2. Selectel appears to stand alone in having the best possible coverage for a prepaid carrier.

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    3. If you don't live in a roaming area and need roaming, page plus may be a better choice with the increased data and international calling and texting. I live in a metro area so I have never had to use any roaming. Hopefully Selectel will mirror Page Plus plans and then I would jump ship.

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  3. 5GB on Page Plus $55. 5GB on Straight Talk $45. Same network, same company. I don't get it.

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    1. Traditionally Page Plus has used a different business model than Straight Talk:
      Page Plus is sold by thousands of local dealers who offer personal support, fix phones, etc.
      Straight Talk is Walmart and online only. A lot of people don't use either and prefer dealing with local merchants.

      TracFone is reportedly cutting Page Plus dealer commissions and making changes that increase dealer costs so they might lose a lot of that local retail advantage and the only reason they can charge more.

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    2. Huge companies being clumsy with differentiating their divisions is nothing new.

      Mercury and Lincoln? Olds and Buick? And what was a Saturn anyway?

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    3. I don't care about Page Plus problems. I just care if i can can get the best deal for my money. Straight Talk wins all day. Pageplus need to lower they prices if they want to compete with Straight Talk.

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    4. "Pageplus need to lower they prices if they want to compete with Straight Talk."

      How many times do we need to remind people that the two are the exact same thing?

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  4. Still can't beat Straigh Talk 45 dollars plan with 5gb.

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    1. I agree if you are using Verizon towers. If you are using Sprint towers, it can beat imoh.

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    2. Why would it use sprint towers if you got a Verzion CDMA phone?

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    3. I can think of several things that beat "Straight Talk 45 dollars plan with 5gb"

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    1. Straight Talk with 20GB ?

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  6. so, PagePlus PayGo is still the same, no changes if you want to go real cheap at $10 every 4 months?

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    1. Correct, no changes to PayGo or the $12 plan.

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  7. This might hurt Kitty. She has basically written she won't react to this. How can you not respond to the competition?

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    1. Kitty's going to use up her nine lives quickly if she doesn't respond.

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    2. I thought Kitty was an online dealer for PP. Won't Kitty's rates match PP's come September?

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    3. Kitty is a PPC dealer, at least for now. She opened her own MVNO: Puppy Wireless, which runs off of Verizon's towers just like PPC. Since PPC has been cutting dealers' commission, Kitty has been freeing her company from the chains of PPC. So, yes, for Kitty PPC subscribers, the new plans will take affect 9/1. I think the new PPC plans will slow or stop people from moving to Puppy.

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    4. Kitty and co. are being put in a bad spot being a Verizon MVNO. I don't know if pushing forward their plans to become a AT&T MVNO could help generate additional business at this point with all low cost providers out there now.

      Dale

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    5. Silly thread. Kitty already announced she is working on new Puppy plans with more data, and dropping some plans. She is asking for input on the forum now. Of course she wants to move customers from PP to Puppy. The biggest bottleneck is that hundreds of people are trying to port at the same time.

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    6. It's might not be so "silly" since Ms. Kitty wrote this JUST yesterday:

      "Guess you'll be porting back then. We are not going to react to Page Plus. Our dashboard is far more powerful and I could list a dozen other benefits of Puppy over others. If you NEED what they are offering, and you are ok with supporting an entity that destroys American jobs and small business, then only you can make the decision that is right for you."

      Ms. Kitty was mulling over plans just last week, but now for some reason her "mulling" has changed to decision time: plans coming!

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    7. Kitty came out with some good plans! I wonder if Puppy is big enough for some of the competitors to react.

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  8. Sorry, Kitty. Small businesses can only destroy themselves by their own decisions.

    (Like those customer-hostile retailers that open at 10 AM and start shooing customers out at 4:30 so they can close at 5.... Then they blame the Walmart that is open twice as long per day for their failure).

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    1. Predictions of Puppy's demise are just more jealous drama.
      Her new 3G and 4G plans are better than PagePlus, not worse. http://www.kittyforums.net/showthread.php/10105-New-Puppy-Wireless-3g-and-4g-Plans-Announcement

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  9. I am a Pageplus Dealer this plan are currently active as of Yesterday evening.(8/26/15)

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  10. I get 7-8 down with cricket,and I get 20gb of lte that's the best deal by far.

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  11. In some areas, Verizon native coverage like Page Plus bests Att native coverage like Cricket and the Att mvnos. Ymmv. Giyf.

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  12. I am a Pageplus customer. I wonder why my international texts do not go through. My plan is $39.95. What is the best plan to get or make international texts? Please give me an answer on my time line. Thank you

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    1. Airvoice, AT&T GoPhone, Expo, Ultra and Lycamobile include unlimited international text messaging with all monthly plans.

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