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Old 03-19-2010, 03:07 PM
Ignorant.not.stupid
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Default Droid on PagePlus?

After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the Eris
and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.

At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200 minutes
plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).

On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will they
work properly on PagePlus?

And will I be able to use the GPS functions?

Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Droid on PagePlus?

Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the Eris
> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>
> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200 minutes
> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>
> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will they
> work properly on PagePlus?
>
> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>
> Thanks!


No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus. I
think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
much better than Verizon's own plans.

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Old 03-19-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Droid on PagePlus?

SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in news:4ba39c8f$0$1631
$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net:

> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the Eris
>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>
>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200 minutes
>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>
>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will they
>> work properly on PagePlus?
>>
>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>
>> Thanks!

>
> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus. I
> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
> much better than Verizon's own plans.
>


What's verizon do, scan all the thousands of pageplus customers across the
country?

I doubt that....


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Old 03-19-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Droid on PagePlus?

On 3/19/2010 8:47 AM, SMS wrote:
> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the Eris
>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>
>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200 minutes
>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>
>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will
>> they work properly on PagePlus?
>>
>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>
>> Thanks!

>
> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus. I
> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
> much better than Verizon's own plans.



Are other phones (Eris, Omnia, etc.) also blocked by Verizon?

Remember, PagePlus uses Verizon infrastructure - only. Verizon gets
revenue from PagePlus, and without the overhead of stores, customer
service, debt collection, etc. It would not surprise me to discover that
Verizon sits on the PagePlus board, and even has equity.


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Old 03-19-2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: Droid on PagePlus?


"Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D407CE866D6Cnoonehomecom@74.209.131.13...
> SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in news:4ba39c8f$0$1631
> $742ec2ed@news.sonic.net:
>
>> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the Eris
>>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>>
>>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200 minutes
>>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>>
>>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will they
>>> work properly on PagePlus?
>>>
>>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>>
>>> Thanks!

>>
>> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus. I
>> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
>> much better than Verizon's own plans.
>>

>
> What's verizon do, scan all the thousands of pageplus customers across the
> country?
>
> I doubt that....


No, existing customers using smartphones are apparently "grandfathered," but
PagePlus will no longer activate (or ESN swap) a smartphone.

AFAIK, they block by manufacturer code- all HTC-built and Palm-branded
phones (Treos and Centros) are blocked- I'm not sure how they "detect"
Droids (maybe Motorola is using a new manufacturer code on those?) I
believe Omnias are still ok, Samsung makes too many low-end dumbphones for
PP to block all Samsungs- the older Sammy smartphones, like i730s and i760s
are still being activated, so I suspect the Omnias are still getting
activated as well.

The manufacturer code method, IMO, is probably a temporary "emergency"
measure- I suspect Verizon will eventually require PP to block by ESN/MEID
eliminating all smartphone activations, just like Verizon does with their
own PAYG plans.



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Old 03-19-2010, 06:06 PM
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"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
news:F%Non.52027$2r7.21735@newsfe05.iad:

> The manufacturer code method, IMO, is probably a temporary "emergency"
> measure- I suspect Verizon will eventually require PP to block by
> ESN/MEID eliminating all smartphone activations, just like Verizon
> does with their own PAYG plans.
>
>


Why would a company being paid $1.20/MB for data (or even 60c/MB overage
rates over the paltry 20 or 50MB on the monthly plans) EVER want to hose a
great cash cow that's earning them $1.20/MB for data that costs virtually
nothing to provide?

That doesn't make any sense! PP is sharing that cash cow revenue stream
with The Borg for sure! The Borg are just wholesaling data to them to
resell at a profit. Everybody wins! Why should they restrict it on a PER
MEGABYTE basis? They certainly don't any VZW customer retailing data at
$1.99/MB to them, do they?



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Old 03-19-2010, 06:11 PM
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Larry wrote:
> "Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
> news:F%Non.52027$2r7.21735@newsfe05.iad:
>
>> The manufacturer code method, IMO, is probably a temporary "emergency"
>> measure- I suspect Verizon will eventually require PP to block by
>> ESN/MEID eliminating all smartphone activations, just like Verizon
>> does with their own PAYG plans.
>>
>>

>
> Why would a company being paid $1.20/MB for data (or even 60c/MB overage
> rates over the paltry 20 or 50MB on the monthly plans) EVER want to hose a
> great cash cow that's earning them $1.20/MB for data that costs virtually
> nothing to provide?


