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$35 Prepaid Basic Phone plan for Verizon to launch on April 11

0. phoneArena posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:23

Well, well, look what someone anonymously slipped under the door this morning! Apparently, Verizon will be announcing a new low-cost plan for customers who still prefer basic phones to those fancy 4G LTE HD quad-core and what not smartphones. The $35 Prepaid Basic Phone plan is to be announced on...

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posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:42

1. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

$.25/min ?
Compare this with < $0.02/min in India ... for both Talk time and Text Msg.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 05:12

2. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

lol verizon still stuck in the dark ages. For 50$ you can get a good prepaid plan for SMARTPHONES.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:10

3. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

I'm living in Germany right now, and asked a few months ago which carrier was the best for a single man... $50 is good for smartphones if everything web and text and atleast 500 min. talk time.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:16

4. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Yes, tell all, which carrier provides a smarthphone plan for $50/month, T-Mobile, Virgin, Boost or Cricket? cause I know Verizon and AT&T don't. As for all the mvno and T-Mobile for the most part, are just a piece of unreliable junk; yes, they are great if you don't use them for travel and/or work. If you don't need reliable voice and data streaming, go for them. They kind of remind me of DSL, you have to be within a certain distance to get good service. Sad reality of the state is this, we only have two decent carriers, AT&T and Verizon. Everyone else, just eats from the crumbs of the table. Sprint is just a distance third rate provider.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 13:17

6. Jason78 (Posts: 279; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

Page Plus is a mvno that uses the Verizon network and offers the same nationwide coverage. Page Plus offers unlimited talk and text + 2GB of data for $55 / month and that includes taxes unlike Verizon. I've used them for more than 2 years and travel all over the country without a problem. The only downside is they only currently offer 3G data.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 16:21

7. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes, Page Plus is a Mvno for Verizon, but...they officially don't support the best smarthphones; you have to purchase from their crappy selection of phones, in fact they only list four. As whether you can circumvent their system is a differ story. ;)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 18:51

8. Jason78 (Posts: 279; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

You can activate any 3G Verizon smartphone on PagePlus by simply calling customer service and giving them the ESN and punching a couple of codes. I've activated four Motorola Droid X2's and a couple of LG's for myself and family. None of the activations took more than 15 minutes. It is the LTE phones that require you to work around the system.

posted on 07 May 2013, 15:09

9. lululovesu (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 May 2013)

I just recently got Page Plus, and not sure I want to stick with it. I have travelled 1 1/2 hours out of my area and 2 hours, and I am in roaming mode, and I could not make a call (even having the roaming account funded). I could receive calls, and send and receive texts, but could not call out. I was so mad and frustrated. I had to chat with them because I was able to use a wifi on the 1 1/2 away instance, and they basically told me I was SOL. I also get stupid messages during phone calls and get cut off telling me to refill my account when I have unlimited. Wish Verizon wasn't so expensive >=/

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:45 1

5. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

This is a very good plan...for the elderly crowd...VZW knows how to make money

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