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Thread: How does the 6 month rule for verizon prepaid phones work?

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    How does the 6 month rule for verizon prepaid phones work?

    I have a retail packaged prepaid verizon phone. Does it have to be active on verizon for 6 months before I can activate it on page plus? Or can it be active with verizon for 2 months and then deactivated for 4 months before activating on page plus?

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    From what I've gathered there is no 6 months rule. Prepaid VZW phones are banned no matter how long they've been activated on VZW prepaid. It seems PPC has no way to verify any length of activation so all are banned.
    I hope I'm wrong because I have a VX5500 "seasoning" in the back room right now.



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    Actually, it is rather muddled. According to published information from Page Plus, if a prepaid phone has been active (meaning paid each month) on the big V's prepaid service for at least 6 continuous months, the phone can be moved to PP or any other MVNO. Reality is that some phones can be activated on PP after 6 months of continuous V prepaid service and some can't be after only 6 months. Some prepaid phones can lay around for another 1-6 months and eventually activate on Page Plus, others never can be.

    There is no rhyme or reason. As a rule, it is advised that if a V prepaid phone is in your possession find a different one (they are available and quite cheaply on Ebay, Craigslist etc.) to use for activation on Page Plus...but no Blackberry contrary to reports of sporadic activation of some newer model BBs.
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