How Do You Flash Phones to Page Plus?
Flashing your cellphone from your current wireless provider to the Page Plus network means you reprogram the phone to work with the new network. Flashing only works on CDMA phones, so your existing carrier must be part of the CDMA network -- for example: Verizon, Sprint or Cricket. Phones on the GSM network require SIM cards, and swapping the SIM cards can change your network. CDMA phones work differently; they require you to overwrite the existing network programming on your phone to switch to the Page Plus wireless network.
Things You'll Need
- Flashing software
- USB connection cable
Contact Page Plus to set up a new wireless account. You must do this first so that you can use your phone immediately after flashing to the new network. Tell the customer service representative you plan to use your existing phone and give her the phone's identification information, which is usually located under the battery.
Download flashing software to your computer. Find the software appropriate for your phone model and Page Plus at an online software retailer such as Remote Squad, Your Cellular or CDMA Flashing Software.
Connect your USB cable to your phone and your computer. Open and run the flashing software, following the software's instructions. Some may require you to select your phone model from a drop-down list as well as your current mobile provider and Page Plus and then handle the reprogramming automatically. Others may need you to enter your phone's password and to make sure the phone is connected to com port 1 by going to your computer's "Start" menu and searching for "Device Manager." Scroll to the com port list and change the phone's to Com Port 1 if necessary. If the program asks you to enter a service program code, it should always be "000000."
Unplug your phone from your computer and reboot it if the software doesn't do it for you. Call "611" to make sure you connect to Page Plus customer service instead of your previous mobile carrier.
Tips & Warnings
- Back up your phone before attempting any internal reprogramming.