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    Reactivate Page Plus phone

    Hi all. I was a Page Plus customer until summer 2010 when I left the country for a year. I'm back in the US, and want to reactivate my old phone. Is this possible - is the ESN still good? I notice that http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...-Dealers-lt-lt activates for free - is it possible to use them?
    Last edited by icebook; 08-01-2011 at 01:00 AM. Reason: removed direct dealer link

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    The ESN should be good to activate, through any PP dealer, unless it was a Verizon prepaid phone in a prior life.
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    I never used Verizon pre-paid, however I bought the phone at Best Buy and not through Page Plus. Is it possible that it was a Verizon pre-paid phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrikaane View Post
    I never used Verizon pre-paid, however I bought the phone at Best Buy and not through Page Plus. Is it possible that it was a Verizon pre-paid phone?
    If you paid something cheap it is probable it was prepaid.

    I don't know; certain online dealers may check your ESN for acceptability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrikaane View Post
    I never used Verizon pre-paid, however I bought the phone at Best Buy and not through Page Plus. Is it possible that it was a Verizon pre-paid phone?
    its quite likely it was but its easiest to just call PP customer service and ask if the ESN from your phone is clear to be activated on thieir service for a definitive answer. They will activate it for free if it is and also include the $2 airtime bonus. There's no need to use a dealer unless you really want to

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    PP says the my old phone won't work. I want to continue using PP, but don't want to pay more than $20 for a new phone. Ideas? The PP rep did mention old contract Verizon phones might work...

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    Ask friends who were or are on VZ for their old phones. Or look to craigslist or eBay for a Verizon postpaid phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrikaane View Post
    PP says the my old phone won't work. I want to continue using PP, but don't want to pay more than $20 for a new phone. Ideas? The PP rep did mention old contract Verizon phones might work...
    tons of Verizon phones available on ebay or CL for under $20, some for under $10. Consider the Moto W385.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebook View Post
    its quite likely it was but its easiest to just call PP customer service and ask if the ESN from your phone is clear to be activated on thieir service for a definitive answer. They will activate it for free if it is and also include the $2 airtime bonus. There's no need to use a dealer unless you really want to
    I activated sevices today with PP and, althjough I asked for it, the rep wouldn't offer me the $2 airtime bonus. I started with a $0 balance and had to add $10 to get started. She said you could activate on-line(?) or a dealer could get the bonus applied. Did I mess up or did PP change their policy?

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    I activated a phone by CSR a few weeks ago and there was no $2 bonus. She did give me 12 cents bonus to make the first call, but I added a $25 card anyway. I think the $2 bonus is if a dealer activates the phone for you.

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    I always thought that $2 was NOT received when activating directly through PPC, thinking that it was only received when activating through a dealer, but when I mentioned it here a few months ago, I received at least one reply stating that the $2 was also received when activating directly through PPC. I have no idea which is correct. Maybe Denny will come by and set us straight?
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    Back in January, I activated online and got the $2. I wonder if you get it if you don't go through customer service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willow16 View Post
    Back in January, I activated online and got the $2. I wonder if you get it if you don't go through customer service?
    what are the links/steps for on-line activation? I didn't see it on the website. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw530 View Post
    what are the links/steps for on-line activation? I didn't see it on the website. Thanks
    It's under "Shop Online" -> "Activate" on the PPC home page menu.

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