In an email sent to customers earlier today, virtual operator Page Plus has made more changes to its flagship “The 55 Plan” that will come as good news to people that would normally be apprehensive about signing up for the plan. First, the 1GB of monthly data access that was offered as a promotional rate in order to celebrate the Leap Year has been made permanent and will be offered on the plan going forward, doubling the previous 500MB rate.
Regarding its Unlimited Talk and Text Plan, the monthly data allowance on it has been quintupled from 20MB to 100MB per month with no increase in the $39.99 monthly rate, while the overage rate for data will be increased by a dime to $.20/MB. The specific rollout dates for the above changes will be communicated to customers in the next few weeks.
Page Plus is best known for being one of the best virtual operators for those that wish to activate older Verizon smartphones without the requirement for a data plan, as the smaller than average data allowances that are included in service plans are better suited to low fidelity WAP browsers and email. Below is the email reproduced in full:
We’re very pleased to announce that effective immediately, the 1 GB of data that has been running as a special promotion on The 55 plan will now become a permanent plan change! The double-data “Leap Year Special” which began running January 26th as a limited-time promotion will now become a permanent change from 500 MB to 1 GB of data on The 55 plan.
The price of the plan will remain at $55/month, and there are no other changes to this plan.
Also coming in the very near future, we’re increasing the amount of data on the Unlimited Talk n Text plan from 20 MB to 100 MB.
We’re confident that this 5X increase in data will be a welcomed plan upgrade for many customers who like the plan but need more data. The price of the plan, which was just reduced by $5 in December, will remain unchanged at $39.95.
At the same time, the data overage rate for the Unlimited Talk n Text plan is increasing from $.10/MB to $.20/MB.
We will be notifying you over the next couple of weeks regarding the exact date of the Unlimited Talk n Text plan changes.