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    Question Unofficial PagePlus FAQ

    Why PagePlus?

    A $10 refill for 4 months, rate as low as $0.06/min
    Verizon network and use any its phones
    Free Internet (QNC) on the phone and tethering (EVDO possible)
    Decent customer support and great community

    Simply put: the best and the only prepaid wireless worth of considering. Only few alternatives: Tmobile2Go for its Gold Reward feature that makes yearly cost as low as $10 and vast GSM phones to select, or Boost Mobile for its unlimited free data and fantastic Java (J2ME 2.0) support.

    Rates?

    The followings will give you some idea, please check PP’s website for authorized answer.

    Originally Posted by dmart
    All Page Plus charges (airtime, text, monthly fee, roaming) are deducted from your "funny money" at the base rates (12c, 8c, 50c, 59c).

    Card / Funny Money / % of base / Voice / Text / Fee / Roaming

    $10 / $10 / 100% / 12c / 8c / 50c / 59c
    $25 / $36 / 70% / 8.5c / 5.5c / 35c / 41c
    $50 / $84 / 60% / 7c / 5c / 30c / 35c
    $80 / $168 / 48% / 6c / 4c / 24c / 28c

    Rounded to the nearest .5c

    Your actual rate will vary if multiple denominations of cards are mixed.


    Where to get a phone?

    You can use any Verizon phone, no matter how old it is as long as its ESN is clean (no, it does not have to be e-911 compatible)
    You can buy a new Verizon Inpulse phone from Walmart or Bestbuy
    You can port your current Verizon phone (prepaid or postpaid)
    You might also be able to activate any CDMA phone (Cricket, Alltel, Sprint, unbranded etc.), but check with PP or UglyEric first. The followings is an example how slyphoxj got his Nokia on PP:

    With some finagling and manual programming, I got an old Alltel Nokia 5185i to go on Page Plus with an activation I bought from Ugly Eric.

    This is what worked for me: 1) dialed #*6391#, 2) entered the Page Plus phone # that Ugly Eric returned in the activation email, 3) For the SID, I entered the Verizon SID for my area. I then dialed *22890 and it worked.


    How to get the service?

    If you are activating a new service, go to a PP dealer like Ugly Eric, Cellular 360, Page Plus Dealer or Peoriatech Mobile.
    If you are porting a current # to PP, call the # found on www.PagePlusCellular.com. It’s free.

    In some area PP does not have a local # for you. You may activate/port your phone to Verizon Inpulse first. Verizon won’t hold the #, so you can port it to PP immediately. If this is a new Inpulse phone, you might want to use up the $10 bonus before you port.

    When you port from Inpulse or other prepaid, all PP needs to know about your account is the 4-digits PIN, usually being the last 4 digits of your Inpulse phone #.

    How to change my phone?

    Visit: Ugly Eric, Cellular 360, Page Plus Dealer or Peoriatech Mobile

    Fees will vary.

    How to check my balance?

    When you make a call, you’ll hear an announcement for how many minutes you have for that call. If you don’t like this, you can call PP to disable this feature. When your balance is low (below $5), you’ll receive alert SMS from PP.

    You can check your balance anytime by calling 1-877-359-6695 from any phone or dialing #737 on your PP phone (free). Here is the dial string I use:

    #737pppp1pp1234567890#pppp1p3

    Or

    #737pp1pXXXXXXXXXX#ppp1p3
    #737pp1xxxxxxxxxx#ppp13

    Whichever works for your phone and add it to your contact for convenience.

    How to add money?

    You can buy a refill online. Or, use a US Bank ATM machine (you can use any ATM card, not necessarily issued byUSB, and no any fee to be charged). If you buy it from PP’s Yahoo store or on an ATM, the money is added to your phone immediately. Otherwise, you need to call #737 on your PP phone or 1-877-359-6695 on any phone to add the refill into any PP phone as long as you know the #.

    Some sites that sell PP refills:

    $10 http://www.pagepluscellular.com
    $9.5 http://www.callingmart.com
    $10 http://www.prepaidwireless.com

    How to check the expiration date?

    If you are on a call on your PP phone, you’ll hear the expiration date announcement at the end of the call after the other side hang up. But this does not always work. When your phone is approaching its expiration date, a prompt voice will mind you the date after you place a call.