Because they believe, probably incorrectly, that if people can't
activate a smart phone on PagePlus that they'll come running to Verizon
to sign up for a $70/month plan.

> That doesn't make any sense! PP is sharing that cash cow revenue stream
> with The Borg for sure! The Borg are just wholesaling data to them to
> resell at a profit. Everybody wins! Why should they restrict it on a PER
> MEGABYTE basis? They certainly don't any VZW customer retailing data at
> $1.99/MB to them, do they?


I have the feeling that Verizon is displeased with PagePlus, not just
over $1.20/MB data, but over them offering the 1200/1200/50MB plan and
the unlimited/unlimited/20 MB plan, at such good price points.

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Old 03-19-2010, 06:25 PM
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"Ignorant.not.stupid" <none@no.no> wrote in news:ho081s$k4d$1
@news.eternal-september.org:

> On 3/19/2010 8:47 AM, SMS wrote:
>> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the

Eris
>>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>>
>>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200

minutes
>>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>>
>>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will
>>> they work properly on PagePlus?
>>>
>>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>>
>>> Thanks!

>>
>> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus.

I
>> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
>> much better than Verizon's own plans.

>
>
> Are other phones (Eris, Omnia, etc.) also blocked by Verizon?
>
> Remember, PagePlus uses Verizon infrastructure - only. Verizon gets
> revenue from PagePlus, and without the overhead of stores, customer
> service, debt collection, etc. It would not surprise me to discover

that
> Verizon sits on the PagePlus board, and even has equity.
>
>


You view of the relationship is a bit off. Verizon Wireless is a retail
marketing company selling phones and accounts to consumers and business.
Pageplus is also a company just like it.

Cellular service across America for BOTH these companies comes from
Cellco Partnership, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidary of Verizon
Communications and Vodaphone from Europe. Cellco Partnership sells
Verizon airtime and data just like it does Pageplus and several other
"carriers" the interfacing companies selling accounts to you.

They are a different company from Verizon Wireless. Here's a 10K to the
SEC explaining them, the first example I bumped into on Google for this
message:

http://news.vzw.com/investor/pdf/Cellco10k3-14-06.pdf

Notice the name of their company DIFFERS from Verizon Wireless of the
East, LP on this 10K.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/pdfs/...0K-ASFILED.pdf

Cellco Partnerships AND Verizon Wireless are two companies UNDER Verizon
Communications. This separate relationship, probably partly the
responsibility of the FCC who licenses Cellco Partnership, not Verizon
Wireless who has no FCC licenses, is the reason Pageplus and the other
non-Verizon companies can exist on the system.....

VODAPHONE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
|________________________________|
| |
CELLCO PARTNERSHIP VERIZON WIRELESS
(owns the system) (owns stores, sells phones)
|
PAGE PLUS CELLULAR

Verizon Wireless has nothing to do with PagePlus or any other company on
the system. They are customers of Cellco Partnership, LP, too!







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Old 03-19-2010, 06:33 PM
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SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in news:4ba3b043$0$1640
$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net:

> I have the feeling that Verizon is displeased with PagePlus, not just
> over $1.20/MB data, but over them offering the 1200/1200/50MB plan and
> the unlimited/unlimited/20 MB plan, at such good price points.
>
>


I have no doubt Verizon Wireless is FURIOUS over the deal between Cellco
Partnership, LP and Pageplus Cellular as it exposes, to the public, their
usury profit margins on even the simplest of products.

But, alas, I'm sure the FCC lawyers have a say in making Verizon Wireless a
MONOPOLY on Cellco Partnership's excellent cellular system...... FCC STILL
controls that licensing nonsense at the behest of the people of the United
States of America. At least that's the illusion that prevents the civil
war, so far.

If Pageplus had to buy services from Verizon Wireless, they'd be out of
business.



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Old 03-19-2010, 06:48 PM
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"Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D408883CEF8noonehomecom@74.209.131.13...
> "Ignorant.not.stupid" <none@no.no> wrote in news:ho081s$k4d$1
> @news.eternal-september.org:
>
>> On 3/19/2010 8:47 AM, SMS wrote:
>>> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>>>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the

> Eris
>>>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>>>
>>>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200

> minutes
>>>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>>>
>>>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will
>>>> they work properly on PagePlus?
>>>>
>>>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus.

