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Page Plus Doubles the Minutes and Texts Included With its $12 Plan

TracFone's Page Plus Cellular has finally updated its $12 plan. The Twelve, as the plan is called, now includes 500 minutes, 500 SMS or MMS and 100 MB of data, twice as many minutes and messages and ten times as much data as before. It's still a "3G-only" plan, meaning that only non-LTE capable phones are allowed.

The 3G only restriction has been around since 2014 when LTE phones were first allowed on Verizon MVNOs. Supposedly Verizon charged MVNOs extra for LTE so Page Plus compensated by blocking LTE capable phones on its least expensive plans. I find it hard to believe that LTE service still costs TracFone more than 3G. Verizon has announced that they plan to shut 2G and 3G down at the end of 2019, so you would think they would be encouraging customers with non-LTE phones to upgrade. I suspect that real reason for the no LTE phones rule is that Page Plus wants to get users to switch to a more expensive plan. The lowest cost Page Plus plan that allows LTE phones costs $29.95/month.

In any case, if you want to use Page Plus' $12 plan you are going to have to find a Verizon whitelisted, non-LTE phone. Or better yet, use a different Verizon MVNO like Red Pocket, US Mobile or Expo Mobile that and allows LTE phones on low cost plans.

Here's the current Page Plus Plan line up:
  • $69.95/month ($64 with auto refill) - unlimited talk and messaging, unlimited high spreed data
  • $55/month ($50 with auto refill) - unlimited talk and messaging, unlimited data throttled to 64 kbps after 10 GB 
  • $39.95/month ($36 with auto refill) - unlimited talk and messaging, unlimited data throttled to 64 kbps after 3 GB 
  • $29.95/month ($27 with auto refill) - 1500 minutes, unlimited messaging, unlimited data throttled to 64 kbps after 1 GB
  • $12/month ($10 with auto refill) - 500 minutes, 500 SMS or MMS, 100 MB data. Non-LTE phones only
  • Pay As You GO - minimum top up $10 every 120 days, 4¢-10¢/min, 5¢SMS or MMS, 10¢/MB. Non-LTE phones only.
Page Plus charges state and local sales and e911 taxes in all states that have them plus a 1.5% Federal Universal Service Fee and a 0.2% Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee. Users can avoid the taxes by buying airtime from online vendors. Page Plus terms of service prohibit hotspot and tethering.

Source: Page Plus Cellular

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  1. do you have a citation url for 3G shutdown on verizon? have seen articles that talk about 2G shutdown in 2019. understand that 2G & 3G refarming to LTE. but would like see "announcement" or anything from verizon saying 3G shutdown in 2019. thanks.

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    1. your linked articles deal primarily with the verizon 2G shutdown. that doesn't necessarily mean 3G is being shutdown. oh well doesn't matter. elsewhere saw that verizon wants both 2G & 3G completely shutdown by 2021. it could just be sooner. certainly for 2G.

      this confusion of mine is similar to my looking for anything definitive that AT&T was shutting down 2G by end of 2017 and running across an article that mistakenly apparently assumed that meant AT&T was also really going to shutdown 3G in 2017. didn't happen. at&t 2G gone. but 3G still working. (had foreign phones that were at&t 2G compatible until december 2017, and dead after that.)

      but whatever. just curious in nailing this down with regards to verizon 3G. because want to know how long a lifetime that my old backup verizon iphone 4s has left. have pageplus paygo on that. but also have a freedomplus at&t LTE sim card on that, and at this point if verizon kills off 3G in 2019, then probably have a year so left on at&t until at&t kills off 3G and have to move that fp att lte sim card to a real at&t lte compatible phone.

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    2. Verizon's 3G EVDO technology is data-only. Without 2G, the only way to make calls will be with Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Any phone that doesn't support LTE and VoLTE will be a data only device.

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  2. Yay PagePlus! Welcome to 2012!! *rolls eyes*
    ....oh wait "10¢/MB for PAYG" *sigh* ...wrong decade, never mind.

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  3. Red Pocket has a much better deal. $10 for 500 minutes 500 SMS or MMS and 500 MB of data. If you buy a years worth of service at their Ebay store you can get it for $8.25/month and you can choose Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Pocket-1-Year-Prepaid-Wireless-Essential-Plan-No-Contract-SIM-Kit-Included-/132043269270?afsrc=1&rmvSB=true

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  4. Ever since Tracfone bought PagePlus service has gone downhill. Constant outages and ignorant customer service. RedPocket has a much better deals for low usage service. Plus they run on all 4 carriers.

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  5. Page Plus and Net 10 are legacy brands like Gosmart, Simple and Family Mobile.

    Between Total, Straight, and their main Trac brand,the extra 4 are redundant and uncompetitive.

    They should just migrate all those customers over to Straight Talk and throw in Total's $5 addons, then operate Straight and Trac as their heavy and light usage offerings.

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    1. Don't forget Telcel America! ;) lol

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    2. You don't seem to know much about branding.

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    3. "You don't seem to know much about branding."

      I'd say 4 years working the roundup for the Circle K ranch wrangling dogies taught me more about branding that you city slickers will ever know!

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  6. Didn't this change take place a month ago or is there something new?

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    1. AFAIK, the changes to the $12 plan happened yesterday.

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  7. Nope. This change took place on Nov. 13.

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