    Any refill is for 120 days, but count it on 119 days or less due to the confusion on the definition of “Midnight”. If you refill before the expiration, all your minutes will be rolled over to another 120 days. If you don’t refill, all your minutes will disappear but your phone # will be held for 30 more days.

    The best way to track expiration is to use www.rememberthemilk.com. You can add a task for each phone you have and make it to repeat after 120 days. When the time is due, it’ll email you an alert. Every time you add a refill, complete the task and it’ll re-start the task automatically for another 120 days, very convenient. Again, count on 119 days or less instead to be safe.

    Any hidden fee?

    Having read above, you might say: sounds too good to be true, what's the catch? There is indeed a small monthly fee: 50 cents are deducted on 25th of every month. That's all, basically nothing. This is why I spent my precious time to write this FAQ, PP is this incredible and unbelievable. For those who are still paying $$ or $$$ monthly and on 2-year contracts, they don't know what they've been missing until they discover this forum.

    How to check my voicemail?

    *86 or #RET (#738), or just dial your own #. No air minutes charge if you use a landline phone to call your PP # and then press # during the greetings to access your mailbox.

    Any free nights and weekends?

    Yes, please check PP’s website. This FAQ cannot cover all the issues but some questions frequently asked in this forum.

    Why my phone shows roaming?

    Somehow on some phones (mostly EV-DO phones) the roaming triangle pops out whenever you are out of your home area. In such a case, the phone is still on Verizon’s network and you won’t be charged at roaming rate. From the following link, you can find the SID(s) for the area where you use your phone and add them to the SID/NID pair list in your phone. Then, the phone won’t show the roaming triangle in these areas except that you are really roaming (on the Extended Network). Or try dial *22888 that worked for some users.

    http://www.rainyday.ca/~dialtone/vzw/vz_50887.html

    How to update my roaming list (PRL)?

    Dial *228, then press 2, or *22891.

    How to tether my phone to my laptop for Internet?

    Make a new dial up connection, dial “#777”, username “qnc” and password “qnc”. To force the phone to use QNC, you also need to add an extra initialization command to the modem: AT$QCMDR=2.

    The speed is 14.4kbps, quite slow, but latency is very good, about 300 ms. Yes, this is all free. If you want fast EVDO, see below.

    How to use Internet on my phone?

    You need to find out how to force your phone to use QNC to connect to the Internet. If it is an old phone such as Samsung i600 or Treo 600/650, you can use QNC out of box, see this thread:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthr...&highlight=i600

    For most newer phones, QNC is hidden and you need to hack them to enable QNC. Again, it's unlimited and free.

    Motorola RAZR V3M and W385 (etc.)

    Edit SEEM 275a, 00f5, uncheck all the bits to force QNC. See this guide on how to edit SEEM on moto phones:

    http://www.hacktherazr.com/guides/v....seem.edits.php

    See slohasley’s post for details:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showpos...09&postcount=87

    Some pictures of seem edit:





    Motorola Q

    Use QPST, Service Programming, change mobile IP mode to “Simple IP” only. Dial ##073887*, 000000, change data rate to 14.4k/14.4k. This will force the phone to use QNC. There is a thread on www dot mobile-file dot com on how to use QPST with Q.

    On your Q, use File Manager to copy \windows\connectcdma.cpl.xml to \My Documents, then connect your Q to your PC, copy this file to your PC. Edit this file with Notepad to make it look like this:

    <stinger-controlpanel-doc>
    <cpl-title res="30068"/>
    <menu clsid="{C11412F5-FED9-43F4-B4D8-EA34B082FE40}" />
    <cpl-link href="beam.cpl.xml" res="30065"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link clsid="{C0DE0D6A-3142-4b68-A393-E85B41BCE967}"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link clsid="{074C4891-BF80-49b3-B9E3-3F10ABA95B61}"/>
    <cpl-link clsid="***0106A75-0992-4ae8-B69D-DFEE49A15134}"/>
    <cpl-link clsid="{DBD9C7C1-777E-4d2e-925E-B3E5B00CB1D1}"/>
    <cpl-link href="pcconnection.cpl.xml" res="30070"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link href="incomingcall.cpl.xml">
    <title lang="0x0409">Incoming Call</title>
    </cpl-link>
    <!-- -->
    </stinger-controlpanel-doc>

    Basically you unmark all the marked lines “<!-- … -->”. Then save this file and copy it back to your phone \My Documents. Then on your phone, use File Manager to copy it back to \Windows. Now if you open Settings, Connections, you’ll see “Dial-up” menu which was hidden before. In this menu, make all of them not to “Connects to: Internet” (change to Work, WAP or Secure WAP Network). Then add a new dial-up for QNC: Connects to: Internet, phone number: #777, User Name: qnc, Password: qnc.

