Page Plus Cellular is a smaller prepaid cell phone provider that is not included in major user surveys. It has national coverage through the Verizon network and offers simple, straightforward plans with minutes good for 120 days. Page Plus Cellular gets mixed reviews from users and experts, ranging from average to poor. Its phone selection is limited and also may consist of refurbished phones.
Simplicity of plans. There are mixed reviews for Page Plus's prepaid cell phone plans. Editors at PrepaidReviews.com give Page Plus Cellular 4 out of 5 stars for the simplicity of its plans and low per-minute rates, and like that the minutes are valid for 120 days. Editors at TopTenReviews.com find Page Plus Cellular's vast selection of service plans to be confusing, but say that the Talk n Text plan is close enough to being unlimited at a reasonable cost.
The Page Plus Standard Voice Plan costs 4 cents to 10 cents per minute, but the more minutes you buy the cheaper they become. For instance, with a $10 card minutes cost 10 cents, but with a $50 card the cost drops to 4 cents per minute. It's also possible to buy unlimited talk minutes at $1.50 per day, but you can purchase this only from authorized dealers.
Page Plus Cellular also offers monthly plans. The cheapest is The 12: For $12 per month you get 250 minutes, 250 text messages and 10 MB data. For unlimited talk and text and 100 MB of data, choose the Unlimited Talk n Text, which costs $40 per month.
Uses the Verizon network. Page Plus uses the Verizon network, which blankets most of the United States. If you do roam into uncovered areas, Page Plus charges roaming fees of 29 cents per minute.
Not great. Although not widely reviewed, Page Plus Cellular receives a significant number of 1-star ratings at PrepaidReviews.com because of reviewers' poor experiences with the company's customer service.
Limited. Page Plus has very limited phone choices, although subscribers say you can use any Verizon-compatible phone.
Review Credibility: Good Page Plus Cellular finishes in 11th place in this 2012 review of prepaid phone services for 2013. It receives below-average marks for everything, including features, fees and phone selection, consisting of refurbished phones. Editors find the vast selection of service plans "a bit difficult" to grasp, but say that the Talk n Text plan is close enough to being unlimited at a reasonable cost. Note that TopTenReviews.com's evaluation of prepaid cell phone providers is based only on features and doesn't look at how each phone service performs.
Review: 2013 Prepaid Cell Phones Comparisons, Editors of TopTenReviews.com, As of December 2012
Review Credibility: Fair Editors at PrepaidReviews.com give Page Plus Cellular 4 out of 5 stars for the simplicity of its plans and low per-minute rates. (Editors also say Page Plus has no activation fee, but the Page Plus website lists a $10 activation fee.) However, Page Plus gets mixed reviews from users, who award it an average of 3 stars, with many 1-star ratings given because of reviewers' poor experiences with the company's customer service.
Review: Page Plus Prepaid Wireless Service, Editors of and Contributors to PrepaidReviews.com, As of December 2012