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    Phone with a decent camera, under $200?

    I've been with Page Plus pay-as-you-go forever and I'm happy with the service. I've been using a Moto E4 for almost two years and it still works fine but I'm contemplating the possibility of upgrading if I can get a better camera. I am used to Android, have never had an iPhone and not sure that I want one. I would prefer to pay closer to $100 but would consider going up to $200.

    Thanks in advance.

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    If you are looking for a branded phone, look at the Straight Talk site for Galaxy A50 which is $150 right now or the Straight Talk's Moto G Power on the Walmart's site which is $130.

    Those are two phones that I would think you would get a better camera in.

    Hope that helps.

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    If you're up for it.

    Moto G Stylus | Unlocked | Made for US by Motorola | 4/128GB | 48MP Camera | 2020
    $199.99
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B084CVPL...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    $100 off
    Tracfone/Simple Mobile/Total Wireless has just released a deal that if you buy any $100+ Unlocked Cell Phone, add a SIM Card on same purchase, and activate that SIM you get $100 back as a Gift Card (Amazon, Venmo, or MasterCard GC).
    https://slickdeals.net/f/14431031-am...01#commentsBox
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    Slickdeals has the same deal on phones $199.00 and up at Best Buy. Picked up a Moto G Stylus for $135.00 out the door last week.

    https://slickdeals.net/f/14460299-be...acfone-service

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    If you're up for it.

    Moto G Stylus | Unlocked | Made for US by Motorola | 4/128GB | 48MP Camera | 2020
    $199.99
    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B084CVPL...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    $100 off
    Tracfone/Simple Mobile/Total Wireless has just released a deal that if you buy any $100+ Unlocked Cell Phone, add a SIM Card on same purchase, and activate that SIM you get $100 back as a Gift Card (Amazon, Venmo, or MasterCard GC).
    https://slickdeals.net/f/14431031-am...01#commentsBox

    If I buy a Tracfone sim and airtime, once I've received the $100 credit I shouldn't have any problem activating the phone on my Page Plus account, right?

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    Don't activate the TF VZW SIM & you should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Don't activate the TF VZW SIM & you should be ok.
    So activate an AT&T sim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLMI View Post
    So activate an AT&T sim?
    Or the TM SIM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    Or the TM SIM.
    So are you planning to activate it with a plan on TF first to get the deal? The deal requires activation on Tracfone for the $100 gift card. You can't use ATT or TM on PP. You can get a Vzw compatible phone and a TF sim and activate that new on PP no problem. But you're not getting the $100 unless you activate on TF first and then transfer to PP later.
    Maybe @zapjb was referring to some mention in the forums of going from one Vzw/mvno to another Vzw/mvno doesn't always work. Don't know that that's ever been 100% verified or doesn't apply with TF since TF/ST/TW/PP etc are all the same company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpz1 View Post
    So are you planning to activate it with a plan on TF first to get the deal? The deal requires activation on Tracfone for the $100 gift card. You can't use ATT or TM on PP. You can get a Vzw compatible phone and a TF sim and activate that new on PP no problem. But you're not getting the $100 unless you activate on TF first and then transfer to PP later.
    Maybe @zapjb was referring to some mention in the forums of going from one Vzw/mvno to another Vzw/mvno doesn't always work. Don't know that that's ever been 100% verified or doesn't apply with TF since TF/ST/TW/PP etc are all the same company.
    Well based on the warning not to activate on TF if I want to active on PP later, I ordered the Simple Mobile sim and airtime with the phone. I sure hope it works as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLMI View Post
    Well based on the warning not to activate on TF if I want to active on PP later, I ordered the Simple Mobile sim and airtime with the phone. I sure hope it works as intended.
    Simple Mobile is ATT or TM. Unless it's a DL model you'll never activate it on PP later. I think there may be some wires crossed in what was explained and the interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpz1 View Post
    Simple Mobile is ATT or TM. Unless it's a DL model you'll never activate it on PP later. I think there may be some wires crossed in what was explained and the interpretation.
    It's unlocked across all carriers, like my Moto E4, which allows me to activate AT&T and PP at the same time so I can swap sims when I'm in Canada, so I figured I would be okay ...

    But if I can't do that and I activate on AT&T then can't activate on PP, I have a real problem.

    It's this phone https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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