> I
>>> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
>>> much better than Verizon's own plans.

>>
>>
>> Are other phones (Eris, Omnia, etc.) also blocked by Verizon?
>>
>> Remember, PagePlus uses Verizon infrastructure - only. Verizon gets
>> revenue from PagePlus, and without the overhead of stores, customer
>> service, debt collection, etc. It would not surprise me to discover

> that
>> Verizon sits on the PagePlus board, and even has equity.
>>
>>

>
> You view of the relationship is a bit off. Verizon Wireless is a retail
> marketing company selling phones and accounts to consumers and business.
> Pageplus is also a company just like it.
>
> Cellular service across America for BOTH these companies comes from
> Cellco Partnership, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidary of Verizon
> Communications and Vodaphone from Europe. Cellco Partnership sells
> Verizon airtime and data just like it does Pageplus and several other
> "carriers" the interfacing companies selling accounts to you.
>
> They are a different company from Verizon Wireless. Here's a 10K to the
> SEC explaining them, the first example I bumped into on Google for this
> message:
>
> http://news.vzw.com/investor/pdf/Cellco10k3-14-06.pdf
>
> Notice the name of their company DIFFERS from Verizon Wireless of the
> East, LP on this 10K.
>
> http://www.verizonwireless.com/pdfs/...0K-ASFILED.pdf
>
> Cellco Partnerships AND Verizon Wireless are two companies UNDER Verizon
> Communications. This separate relationship, probably partly the
> responsibility of the FCC who licenses Cellco Partnership, not Verizon
> Wireless who has no FCC licenses, is the reason Pageplus and the other
> non-Verizon companies can exist on the system.....
>
> VODAPHONE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
> |________________________________|
> | |
> CELLCO PARTNERSHIP VERIZON WIRELESS
> (owns the system) (owns stores, sells phones)
> |
> PAGE PLUS CELLULAR
>
> Verizon Wireless has nothing to do with PagePlus or any other company on
> the system. They are customers of Cellco Partnership, LP, too!


Cellco Partnership = Verizon Wireless.

Page Plus is a reseller of Verizon Wireless. Having said that, I don't
think Verizon is "angry" with PP. Verizon enjoys the revenue PP gathers for
them.

PP allows Verizon Wireless to reap the benefits of selling service to a
price sensitive demographic who'd never pony up the full retail price of
VZW, and still get away with charging "real" VZW prices for "real" VZW
service, just like major manufactuers produce goods under contract for
private label brands.

While we all know who provides PP's service, a quick gander at PP's website
will turn up absolutely NO reference to Verizon. PP's contract doesn't
allow them to disclose who's network they run on, any more than the local
Safeway brand of Cheerios-like "Oat Rings" cereal could claim it's made by
General Mills (if, in fact, it were.)





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Old 03-19-2010, 07:50 PM
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"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Larry" <noone@home.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns9D408883CEF8noonehomecom@74.209.131.13...
>> "Ignorant.not.stupid" <none@no.no> wrote in news:ho081s$k4d$1
>> @news.eternal-september.org:
>>
>>> On 3/19/2010 8:47 AM, SMS wrote:
>>>> Ignorant.not.stupid wrote:
>>>>> After gaining some experience with a WM 6.x handset, I tried the

>> Eris
>>>>> and the Motorola Droid, and prefer either.
>>>>>
>>>>> At the moment, I'm using the $30/month PagePlus plan with 1200

>> minutes
>>>>> plus 50MB of data (enough for checking email when traveling).
>>>>>
>>>>> On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will
>>>>> they work properly on PagePlus?
>>>>>
>>>>> And will I be able to use the GPS functions?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> No. Verizon has prevented the Droid from being activated on PagePlus.

>> I
>>>> think that PagePlus has pissed them off by offering plans that are so
>>>> much better than Verizon's own plans.
>>>
>>>
>>> Are other phones (Eris, Omnia, etc.) also blocked by Verizon?
>>>
>>> Remember, PagePlus uses Verizon infrastructure - only. Verizon gets
>>> revenue from PagePlus, and without the overhead of stores, customer
>>> service, debt collection, etc. It would not surprise me to discover

