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.
- 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.
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.