Page Plus to stop activating non-Verizon phones on January 15
Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular has informed its dealers yesterday that beginning January 15, 2015, it will stop activating non-Verizon phones. This change in a Phone Activation Policy has been expected as other Verizon MVNOs as Selectel Wireless have been affected since July. Currently, Page Plus can activate phones from any CDMA-based carrier (Sprint, MetroPCS, old Cricket …) with its prepaid service but from January 15, 2015, Page Plus will be able to activate only its own phones and Verizon postpaid phones. The message to dealers says:
“Phone Activation Policy Change
There will be a policy change going into effect January 15th, 2015 and we want to let you know now so that you have time to prepare.
At that time, our system will no longer allow the activation of devices that are not approved by Page Plus. This includes reprogrammed, or “flashed” devices from other carriers, and all flashed 4G devices from any carrier.
For questions about this policy change, contact Dealer Support at [number removed], via email at [address removed], or via Live Chat.
Page Plus Cellular”
Besides not being able to flash phones from other CDMA carriers, customers won’t be able to reprogram Verizon LTE phones for use as a 3G only devices on lower-priced Page Plus plans. Page Plus offers access to LTE on the $29.95 plan and higher priced plans.
Customers who have their non-Verizon phones already activated on Page Plus will be able to keep them as long as they keep the account active and don’t change anything that would cause deactivation.
Source: Prepaid Phone News