Wow!! I'm gonna buy a Thunderbolt today and use it on PP because its about time to upgrade and was soo excited until i heard you can't use it on PP.. and i was very upset. But this gives me hope. Which video did you follow? I want to make sure i follow the same one. Also which ebay dealer did you use, you can PM me if you'd like. Also hows the 1x speed? It shouldn't be too bad right?
Last edited by tracnet; 01-29-2012 at 09:08 PM.
I recently tested the "don't mention a PP Dealer by name" rule here on PP Hofo......trust me, it is still in effect - got me a 7 day ban.
With 4G sim in I have all services, not just data. What I meant in my post is that without 4G SIM I have everything except data and with 4G SIM I have everything with 3G data not just data. Sorry for mispresenting this info and confusing you.
I have bought a used thunderbolt w/ intention of using on PP. Think I am WAY over my head. Will/Can any PP dealer activate this for me?? If I want data, I have to do that flash programming stuff mentioned in the cited videos??? If i just call PP and activate with sim out and using meid number I'll have voice and text but no data - is this correct?? The used phone I got did not come with the 4g sim card -- should it have?? I'm thinking maybe I should return it . . . .thanks!
I have activated the phone without programming/flashing it and all it did was activate it but it didn't work for me. Now i did follow the video and i got call/texts but i can't get data to work.. Once i figure that out, i'll be set. Can anyone here help me with that? I have calling and texts but data isn't working for me.
My ThunderBolt is working perfectly. I bought it recently on sale on Cowboom.com (verizon remanufactured phone - $130 w/ charger, manuals, near-new condition). I thought I could just call Page Plus and activate it (with sim card removed). This is not the case. I read the posts, looked at You Tube videos about how to buy the progarm and reprogram it to flash it to Page Plus. Decided I was over my head and it sounded like the program cost over $100 and required windows 7 computer and did not install smoothly. I found a reference in one of the posts to BeigePhone.com. I called and talked to them. They charge $50 for programming a verizon thunderbolt to page plus. I mailed my phone to them on Wed, us priority mail fully insured with tracking($15 from Washington State to their shop in Dallas, TX). They programmed it to Page Plus, got me a local number for my location (decided I will port my old number to Google Voice and just forward calls to my new PagePlus number) and activated it. It arrived back from Texas on monday - awesome service and still well within the 30 day return period at Cowboom.com. It works perfectly. It makes and receives phone calls. It sends and receives SMS and MMS texts. It does internet and email. It works on mobile internet and wi-fi. I am very pleased. It is running Android version 2.2.1. Sending it to BeigePhone was cheaper than buying the hacking program and all I had to do was turn it on when it got back. It is a very nice phone with big screen and I like the larger size for viewing and touch screen. It is a heavy phone, even without the extended battery. And, I need to down load some aps to save battery life by fine tuning settings and also some aps to prevent all the garbage programs from dialing home. I had Beige Phone activate PagePlus THE 12 plan($12/mth), and in one day it had used up this plan's data attlottment (10 mb). So, I set up my page plus acct and bought a standard phone card for $10 which gives it 50 MB more data and the additional dollars for data rollover if not used. (I plan to use it on WIFI most of the time). However, I loved sitting in Costco parking lot yesterday and checking email! For general information it does not have a sim card in it. It returns a message to this effect when you power it up. You proceed to unlock it, ignoring the message and it works perfectly. Upon power up it says "No SIM Card in Phone (emergency calls only) Please Insert Sim. If you ignore that message - tap it in the middle of the screen and drag/flick down, it then unlocks and is on one of the home pages. It is an awesome phone, working perfectly. It was well worth having BeigePhone.com handle this. I am going to get one for my husband, too, now I know it works. And, since the phone arrived from Cowboom without any sim card, I emailed their customer serivce and they credited me back $20 for the lack of sim card. The phone also did not have SD card but I bought a sandisk 32 GB microSDHC card on Amazon for $30. I am not a tech person at all, so this solution was perfect for me.
You need to install a SIM card... any SIM card... to get data working.
any new testimony?
Seems like a lot of work to get a TB to work on PP.
i just brought a thunderbolt from a dude and the esn is clean
i called pageplus to switch my number to the thunderbolt phone
but when i tried to make a call it said something about the sim
card trying to be activated or something like that so it wouldnt let
me dial any other number? should i remove
the sim card and try it again? should i have it flashed? idk what to do
really confused someone please help me