    Now, fire up the Internet Explorer on your Q and you should be able to open any web site. Email will work too including push.

    See more details on this thread:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1267500

    How to set up a proxy?

    After above hacks, you just enabled QNC on your phone. To use the free Internet on dumb phones like RAZR and W385, you still need one more step: add a non-Verizon Web Session (proxy).

    Proxy configuration menu can be easily found on old phones such as V265 and LG VX 4500. You can find it either in the main menu (V265) or in the hidden setup menu (VX 4500, press menu, # and 0, then 000000, WAP settings).

    For newer moto phones, this menu is hidden and you need to edit seem 2742, 0018, check bit 5 to enable it. Then you can go in to this menu by dialing #073887*, 000000.

    The easiest proxy is wap.google.com:

    IP: 72.14.253.99
    Port: 80
    Type: HTTP

    Once you get google to work, your phone has been set up correctly and now you can use the free QNC Internet on the phone, congratulations! However, this proxy is very limited and you really should use zaksenterprises or hacktherazr (not so reliable).

    How to get fast Internet?

    Right now PP does not offer fast Internet like EV-DO or 1XRTT, but there is workaround. You can add Verizon Inpulse (or AlltelU etc.) to your phone’s NAM2 (second line):

    On your phone, select the second line as your current line
    Dial *22888 to subscribe to Inpulse
    Add $15 into your account (if no money yet)
    Make the first voice call to activate your Inpulse account
    Open your phone’s built-in WAP browser and you should be connected.

    (A note: smartphones such as Moto Q are now forbidden on Inpules. Try AlltelU and Jump Mobile etc.)

    Once this works, you should add a non-Verizon proxy (see above) to avoid the $1/day web access fee.

    Then you can switch back to line 1 and EV-DO data should still work. If not, go into service programming menu and change NAM1’s MDN to that of NAM2 (your Inpulse #). In 1XRTT only area, you need to switch back to line 2 whenever you need to use data.

    Note: once you have Inpulse on the same PP phone, OTA programming (*228 1 or *22890) will always set your phone to Inpulse settings and your PP will stop working. If you have done this accidentally, you'll need to do manual programming to get your PP back to work again.

    See this thread for details:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1235394

    If you need EV-DO tethering, you need do some hack:

    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/DUN.htm

    Basically you either disable EVDO to tether with 1XRTT or modify some NVM files (remove “dun” in username #@dun.vzw3g.com) to tether with EV-DO.

    How to use Java on my phone?

    All Verizon phones do not have Java engine (J2ME) installed. Your phone must have a J2ME MIDlet manager to use the great jave apps such as Opera Mini, Google Mail and Google Maps. For some phones, such as e815, RAZR, KRZR and SLVR, you can flash them with a Bell or Telus firmware and add java:

    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/telus_upgrade1.htm
    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/Vzw-Bell.htm
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1232305

    For smartphones like Q, you can find J2ME MIDlet managers (Jbed, Jeodek and Tao Intent) from xda-developers forum:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=339661

    Even if you are able to add Java to a dumb phone, it still can't run Internet Java apps well enough for daily use (java games and/or for killing time are OK). If you really like to use java seriously, go get Boost Mobile (read all my posts over there). All Boost phones run java equally well and VERY well. It is only $5 for 90 days to have both voice and unlimited data and incoming SMS.

    Why you wrote this FAQ?

    PagePlus is so far the best wireless (overall no compare yet). Other wireless (prepaid or postpaid) are either rip-off (such as VZ and ATT) or does not allow you to use your own phones (such as Net 10 and Virgin). I love good stuff and like to advocate them. Two alternatives worth of considering: Tmobile2go (if you want GSM and very limited WAP access is adequate for you) and BoostMobile (best Java Internet on the phone). I have no any kind of relationship with PP or UglyEric other than being an extremely happy customer.

    Major thanks to slohasley for phone hacks and to the dear members here who provided very valuable inputs and feedbacks to this FAQ.
    Last edited by frail; 07-03-2008 at 10:54 AM.
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    Nice work FIXUP. You put some effort in that many will appreciate down the line. May I suggest you get hold of Frail ASAP so he can STICKY it before it gets all messed up with comments.
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    Good, concise summary.

