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Hi all, My LG Fiesta 2 was acting a bit wonky so I thought it was time for a new phone.
I ordered a Moto G Stylus 2021- aka XT2131DL from one of the big home shopping sites.
I swapped sims and installed my memory card. Fired it up and all seems to work fine. Took awhile for Google to sync everything as expected.
I know it's an older phone, but still newer than what I had.
Just wanted you all to know sim swapping still works.
 
pageplus might be a little different but with tracfone brands the issue with SIM swapping on Verizon is usually when you try to do something else with the old device and its still the one 'tied' to the account or line of service.

on my VZW tracfone lines I regularly pull the SIMs and put them(temporarily) in other devices for testing without any issue, where I am cautious is about using the device I pulled the SIM from if i have not officially 'activated' and switched to the new device in the tracfone portal.
 
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pageplus might be a little different but with tracfone brands the issue with SIM swapping on Verizon is usually when you try to do something else with the old device and its still the one 'tied' to the account or line of service.

on my VZW tracfone lines I regularly pull the SIMs and put them(temporarily) in other devices for testing without any issue, where I am cautious is about using the device I pulled the SIM from if i have not officially 'activated' and switched to the new device in the tracfone portal.

I've been on PagePLus forever and have been sim swapping/moving for years. They even recommend you do that if you're sure it's a compatible phone. Their system auto updates the imei/sim pairing in there system after the first time you use the new phone. I've even checked it with them to assure they're showing the correct imei. I've even swapped the sim that came in a TF branded phone with a TF BYOP sim and all was good and imei's updated. I've used the old phones on other carriers and networks. No problem.
TF itself as the carrier is the only Verizon mvno that has a hissy fit about swapping. Even Verizon itself is ok with sim swapping. They only recommend you contact them to assure your new phone is compatible with them, it's up to you. Their system auto updates too.
I have a phone on US Mobile now, same. Just move the sim to the new "compatible" phone is what they tell you to do.
PagePlus has always been a TF brand maverick. I just hope they stay that way till they're phased out of the TF family of brands.
 
PagePlus Cellular is still using at least some of the legacy PPC systems. When I started using PPC, after my first 2-years with a cell phone on a Verizon hybrid contract/paygo plan ($9.99/mo+$0.25/min), I was THRILLED at the option to stay on the same network, with my same phone, at a fraction of the cost ($10/120days paygo @ $0.10/min).

At the time, I happened to live in the city where PPC was founded, and used to go to their corporate office, which also had a retail PPC store in the front, and the PPC call center in the back.

Somehow, I miss those days!
 
PagePlus Cellular is still using at least some of the legacy PPC systems. When I started using PPC, after my first 2-years with a cell phone on a Verizon hybrid contract/paygo plan ($9.99/mo+$0.25/min), I was THRILLED at the option to stay on the same network, with my same phone, at a fraction of the cost ($10/120days paygo @ $0.10/min).

At the time, I happened to live in the city where PPC was founded, and used to go to their corporate office, which also had a retail PPC store in the front, and the PPC call center in the back.

Somehow, I miss those days!


You've used PP longer then me I'm sure. I got started back in the KITTY days.
 
You've used PP longer then me I'm sure. I got started back in the KITTY days.

Maybe, but also maybe not, since I stopped using PPC in 2015. I used PPC for 14 years.
 
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Maybe, but also maybe not, since I stopped using PPC in 2015. I used PPC for 14 years.

You got me beat by miles. If you stopped in 2015 and were there 14 years you sure were the legacy days. Checked my old records I started in 2012 with PPC, thought its been longer then that. I forget my first carrier from the early/mid 90s, then to Verizon, then to PP.
When I ditched my landline I put it on US Mobile this year but still have 2 phones on PPC.
 
Switched from Verizon postpaid to PPC in April 2007. 16+ years and counting with PPC.
 
i switched from Verizon prepaid to pageplus in the early 2000's

Minutes(did not use data or text in those days) were much cheaper for the same service

They also accepted any IMEI for activation so sprint phones or other carriers CDMA phones could be 'flashed' and used on pageplus even though Verizon would not accept them.

What i remember most those is the few times i did call customer service(i recall why i did, maybe to swap devices) i would recognize the voice of the agents as having helped me before. in those days small MVNO's meant much better customer service than could ever be imagined from a major carrier. The entire time i was with pageplus i never once met anyone else who had them or for that matter I don't even think i ran across any discussion of the brand online, didn't know about HoFo in those days. I pretty sure I discovered them searching for 'cheap pay as you go' or something similar.

By the time tracfone bought them i was already long gone and was mostly using Cricket(CDMA before the ATT merger) for the unlimited 3G mobile data since they had a very good network in the city I was living in and I had become a fan of smartphones.

I had sort of forgotten about my years on pageplus, but i may of used them longer than any one other service.
 
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