>> that
>>> Verizon sits on the PagePlus board, and even has equity.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> You view of the relationship is a bit off. Verizon Wireless is a retail
>> marketing company selling phones and accounts to consumers and business.
>> Pageplus is also a company just like it.
>>
>> Cellular service across America for BOTH these companies comes from
>> Cellco Partnership, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidary of Verizon
>> Communications and Vodaphone from Europe. Cellco Partnership sells
>> Verizon airtime and data just like it does Pageplus and several other
>> "carriers" the interfacing companies selling accounts to you.
>>
>> They are a different company from Verizon Wireless. Here's a 10K to the
>> SEC explaining them, the first example I bumped into on Google for this
>> message:
>>
>> http://news.vzw.com/investor/pdf/Cellco10k3-14-06.pdf
>>
>> Notice the name of their company DIFFERS from Verizon Wireless of the
>> East, LP on this 10K.
>>
>> http://www.verizonwireless.com/pdfs/...0K-ASFILED.pdf
>>
>> Cellco Partnerships AND Verizon Wireless are two companies UNDER Verizon
>> Communications. This separate relationship, probably partly the
>> responsibility of the FCC who licenses Cellco Partnership, not Verizon
>> Wireless who has no FCC licenses, is the reason Pageplus and the other
>> non-Verizon companies can exist on the system.....
>>
>> VODAPHONE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
>> |________________________________|
>> |
>> |
>> CELLCO PARTNERSHIP VERIZON WIRELESS
>> (owns the system) (owns stores, sells phones)
>> |
>> PAGE PLUS CELLULAR
>>
>> Verizon Wireless has nothing to do with PagePlus or any other company on
>> the system. They are customers of Cellco Partnership, LP, too!

>
> Cellco Partnership = Verizon Wireless.


Todd is correct and you are incorrect, Larry.

Both .pdf files that you, Larry, provided the links to make very clear the
fact that Verizon Wireless is a "dba" of Cellco Partnership. Cellco
Partnership is "doing business as" Verizon Wireless. Cellco Partnership and
Verizon Wireless are one-in-the-same.

The correct relationship chart is therefore what we all understand (unless
there is a sub-corp between "CP/VZW" and PP:

VODAPHONE VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS
|________________________________|
|
CELLCO PARTNERSHIP d/b/a VERIZON WIRELESS
|
PAGE PLUS CELLULAR



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Old 03-19-2010, 08:53 PM
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"Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
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> While we all know who provides PP's service, a quick gander at PP's
> website will turn up absolutely NO reference to Verizon.


Just dial 611 on any PP phone and you get Verizon Wireless....I suppose so
you can "upgrade" to Verizon Wireless...if you lose your mind.

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:28 PM
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On 3/19/2010 1:11 PM, SMS wrote:
> Larry wrote:
>> "Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote in
>> news:F%Non.52027$2r7.21735@newsfe05.iad:
>>> The manufacturer code method, IMO, is probably a temporary "emergency"
>>> measure- I suspect Verizon will eventually require PP to block by
>>> ESN/MEID eliminating all smartphone activations, just like Verizon
>>> does with their own PAYG plans.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Why would a company being paid $1.20/MB for data (or even 60c/MB
>> overage rates over the paltry 20 or 50MB on the monthly plans) EVER
>> want to hose a great cash cow that's earning them $1.20/MB for data
>> that costs virtually nothing to provide?

>
> Because they believe, probably incorrectly, that if people can't
> activate a smart phone on PagePlus that they'll come running to Verizon
> to sign up for a $70/month plan.


Since smartphones are being discussed I'll bet you mean the $29.95 plan
that would allow you to use the phone for more than 1.5 minutes/day on
Pageplus's former plan?

>
>> That doesn't make any sense! PP is sharing that cash cow revenue
>> stream with The Borg for sure! The Borg are just wholesaling data to
>> them to resell at a profit. Everybody wins! Why should they restrict
>> it on a PER MEGABYTE basis? They certainly don't any VZW customer
>> retailing data at $1.99/MB to them, do they?

>
> I have the feeling that Verizon is displeased with PagePlus, not just
> over $1.20/MB data, but over them offering the 1200/1200/50MB plan and
> the unlimited/unlimited/20 MB plan, at such good price points.




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Old 03-20-2010, 01:40 AM
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I'm currently using the Samsung i760, an intelligent smartphone with
WiFi, broadband, tethering, and much more. But this phone - though it
works perfectly on PagePlus - is a WM6.1 machine and that simply won't do.

I'd welcome a Droid, Eris, Omnia, etc., and can economically acquire an
out-of-contract unit via ebay or Craigslist, but still don't know what
Verizon blocks and permits.