    Need to add roaming charges somewhere for those persons who are not in native vzw/pageplus markets.
    Trying to come up with some sort of signature line...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D.
    Good, concise summary.

    Need to add roaming charges somewhere for those persons who are not in native vzw/pageplus markets.
    Card / Funny Money / % of base / Voice / Text / Fee / Roaming

    $10 / $10 / 100% / 12c / 8c / 50c / 59c
    $25 / $36 / 70% / 8.5c / 5.5c / 35c / 41c
    $50 / $84 / 60% / 7c / 5c / 30c / 35c
    $80 / $168 / 48% / 6c / 4c / 24c / 28c

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    Excellent post!
    May I also add that...depending on where you live...refill cards are also available at many local markets and gas stations, although you will probably be paying face value for them plus tax.

    Tom C

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    Awesome FAQ! Knew about PP but not the Inpulse data bit. Got it working with the E815. Thanks for the hard work and compilation.

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    One issue I noted with PagePlus: their call log is inaccurate I think. I got a missed call at the unearthly hour of 1AM and deleted it from my missed call list as I did not recognize the number. Later on, I was shocked to find that this man who called had left me an abusive and racist message. I tried to call PagePlus to find out the number of the phone this call came from, but they told me I received no calls that day. When I dial the "envelope information", it clearly says this call came in at 1AM of that day. 3 customer reps said they would fax the call log to me and not one of them did.
    It's not that I want to confront this person but it's not nice to know someone out there has seen me and harbors such hatred against me for the color of my skin.
    I had also purchased a phone for my mother and activated it on PagePlus but now I don't know if it was such a good idea.

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    You can use any Verizon phone
    such as a Verizon Treo 650

    If it is an old phone such as Samsung i600 or Treo 600/650, you can use QNC out of box, see this thread:
    Apparently incorrect. Has anyone got a Verizon Treo 650 working on PagePlus VNC?
    I have not.
    I have read a few posts that say it doesn't work, and none that say they got it working.

    The referenced thread is about the i600, and doesn't mention Treos at all.
    The URL (and others) also got munged when the FAQ got copied from the FAQ For Review thread.

    I signed up for Page Plus and bought a CDMA Treo in part because of the info in this FAQ.
    Please correct it so the next guy doesn't get bit as well.

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    Read this: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1338183

    Please do not discuss in this thread but point out firm facts only, to keep it short and informative.

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    Nice, helpful, short, firm, informative facts. I can do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by FAQ
    You need to find out how to force your phone to use QNC to connect to the Internet. If it is an old phone such as Samsung i600 or Treo 600/650, you can use QNC out of box, see this thread:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthr...&highlight=i600

    For most newer phones, QNC is hidden and you need to hack them to enable QNC. Again, it's unlimited and free.

    Motorola RAZR V3M and W385 (etc.)

    Edit SEEM 275a, 00f5, uncheck all the bits to force QNC. See this guide on how to edit SEEM on moto phones:

    http://www.hacktherazr.com/guides/v....seem.edits.php

    See slohasley’s post for details:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showpos...09&postcount=87
    These three links are munged in the FAQ.
    The correct links are
    Code:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1271960&highlight=i600
    http://www.hacktherazr.com/guides/verizon.seem.edits.php
    http://www.howardforums.com/showpost.php?p=9962709&postcount=87

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    Wow... I got a mention in the FAQ... cool!

    I'm thinking about porting my Virgin Mobile (formerly Simple Freedom) # over to PP and program it into NAM2 on my Nokia 3587i (already got Alltel U Prepaid on NAM1). Will this work?

    The only thing that's really holding me back from going to PP is the outrageous roaming cost, which I will be hit with when I travel through SE Ohio.

    (Alltel U Prepaid's roaming cost is about the same, but Alltel has no-extra-charge roaming on the Verizon and maybe Sprint networks).

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    For how to make free qnc work on Treo 600, 650, 700P and 755P:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...light=treo+650

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    As PP is preparing data, there is a new thing you must know if you are going to add Inpulse EVDO data on the same phone. Now you must get Inpulse on the phone first to make EVDO work. Then you must do a manual programing on the phone to add PP. If you activate PP OTA, EVDO will be lost. If you activate PP first and then add Inpulse, you won't be able to make the EVDO to work. This is just my own experience and your MMV.

