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A Guide to International Calling on Page Plus

Do you have friends and/or family outside of the United States? Would you like to speak to them more frequently but those long distance charges are just too pricey?

We’re excited to announce that Page Plus International Calling is more affordable than ever! You can now take your conversation to over 1,000 destinations worldwide at inexpensive, low per-minute rates.

There are two different ways to take advantage of International Calling minutes available on Page Plus.

The $9 Global Calling Card
For an affordable price of just $9, the Global Calling card allows you to call over 440 countries including mobile phones and landlines. More calling destinations are included with the Global card than with the free, included minutes in the three monthly plans. This card is an add-on that can be combined with any monthly or Standard pay-as-you-go plan!

The Global card has no expiration date!
This means that your card balance will never expire, given that the customer has remaining minutes, and the account is in an active status.

The cash balance of the $9 Global card is specifically used for international calling. It is treated separately from a pay-as-you-go balance or an additional cash balance on a monthly plan.

If you are using the $9 Global plan in conjunction with a calling plan with a specified number of calling minutes (non-unlimited), international calls will reduce the available balance in your Global plan as well as deduct the call minutes from your regular calling plan.

To see the list of available individual countries and rates, click here.

Monthly Plans with International Calling
Three of our monthly plans now include an allowance of FREE international minutes for the same great price(s)! The $69.95 plan includes 400 international minutes; The 55 plan includes 200 international minutes; The Unlimited Talk n Text ($39.95) plan includes 100 international minutes.

Calls will be charged the same flat rate regardless of country. Calling any country in this list will simply deduct from the available international minutes in the plan. So, whether you’re calling Chile or the Netherlands, it’s the same rate! International Calling minutes work just like voice minutes – they expire at the same time as the monthly plan they’re included in.

How to use International Calling on Page Plus

To use international calling, there is an access code you must dial first:

  • 212-202-6521, press “Send,” wait for the prompt
  • Dial 011 or + and the international number you’re calling followed by the pound (#) sign
  • For Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, use “1″ instead of 011 or +

Check out our NEW Page Plus International Calling Application for iPhone and Android!

Connect globally faster than ever! With this app, you do not have to dial the access code when calling internationally. You can call by dialing the international number directly or selecting from a contact.

 Appstore Googleplay

 

  1. KIRK SCHLESINGER
    June 8th, 2014 at 13:25 | #1

    Congrats on offering this new service. I have pieced together my mobile and a calling card for quite some time, but this certainly makes it easier. Also a bit cheaper, as the $9 global card does not expire like most calling cards. There are smartphone apps that can automate calling card usage, but you must load sensitive info into them that could be mined by hackers or taken from the phone if lost/stolen. Your apps do not appear to require any such info, as long as you are a PPC customer and have the Global Card or appropriate monthly plan with int’l minutes loaded on your account. Have not tested it all yet, but plan to buy a Global Card and give it a go. Most likely to use in Canada and UK at present.

  2. Hector
    June 11th, 2014 at 16:21 | #2

    I hear page plus customer service moving to foreign country, thats why promoting international calling plan.

    • June 12th, 2014 at 10:00 | #3

      @Hector – This is not true. Our Customer Service is still located in the U.S., Holland, Oh. We’re offering an International Calling Plan to make calling more affordable, for you, the customer, to call internationally.

  3. June 25th, 2014 at 17:05 | #4

    Does this affect international texting or is that still $0.20 per text to send or receive?

    Are we able to take our pageplus phone to other countries and use them there? If so, how does that work and how much does that cost?

    On a side note, could you please tell me if this information is correct on domestic roaming charges? PAYG & The 12 costs $0.29 per minute and all bigger plans are only $0.20 per minute? Thanks, Jake – SSSwarehosue.com

  4. June 25th, 2014 at 17:08 | #5

    @Jake
    Also, forgot to ask… is this now the only way to call internationally or would the old rates still apply off a standard cash balance? Thanks again, Jake – SSSwarehouse.com

  5. June 25th, 2014 at 18:41 | #6

    why did you remove my posts with questions? I need to know these things. -jake

  6. June 25th, 2014 at 18:42 | #7

    what the heck? my 2 posts were gone and now they are back. please delete my 3rd post and this post. -jake

  7. June 26th, 2014 at 16:16 | #8

    @Jake

    @Jake – we did not delete any of your posts. They are all there, as you can see. To answer your first question – no, this does not effect international texting. International Calling is it’s own plan entirely. International texting charges have not changed. You can find out all of the information for domestic roaming charges for the $12 Plan here: https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/the-12/

    No, you are not able to use your phone outside U.S. Our service is only nationwide.

