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Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Rich_Dobbs
Newbie

I get lots of mixed information from forums (Verizon and non-Verizon sites) on what older feature phones can be activated on the new $50 unlimited talk and text plan.  Can someone confirm if the below plans can be activated on this and if they can have a data block placed on them?  Thanks a lot for your help.

1)  LG enV2

2)  LG enV3

3)  LG Voyager

4)  LG Touch

5)  Samsung SCH-U450

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

I'm checking out more info on this but this is what I have so far.

What is Dashboard?

Dashboard is a flash-based application that served as a launch pad for access to Verizon Wireless data products and services. On September 30, 2010, Verizon Wireless discontinued the Dashboard service, including the Dashboard service blocking feature.

Which devices have Dashboard?

Dashboard is an embedded application on the following mobile devices.

This is the link to the site: http://support.verizonwireless.com/clc/faqs/Dashboard/faqs.html

Casio® EXILIM

Casio® G'zOne Rock™

LG Chocolate® 3 in Black

LG Chocolate® 3 in Light Blue

LG enV®3 in Maroon

LG enV®3 in Slate Blue

LG VX8360

Motorola

Barrage™

Motorola Barrage™ Non-Camera

Motorola Entice™ W766

Motorola Rapture™ VU30

Nokia 7205 Intrigue with Pink Keypad

Nokia 7205 Intrigue with Silver Keypad

Samsung Convoy™

Samsung Renown™

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

 

PREPAID PHONES

Most basic phones can be used on Prepaid both Daily and Monthly.  A Multimedia phone cannot be used on a prepaid cell.

LG

6015i -- KIYOCERA --KWC 2325, KX414 -- MOTOROLA -- MotoW755, RazrV3m, V376, W385 -- PANTECH -- Jest -- Verizon -- Blitz, CDM7075, CDM8615, M7076, PN215 --

:-- Accolade, Chocolate, Cosmo, VX3200, VX3450, VX5200, VX 5400, VX5500, VX6100, VX7000, ENV --SAMSUNG--Alias SCHu740, Gusto, Haven , Intensity, Juke, SCHA650, SCHA870, SCHU340, CHU410, SCHU430, SCHU540, Smooth --NOKIA -- 2128i, 2366i, 2650 Mirage, 2705 Shade

Most Verizon Wireless phones will work with our prepaid plans

. The only phones that are not compatible with our service are Push to Talk, PDAs/Smartphones, advance data devices (BlackBerry, PalmOne Treo, etc.), PC Card devices and handsets with HTML Web browser such as the LG Dare, LG Voyager, Samsung Glyde, Samsung Omnia and Motorola Krave and all Dashboard-capable devices like the LG Chocolate 3, LG VX 8360, Motorola Rapture VU30, Nokia 7205 Intrigue and Samsung Renown SCH-u810. Keep in mind features such as V CAST video, Mobile TV, and Chaperone services are not available for prepaid service."

 

Non Prepaid Phones

1)Push to Talk, PDAs/Smartphones, advance data devices (BlackBerry, PalmOne Treo, etc.)

2)PC Card devices and handsets with HTML Web browser such as the LG Dare, LG Voyager, Samsung Glyde, Samsung Omnia and Motorola Krave

3)All Dashboard-capable devices like the LG Chocolate 3, LG VX 8360, Motorola Rapture VU30, Nokia 7205 Intrigue and Samsung Renown SCH-u810 

*features such as V CAST video, Mobile TV, and Chaperone services are not available for prepaid service

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Rich_Dobbs
Newbie

Is there a way to tell based on some component of the phone description?  For example, LG enV2 and enV3 both have VCast which I think is not Full HTML Web browsers and why they may qualify for this.  But, LG Dare has that as well and is considered to have a Full HTML Web Browser.  So, I don't see any notable difference and that is what I am trying to pinpoint so I can tell someone if a phone can be prepaid or not without just hoping for the best.  Can a Data Block be placed on the enV2 and enV3 and be on the $50 month plan still?  The previous response is very helpful.  Thanks.