    Again, please do not discuss here to keep this thread for firm facts only.

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    does anyone know how to enable nam2 on a cricket motoroal razr2?
    I want to put page plus on nam2



    Quote Originally Posted by Fixup
    Why PagePlus?

    A $10 refill for 4 months, rate as low as $0.06/min
    Verizon network and use any its phones
    Free Internet (QNC) on the phone and tethering (EVDO possible)
    Decent customer support and great community

    Simply put: the best and the only prepaid wireless worth of considering. Only few alternatives: Tmobile2Go for its Gold Reward feature that makes yearly cost as low as $10 and vast GSM phones to select, or Boost Mobile for its unlimited free data and fantastic Java (J2ME 2.0) support.

    Rates?

    The followings will give you some idea, please check PP’s website for authorized answer.

    Originally Posted by dmart
    All Page Plus charges (airtime, text, monthly fee, roaming) are deducted from your "funny money" at the base rates (12c, 8c, 50c, 59c).

    Card / Funny Money / % of base / Voice / Text / Fee / Roaming

    $10 / $10 / 100% / 12c / 8c / 50c / 59c
    $25 / $36 / 70% / 8.5c / 5.5c / 35c / 41c
    $50 / $84 / 60% / 7c / 5c / 30c / 35c
    $80 / $168 / 48% / 6c / 4c / 24c / 28c

    Rounded to the nearest .5c

    Your actual rate will vary if multiple denominations of cards are mixed.


    Where to get a phone?

    You can use any Verizon phone, no matter how old it is as long as its ESN is clean (no, it does not have to be e-911 compatible)
    You can buy a new Verizon Inpulse phone from Walmart or Bestbuy
    You can port your current Verizon phone (prepaid or postpaid)
    You might also be able to activate any CDMA phone (Cricket, Alltel, Sprint, unbranded etc.), but check with PP or UglyEric first. The followings is an example how slyphoxj got his Nokia on PP:

    With some finagling and manual programming, I got an old Alltel Nokia 5185i to go on Page Plus with an activation I bought from Ugly Eric.

    This is what worked for me: 1) dialed #*6391#, 2) entered the Page Plus phone # that Ugly Eric returned in the activation email, 3) For the SID, I entered the Verizon SID for my area. I then dialed *22890 and it worked.


    How to get the service?

    If you are activating a new service, go to a PP dealer like www.UglyEric.com, very nice guy and fast service. About $6 fee.
    If you are porting a current # to PP, call the # found on www.PagePlusCellular.com. It’s free.

    In some area PP does not have a local # for you. You may activate/port your phone to Verizon Inpulse first. Verizon won’t hold the #, so you can port it to PP immediately. If this is a new Inpulse phone, you might want to use up the $10 bonus before you port.

    When you port from Inpulse or other prepaid, all PP needs to know about your account is the 4-digits PIN, usually being the last 4 digits of your Inpulse phone #.

    How to change my phone?

    www.UglyEric.com, about $6 fee.

    How to check my balance?

    When you make a call, you’ll hear an announcement for how many minutes you have for that call. If you don’t like this, you can call PP to disable this feature. When your balance is low (below $5), you’ll receive alert SMS from PP.

    You can check your balance anytime by calling 1-877-359-6695 from any phone or dialing #737 on your PP phone (free). Here is the dial string I use:

    #737pppp1pp1234567890#pppp1p3

    Or

    #737pp1pXXXXXXXXXX#ppp1p3
    #737pp1xxxxxxxxxx#ppp13

    Whichever works for your phone and add it to your contact for convenience.

    How to add money?

    You can buy a refill online. Or, use a US Bank ATM machine (you can use any ATM card, not necessarily issued byUSB, and no any fee to be charged). If you buy it from PP’s Yahoo store or on an ATM, the money is added to your phone immediately. Otherwise, you need to call #737 on your PP phone or 1-877-359-6695 on any phone to add the refill into any PP phone as long as you know the #.

    Some sites that sell PP refills:

    $10 http://www.pagepluscellular.com
    $9.5 http://www.callingmart.com
    $10 http://www.prepaidwireless.com

    How to check the expiration date?

    If you are on a call on your PP phone, you’ll hear the expiration date announcement at the end of the call after the other side hang up. But this does not always work. When your phone is approaching its expiration date, a prompt voice will mind you the date after you place a call.