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Old 03-20-2010, 06:36 PM
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How about other prepaid cellular companies?

My goal is to combine an excellent smartphone (Droid, Eris, Omnia,
etc.), with a low-cost service that provides limited data and at least
750 minutes per month. PagePlus would be fine, but there are
competitors: Virgin, Cricket, Boost, StraightTalk, etc...

???

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Old 03-21-2010, 04:14 AM
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in
news:elmop-64533F.11270120032010@news.eternal-september.org:

> In article <F%Non.52027$2r7.21735@newsfe05.iad>,
> "Todd Allcock" <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote:
>
>> > What's verizon do, scan all the thousands of pageplus customers
>> > across the country?
>> >
>> > I doubt that....

>>
>> No, existing customers using smartphones are apparently
>> "grandfathered," but PagePlus will no longer activate (or ESN swap) a
>> smartphone.

>
> Grandfathered only until they decide to switch plans, at which point
> the phone is compared to the ESN database and then PP won't activate
> it for that plan--or ever again.
>


I hope this doesn't spread to old 300 and 600mw AMPZ/CDMA phones with the
big transmitters in them. They work much better outside the city than
these 120mw peanut whistles do.



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Old 03-21-2010, 04:16 AM
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Lono <londotpennelli@gmail.com> wrote in news:ho313b$u3l$1@news.eternal-
september.org:

> How about other prepaid cellular companies?
>
> My goal is to combine an excellent smartphone (Droid, Eris, Omnia,
> etc.), with a low-cost service that provides limited data and at least
> 750 minutes per month. PagePlus would be fine, but there are
> competitors: Virgin, Cricket, Boost, StraightTalk, etc...
>
> ???
>


Yeah, but most of them are on the tiniest footprint systems like T-mobile
or ATT or Cricket (which has its own system in tiny little islands but
works great if you happen to be in their area.)

Pageplus gives you nationwide service on Verizon, plus coverage on some mom
and pop carriers in the boondocks on AMPS if you have the capability.


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I had pageplus and couldn't use any of the apps that were on my verizon smart phone. also had to turn off my phone everytime i used internet or it would use up all of my 20 mb allowed with pageplus. they don't tell you that in advance. sold us the phone said it would work with pageplus but when i tried to use navigation and listen to music it didn't work. when i called they said didn't work on phones unless they had an owl on them. so we brought smartphone with owl on it and it still didn't work. we went with sprint family plan. and we get 1500 min. and everything else unlimited. night minutes start a 7 pm and we can watch tv, listen to music, search web and text all we want. i love navigation feature it also show all the restaurants and hotels on our route we are traveling. also all calls to cellphones don't use up your minutes. was paying 120.00 a month plus whatever they decide to charge us for overrages on data plus bogus fees for 3 phones. some month we had to pay double. now paying 130.00 a month for 3 phones after discount with sprint. 500 minutes a phone and my kids have never gone over minutes. about 47.00 a phone after taxes. works well for us because all of our friends and family have cellphones. and my kids have the lastest technology on their phones. and sprint is everywhere. no extra 30.00 a month charge per phone for data plan like with verizon and att. hope this helps.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:13 AM
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@ OP

"On Verizon, Droid-phones apparently require a data plan - but will they
work properly on PagePlus?

And will I be able to use the GPS functions?

Thanks!"


I am usng a Moto Droid on PP I love it I have the 40 dollar a month Unlimited plan and Have full functionallity of all the droids shiny features.
Feal free to message me for questions on how to activate the droid on PP..
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:13 PM
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Default Droid does work on PagePlus

I got a used Droid from buying it on eBay last week.
I called up PagePlus and told them I wanted to do an ESN change.
I gave them the old phone's ESN and the Droid's ESN.
Good to go.
I was able to successfully use my Droid on PagePlus.

(One thing is that when you turn on the Droid, it wants you to activate before continuing on to the main screen. I did the ESN switch before activating. Pageplus would have you dial #22890 to do the programming, but Droid won't let you do that. You have to push the "Activate" button or whatever it is that the Droid shows on the screen.)
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:19 PM
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Default Droid does work on PagePlus

I called Pageplus and did an ESN change to a Droid phone before trying to activate the phone. Once that is done, turn on the Droid, activate it. And you're good to go. Worked for me. (This was on July16, 2010).
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