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

This is ungodly long but gives you an idea of the difference between ev2 and ev3 mainly the dashboard which can not be used on the prepaid. I got the info from CNET

Features

The LG EnV3 definitely has a number of improvements over the EnV2 in terms of features. Starting with the basics, the EnV3 has a roomy 1,000-entry phone book with room in each entry for five numbers, two e-mail addresses, and a street address. You can then organize your contacts into groups, pair them with a photo for caller ID, or one of 23 polyphonic ringtones. Other essentials include a vibrate mode, a speakerphone, text and multimedia messaging, mobile instant messenger (AIM, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo), voice commands and dialing, a calendar, an alarm clock, a world clock, a notepad, a tip calculator, a voice memo recorder, and Bluetooth. Supported Bluetooth profiles include hands-free, dial-up networking, A2DP or stereo, phone-book access, basic printing, basic imaging, object push for vCard and vCalendar, and file transfer.

As a nice bonus, you can also add your social network e-mail address in the "Blogs" section in the Messaging menu. This means you can update your photos or videos in your Facebook or MySpace by just sending them to the appropriate e-mail address.

Another upgrade over the EnV2 is that the LG EnV3 has something called Dashboard with Mobile Web, which is essentially a Web portal that leads to various Web channels and information sources such as ESPN, weather, entertainment, news, community (which leads to Facebook and MySpace shortcuts) as well as access to the Verizon store, where you can buy games and ringtones. The Dashboard interface is powered by Adobe Flash Cast, which results in a really graphically rich interface with full-color photos.

The biggest feature of the Dashboard is that it has a shortcut to a full HTML Web browser, which is a big upgrade over the EnV2's WAP browser. The browser is really easy to use, and you can zoom in and out of pages, adjust to a full-screen view, add bookmarks, check out the Internet History, subscribe to RSS feeds, and search through a page. Our one caveat is that there doesn't seem to be a way to access a real URL field on top of the browser--you need to keep going to a Verizon VZWGoto site where you can then enter in the URL in a small search box. This makes surfing the Web much slower than it should be

Since the LG EnV3 has EV-DO, it also has access to Verizon's array of broadband services like V Cast Music, where you can download songs over the air, and V Cast Video, where you can download or stream video clips from providers like CBS and CNN. The V Cast Music with Rhapsody service works well with the built-in music player because you can purchase and download songs directly to the player. Each song costs $1.99, which also includes a download to your PC as well.

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Rich_Dobbs
Newbie

The dashboard piece makes lots of sense.  Is there a way to tell by the description of a phone that it has this type of feature?  I only ask because I resell Verizon Phones at Flea Markets and I want to know when purchasing phones that they can be used as Prepaid or have to be used under contract.  And, does dashboard equal data plan and you CANNOT put a Data Block on it?  I don't think this is true because I had an enV3 that I placed a Data Block on... so I am basically trying to find out how to determine if a phone will force a user to have a Data Plan or if Data Block is an option.  As a side note, someone bought an enV3 from me because her friend that was with her bought one and set it up as Prepaid.  However, they may have not done the $50 Unlimited plan and it may have worked for just a Daily Plan.  Sorry for the layers of complication.

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Re: Older feature phones that can be activated on $50 unlimited prepaid
Minniehaha
Specialist - Level 2

I'm checking out more info on this but this is what I have so far.

What is Dashboard?

Dashboard is a flash-based application that served as a launch pad for access to Verizon Wireless data products and services. On September 30, 2010, Verizon Wireless discontinued the Dashboard service, including the Dashboard service blocking feature.

Which devices have Dashboard?

Dashboard is an embedded application on the following mobile devices.

This is the link to the site: http://support.verizonwireless.com/clc/faqs/Dashboard/faqs.html

Casio® EXILIM

Casio® G'zOne Rock™

LG Chocolate® 3 in Black

LG Chocolate® 3 in Light Blue

LG enV®3 in Maroon

LG enV®3 in Slate Blue

LG VX8360

Motorola

Barrage™

Motorola Barrage™ Non-Camera

Motorola Entice™ W766

Motorola Rapture™ VU30

Nokia 7205 Intrigue with Pink Keypad

Nokia 7205 Intrigue with Silver Keypad

Samsung Convoy™

Samsung Renown™

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