    Any refill is for 120 days, but count it on 119 days or less due to the confusion on the definition of “Midnight”. If you refill before the expiration, all your minutes will be rolled over to another 120 days. If you don’t refill, all your minutes will disappear but your phone # will be held for 30 more days.

    The best way to track expiration is to use www.rememberthemilk.com. You can add a task for each phone you have and make it to repeat after 120 days. When the time is due, it’ll email you an alert. Every time you add a refill, complete the task and it’ll re-start the task automatically for another 120 days, very convenient. Again, count on 119 days or less instead to be safe.

    Any hidden fee?

    Having read above, you might say: sounds too good to be true, what's the catch? There is indeed a small monthly fee: 50 cents are deducted on 25th of every month. That's all, basically nothing. This is why I spent my precious time to write this FAQ, PP is this incredible and unbelievable. For those who are still paying $$ or $$$ monthly and on 2-year contracts, they don't know what they've been missing until they discover this forum.

    How to check my voicemail?

    *86 or #RET (#738), or just dial your own #. No air minutes charge if you use a landline phone to call your PP # and then press # during the greetings to access your mailbox.

    Any free nights and weekends?

    Yes, please check PP’s website. This FAQ cannot cover all the issues but some questions frequently asked in this forum.

    Why my phone shows roaming?

    Somehow on some phones (mostly EV-DO phones) the roaming triangle pops out whenever you are out of your home area. In such a case, the phone is still on Verizon’s network and you won’t be charged at roaming rate. From the following link, you can find the SID(s) for the area where you use your phone and add them to the SID/NID pair list in your phone. Then, the phone won’t show the roaming triangle in these areas except that you are really roaming (on the Extended Network). Or try dial *22888 that worked for some users.

    http://www.rainyday.ca/~dialtone/vzw/vz_50887.html

    How to update my roaming list (PRL)?

    Dial *228, then press 2, or *22891.

    How to tether my phone to my laptop for Internet?

    Make a new dial up connection, dial “#777”, username “qnc” and password “qnc”. To force the phone to use QNC, you also need to add an extra initialization command to the modem: AT$QCMDR=2.

    The speed is 14.4kbps, quite slow, but latency is very good, about 300 ms. Yes, this is all free. If you want fast EVDO, see below.

    How to use Internet on my phone?

    You need to find out how to force your phone to use QNC to connect to the Internet. If it is an old phone such as Samsung i600 or Treo 600/650, you can use QNC out of box, see this thread:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthr...&highlight=i600

    For most newer phones, QNC is hidden and you need to hack them to enable QNC. Again, it's unlimited and free.

    Motorola RAZR V3M and W385 (etc.)

    Edit SEEM 275a, 00f5, uncheck all the bits to force QNC. See this guide on how to edit SEEM on moto phones:

    http://www.hacktherazr.com/guides/v....seem.edits.php

    See slohasley’s post for details:
    http://www.howardforums.com/showpos...09&postcount=87

    Some pictures of seem edit:





    Motorola Q

    Use QPST, Service Programming, change mobile IP mode to “Simple IP” only. Dial ##073887*, 000000, change data rate to 14.4k/14.4k. This will force the phone to use QNC. There is a thread on www dot mobile-file dot com on how to use QPST with Q.

    On your Q, use File Manager to copy \windows\connectcdma.cpl.xml to \My Documents, then connect your Q to your PC, copy this file to your PC. Edit this file with Notepad to make it look like this:

    <stinger-controlpanel-doc>
    <cpl-title res="30068"/>
    <menu clsid="{C11412F5-FED9-43F4-B4D8-EA34B082FE40}" />
    <cpl-link href="beam.cpl.xml" res="30065"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link clsid="{C0DE0D6A-3142-4b68-A393-E85B41BCE967}"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link clsid="{074C4891-BF80-49b3-B9E3-3F10ABA95B61}"/>
    <cpl-link clsid="***0106A75-0992-4ae8-B69D-DFEE49A15134}"/>
    <cpl-link clsid="{DBD9C7C1-777E-4d2e-925E-B3E5B00CB1D1}"/>
    <cpl-link href="pcconnection.cpl.xml" res="30070"/>
    <!-- -->
    <cpl-link href="incomingcall.cpl.xml">
    <title lang="0x0409">Incoming Call</title>
    </cpl-link>
    <!-- -->
    </stinger-controlpanel-doc>

    Basically you unmark all the marked lines “<!-- … -->”. Then save this file and copy it back to your phone \My Documents. Then on your phone, use File Manager to copy it back to \Windows. Now if you open Settings, Connections, you’ll see “Dial-up” menu which was hidden before. In this menu, make all of them not to “Connects to: Internet” (change to Work, WAP or Secure WAP Network). Then add a new dial-up for QNC: Connects to: Internet, phone number: #777, User Name: qnc, Password: qnc.

