PagePlus--#1:Standard Plan; #2 & #3:PT2000+Standard Plan
garya505, unfortunately, many eBay sellers often state that these old phone models are new. Unless it comes in the manufacturer's original packaging, I would doubt that it is really new, but I can't be sure of that.
The used $15 ones I mentioned earlier have a 7 day return policy. I am trying to resist buying one just for a backup. But I have other backups available, so I guess I'll pass.
............ My PagePlus Phone History---11 Years & Counting
Ericsson AF738, Jul 01 - Dec 03, Std Plan, $30/Yr
Qualcomm QCP 2760, Dec 03 - Feb 08, Std Plan, $30/Yr
LG VX-8600, Feb 08 - Apr 10, Std Plan, $30/Yr
Samsung Omnia SCH-i910, Apr 10 - Nov 11, Std Plan, $80/Yr
HTC Droid Incredible, Nov 11 - Present, Std Plan, $80/Yr
If I knew where I could get a W385 that was a left-over Verizon out-of-warranty replacement phone I would go for that. I had gotten these ("white box" units) previously on other models and they were always good quality.
BTW, I queried some of the sellers and some were up-front when asked. The phones they are selling are probably all PagePlus refurbs, or maybe VZW white-box rejects.
I've about decided to go Page Plus and primarily need voice and text but if it has 100 mb data, why not use it? Here's the part that confuses me. I read the thread about modding a Droid, which was very good, BTW. I'm cheap and have an outdoor job so I'm rough on phones so I had considered a Devour, especially because I would prefer a hardware keyboard. The author mentions data leaks on older Android OS's so I think I might be better off with a Citrus, which I'm not crazy about because it has the onscreen keyboard and a small screen at that. I'm pretty familiar with WM, mostly 5 but older or newer is also OK. Assuming I add Opera Mini, wouldn't I be just about as well off (WM over Android) without having to load stuff to keep an Android phone from sucking up the data allowance? If so, would a Treo Pro or a Moto Q9m be preferable?
Just activated a Droid X no probs. Rooted on leaked Gingerbread and loving it! Thanks to the folks who mentioned Droidwall and 3G watchdog, I block everything but weather, messaging for MMS, and sportstap and get along just fine with my 100MB. No data leaks to speak of.
On a side note, I noticed some PP dealers offering phones like Droid Eris now.
Just got a pixi plus here. Activation was no problem but the phone itself was a bit of a challenge. Silly thing came with test firm ware and I had to flash it. Activating was touchy as we have very marginal signal here. Then of course it had to have a Palm profile before we could even see what it can do.
Turns out to be pretty sweet. Non-locked Linux (unlike Android) with hundreds of apps available. Seems to suck more data than I really want to pay for but it also can just pretty much live in airplane mode on wifi. Poor man's iPhone. I even loaded Bubble Wrap app.