I have been a Verizon Wireless customer for over 12 years. I started looking for other options when we last upgraded and were forced to have data plans for phones that we never used data on (ENV Touch). Thank goodness I found PagePlus here on HoFo. 2 of the three contracts ended yesterday. I was a little nervous about porting numbers on a weekend, but figured I'd try with one first.
I did the free port on the pageplus website, and then backed my phone up and fixed the WAP settings with bitpim while waiting for the port. I saw it go to 'service required' in maybe 20 minutes or so, so I figured WTH, and did the over the air activation. Worked fine, made my first call to confirm it was switched to pageplus, registered it to a new account, dropped in an $80 pin I got a couple weeks back at a good discount. Bam, 81.88 in my account and working like a charm, Awesome! Never had to talk to customer service, couldn't have been smoother.
Emboldened, I did the 2nd phone, had it all set up on pageplus in about 30 minutes.
So far, I am impressed! the 3rd phone contract ends tomorrow, so I'll do it all over again on Monday
Only oddity was having to pick a random LG phone from the dropdown list when registering the phones to my online account, and their website can sometimes be really slow to respond. Only improvement that would be nice would be a 'Port is complete' email.
Contracts really are for suckers! Thanks HoFo community!
Good to know! Thanks for sharing.
I have 5 PP phones and all are registered on my online account. I don't even use the phone images. I just choose a unique name for each one so that I can identify them easily.
Going on 2 months with PP and could not be more happy so far. Port from Verizon was very smooth and quick when I called customer service. I've been with Verizon for 20+ years but saving $50.00 per month by switching to PP is something I should have done a long time ago. I went for the $40.00 per month Unlimited T&T and it's very cool being able to stack Pins.
They really need a website upgrade. And data packs. Otherwise Page Plus is a good value.
Just a quick update on this. I agree that the phone make/model choices are an unnecessary option that is sorely outdated, and serves to be a source of customer confusion. My recommendation to IT was to eliminate this altogether, as it would be better to have nothing at all rather than a phone database that would be nearly impossible to maintain. It is on their project list, and I will be following up. Thanks to all who voiced their opinion about this - it helps us make improvements.
As for that last statement, I would have to completely agree with you there. My family has been contract free on our personal lines since 2007 and haven't regretted it one bit. The cost savings are great and so is the freedom / flexibility to move around carriers / plans / etc.
My PagePlus Phone History---12 Years & Counting
- Ericsson AF738, Jul 2001 - Dec 2003, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- Qualcomm QCP 2760, Dec 2003 - Feb 2008, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- LG VX-8600, Feb 2008 - Apr 2010, Std Plan, $30/Yr
- Samsung Omnia SCH-i910, Apr 2010 - Nov 2011, Std Plan, $80/Yr
- HTC Droid Incredible, Nov 2011 - Jun 2013, Std Plan, $80/Yr
- HTC Droid Incredible 2, Jun 2013 - Present (Std Plan, $30/Yr) + (Lycamobile Paygo, ~$40/Yr)
I had been with ATT since 1997 (Houston Cellular, Cingular, and then ATT). I was paying thru the nose.
1. Switched from my ATT plan, about $46 bucks a month for 1000minutes, including taxes, fees etc.
2. Page Plus plan is the 1200TNT. It costs about $28 a month, with taxes!
3. Service with ATT was perfect, and SO is Page Plus.
4. I find I am not interested in texting or mobile web. (I have an air card for lap top)
THANX PAGE PLUS FOR THE SAVINGS!