    Now, fire up the Internet Explorer on your Q and you should be able to open any web site. Email will work too including push.

    See more details on this thread:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1267500

    How to set up a proxy?

    After above hacks, you just enabled QNC on your phone. To use the free Internet on dumb phones like RAZR and W385, you still need one more step: add a non-Verizon Web Session (proxy).

    Proxy configuration menu can be easily found on old phones such as V265 and LG VX 4500. You can find it either in the main menu (V265) or in the hidden setup menu (VX 4500, press menu, # and 0, then 000000, WAP settings).

    For newer moto phones, this menu is hidden and you need to edit seem 2742, 0018, check bit 5 to enable it. Then you can go in to this menu by dialing #073887*, 000000.

    The easiest proxy is wap.google.com:

    IP: 72.14.253.99
    Port: 80
    Type: HTTP

    Once you get google to work, your phone has been set up correctly and now you can use the free QNC Internet on the phone, congratulations! However, this proxy is very limited and you really should use zaksenterprises or hacktherazr (not so reliable).

    How to get fast Internet?

    Right now PP does not offer fast Internet like EV-DO or 1XRTT, but there is workaround. You can add Verizon Inpulse (or AlltelU etc.) to your phone’s NAM2 (second line):

    On your phone, select the second line as your current line
    Dial *22888 to subscribe to Inpulse
    Add $15 into your account (if no money yet)
    Make the first voice call to activate your Inpulse account
    Open your phone’s built-in WAP browser and you should be connected.

    (A note: smartphones such as Moto Q are now forbidden on Inpules. Try AlltelU and Jump Mobile etc.)

    Once this works, you should add a non-Verizon proxy (see above) to avoid the $1/day web access fee.

    Then you can switch back to line 1 and EV-DO data should still work. If not, go into service programming menu and change NAM1’s MDN to that of NAM2 (your Inpulse #). In 1XRTT only area, you need to switch back to line 2 whenever you need to use data.

    Note: once you have Inpulse on the same PP phone, OTA programming (*228 1 or *22890) will always set your phone to Inpulse settings and your PP will stop working. If you have done this accidentally, you'll need to do manual programming to get your PP back to work again.

    See this thread for details:

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1235394

    If you need EV-DO tethering, you need do some hack:

    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/DUN.htm

    Basically you either disable EVDO to tether with 1XRTT or modify some NVM files (remove “dun” in username #@dun.vzw3g.com) to tether with EV-DO.

    How to use Java on my phone?

    All Verizon phones do not have Java engine (J2ME) installed. Your phone must have a J2ME MIDlet manager to use the great jave apps such as Opera Mini, Google Mail and Google Maps. For some phones, such as e815, RAZR, KRZR and SLVR, you can flash them with a Bell or Telus firmware and add java:

    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/telus_upgrade1.htm
    http://mark.cdmaforums.com/Vzw-Bell.htm
    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1232305

    For smartphones like Q, you can find J2ME MIDlet managers (Jbed, Jeodek and Tao Intent) from xda-developers forum:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=339661

    Even if you are able to add Java to a dumb phone, it still can't run Internet Java apps well enough for daily use (java games and/or for killing time are OK). If you really like to use java seriously, go get Boost Mobile (read all my posts over there). All Boost phones run java equally well and VERY well. It is only $5 for 90 days to have both voice and unlimited data and incoming SMS.

    Why you wrote this FAQ?

    PagePlus is so far the best wireless (overall no compare yet). Other wireless (prepaid or postpaid) are either rip-off (such as VZ and ATT) or does not allow you to use your own phones (such as Net 10 and Virgin). I love good stuff and like to advocate them. Two alternatives worth of considering: Tmobile2go (if you want GSM and very limited WAP access is adequate for you) and BoostMobile (best Java Internet on the phone). I have no any kind of relationship with PP or UglyEric other than being an extremely happy customer.

    Major thanks to slohasley for phone hacks and to the dear members here who provided very valuable inputs and feedbacks to this FAQ.

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