Page Plus Cellular

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Page Plus Cellular
Subsidiary
Industry Telecommunications
Founder 1993
Headquarters Medley, Florida, United States
Products CDMA mobile phone operator
Services Wireless Services
Parent America Móvil
Website pagepluscellular.com

Page Plus Cellular is a prepaid Verizon Wireless mobile virtual network operator in the United States operated by TracFone Wireless, Inc.

History[edit]

Page Plus Cellular was established in 1993 by Abdul Yassine, as Page Plus Communications, selling pager services in the Toledo, Ohio area. In August 1998 the company was renamed Page Plus Cellular and launched services in Ohio and Michigan, followed by a nationwide launch in 2000.

Page Plus was originally headquartered in Holland, Ohio, and owned by Abdul Yassine. and as of January 2014, the Better Business Bureau had given it a rating of A+ with 151 complaints closed in the previous 3 years.[1]

In May 2013, Mexican telecommunications company América Móvil purchased Page Plus Cellular for an undisclosed amount.[2] As of January 6, 2014, regulatory approval was received and Page Plus Cellular has joined other Américan Móvil subsidiaries like TracFone. At the time of sale, Page Plus Cellular had 1.4 million subscribers.[3] Page Plus Cellular, under the new ownership, is also a Better Business Bureau Accredited business with an A+ rating, since July 7, 2014, with 87 complaints filed with the [Better Business Bureau] in the past 3 years, with 50 of those being the past year, as of February 10, 2015.[4]

Services[edit]

Page Plus Cellular offers both pay-as-you-go and no-contract monthly plans.[5] Both monthly and pay-as-you-go customers add voice minutes, data and text messages to their account by purchasing refill cards.

Page Plus used to allow most postpaid Verizon and Alltel phones to be activated with limitations. Other CDMA phones could also be reprogrammed for use on Page Plus' network, including devices from Sprint, MetroPCS, Cricket and U.S. Cellular, excluding Virgin Mobile USA phones.

However, starting January 15, 2015, Page Plus has prohibited all non-Verizon Certified devices from being activated on their network (now referred to as "foreign" devices). That means that devices from Alltel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, Straight Talk (non-CDMA-V phones), T-Mobile, Tracfone, US Cellular, Virgin Mobile etc. are not allowed on the Page Plus Network. Existing users of these devices will be "grandfathered-in," meaning you will get to keep your "foreign" device on the network as long as you want. However, if you take this device off the Page Plus Network for any reason, it will NOT be allowed back on the network.

For best results, purchase only Verizon Certified devices. 4G devices will only operate with an official Page Plus 4G LTE SIM, which can be purchased from the official Page Plus Cellular website (External Links), as well as various other sites and dealers. Devices advertised as "Flashed to work with Page Plus" are prohibited on Page Plus. Straight Talk/Tracfone devices may not work on Page Plus (Straight Talk CDMA-V are Verizon certified and as thus are allowed). Verizon Prepaid devices will work on Page Plus Cellular as long as it has met Verizon's 6 month policy of being on the Verizon Prepaid network.[6]

Authorized dealers[edit]

Due to only having one office, Page Plus Cellular sources its services to dealers who work as independent contractors under their own company names. Such sellers are known as authorized dealers with either physical or online stores and include Page Plus CA, Evergreen Cellular, Kitty Wireless, beigephone/ Mobile Mania, Long Wireless Communications, PagePlusNC, Southeast Cell and Pacific Paging. Mobilemania.biz

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbb.org/toledo/business-reviews/cellular-telephone-service-and-supplies/page-plus-cellular-in-holland-oh-15000800
  2. ^ http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/tracfone-acquires-verizon-mvno-page-plus-cellular-and-its-14m-customers/2013-05-20
  3. ^ http://www.phonenews.com/america-movil-to-buy-page-plus-cellular-parent-start-wireless-group-22952
  4. ^ http://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/telecommunication-equipment-and-systems-dealers/page-plus-in-medley-fl-90111994
  5. ^ https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans
  6. ^ http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/commitment/safety-security/device-unlocking-policy.html