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Page Plus announces unlimited plan for $39.95

We heard the rumblings of a new Page Plus plan about a month ago, and now it’s finally official. The company announced its Unlimited Talk n Text plan today, offering unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 20 megabytes of data for $39.95 per month. Who said there’s not going to be a price war? The offering from Page Plus comes in $5 cheaper than Straight Talk, which is $5 cheaper than Boost Unlimited.

Of course, the downgrades in price also have some downgrades in service. Straight Talk, for instance, caps Web usage at 30MB, while Boost allows for unlimited browsing. Page Plus brings down that cap to 20MB, though to say that the extra 10MB is worth $5 is a bit of a stretch. Straight Talk does allow unlimited directory assistance, which is a plus for them.

It seems like $40 is the new target price for unlimited services. Boost made it $50, but with Straight Talk lowering the bar to $45, and then MetroPCS and Cricket wireless improving their $40 offers, that might be the new competition point. Page Plus and Boost do have one major advantage over Leap and Metro: a nationwide network. That’s one thing that could push Page Plus over the top.

6 Responses

  1. Peter Kent Says

    Who says there isn’t a price war? There’s been one raging since January when Boost fired the first salvo with their $50 unlimited everything plan. VM being bought out by Sprint is the next salvo.
    Sprint mvno Platinum Tel just beefed up their $50 unlimited offering from just plain talk to unlimited talk/text/100 megs web. To get this on VM at current rates, you would need to spend $80. Don’t think that VM is just going to sit around with Sprint in its corner and other Sprint Mvnos getting aggressive. I see VM’s unlimited plan offering talk/text and a lot of web. Maybe even unlimited within the month.

    How can they not? I also see possibly per minute rates /non plan rates getting reduced and the other plans under $50 getting revamped to fall in line with the new flagship plan.

    Boost says they are going to stay out of the fracas they started, but I think as soon as they have one quarter like what Metro and Cricket went through, they’ll be changing their tune real fast.


    Posted on August 8th, 2009 at 1:20 am
  2. Mark Says

    Can anyone tell me about roaming charges with the pageplus $39.95 unlimited talk and text plan? i live just north of the indianan border in michigan right between roaming areas. has anyone had a problom with roaming charges? thanks


    Posted on January 20th, 2010 at 9:53 pm
  3. teresa Says

    well they were too good to be true. pp now i see the price went up to 44.95. plus i cant send or receive mms. looks like i will try another. straight talk perhaps?


    Posted on June 8th, 2010 at 4:12 pm
  4. Jennifer Says

    On the page plus unlimited plan are MMS messages unlimited?


    Posted on July 22nd, 2010 at 1:24 pm
  5. mike freeman Says

    Yes they are . BUT, they deduct from the 20 megs of data for DATA TRANSPORT so you can only get as many mms messages that 20 megs can transport. You have an unlimited amount of mms messages but only 20 megs of transport. After that, it’s $1.20 a meg for overage charges for data.


    Posted on July 23rd, 2010 at 5:32 am
  6. ANITA Says

    I BOUGHT A 39.95 PLAN AND THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT DEAL, UNTIL YOU CANCEL YOUR SERVICE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY MENTION A 50.00 PLAN ,THAT I NEVER PLACED AND THEY REFUSE TO MAKE ANY UNNECESSARY REFUNDS,THAT I WAS CHARGED AND CANCELLED WAY BEFORE THE NEXT BILLING TIME.SO I WILL SURE PUT THIS COMPANY DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRIBLE.NEVER AGAIN WILL I GIVE ANY ACESS TO MY CREDIT CARD BILLING. THIS SEEMS QUITE ILLEGAL AND HOW CAN THESE PEOPLE SLEEP @ NITE KNOWING WHAT THEY DO!!!


    Posted on December 6th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

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