    Unless you were grandfathered in from our previous international calling rates, then yes, this is now the only way to call internationally on Page Plus.

    Hope this helps.

  8. Michael Worle
    June 30th, 2014 at 11:09 | #9

    Thanks for adding this feature, however, I don’t see your price/minute rate charge, after my monthly allotment has been used.

  9. June 30th, 2014 at 15:37 | #10

    @Michael Worle Are you referring to the allotment of free international minutes you have in your monthly plan? If so, it is the same flat, per-minute fee until you’ve used the amount in your monthly plan. For more information on the three monthly plans with free international minutes, please visit our website https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/global/global-monthly-countries/ for more details. If you’re interested in the per-rate minute included in the $9 Global Calling card, you can find out more details here: https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/global/global-calling-card/
    Hope this answers your question.

  10. July 3rd, 2014 at 15:06 | #11

    Deeanna, for privacy purposes, I am going to delete your comment regarding your home address and phone number. You can call customer service at 1-800-550-2436 or visit our website and start a chat with Live Chat http://www.pagepluscellular.com/support. Thank you.

  11. Sebastian Little
    July 24th, 2014 at 18:41 | #12

    Can I use my phone in Mexico? I will be in Cabo San Lucas and would like to use it.

  12. Rocky
    August 3rd, 2014 at 09:26 | #13

    I plan to take a trip into canada for several days, can i use the 100 International min. Included in my monthly plan there or are those min. Only for calling from US to another country? What do i do to be able to use my phone while in canada if my plan (39.99 unlimited t & t) does not allow use there

  13. August 6th, 2014 at 16:17 | #14

    @Rocky The international minutes included in your $39.95 plan are for calling other countries from the U.S. If you have coverage where you’re going in Canada, that would be considered “international roaming,” and there is information about it on our website here https://www.pagepluscellular.com/Plans/Features.aspx#International_Roaming.

  14. August 7th, 2014 at 14:02 | #15

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  15. August 14th, 2014 at 07:34 | #16

    on aug.13 I paid my phone and also added the 9.00 international plan why is my phone off also when I made the call yesterday it told me i only have 15 mintues on my account

  16. Lloyd Howe-
    August 26th, 2014 at 12:10 | #17

    In early July, I lost service on the 12 Plan while in Ontario, Canada where I spend much of my summer. Up until then it worked in roaming mode, as posted on your web site, and I have a separate cash balance to cover my roaming fees. I tried having my service moved to a different cell phone, but still have the same problem. It worked fine until early July and still indicates “roaming.” My wife’s phone with a different carrier (but also using the Verizon network) still works fine. Calls to Customer Service have not resolved the matter nor have I been provided with an explanation of this change. I realize this thread is for calls from the US to other countries, but could not find another appropriate forum to present this. One of the main reasons I went with Page Plus was for the ability to roam while in Canada, which is a necessity for me.

  17. G-Man
    August 27th, 2014 at 14:13 | #18

    @Lloyd Howe-

    Lloyd-Howe, I experienced a similar problem in Ontario in early August. Strangely, it worked one day (in Niagara — but definitely still intl roaming) but no the other (in Mississauga). Texting worked fine even when I could not call out, but it was definitely inconvenient and unexpected. The whole time it displayed “Roaming” with strong signal. Prior to this, it had worked fine for years (been a customer for 4 years). Also like you, this was a big part of the value proposition of Page Plus vs. Net10, for example.

    Something has definitely changed in Page Plus’s back end systems, and like you, I hope it gets fix soon. I’ve got another trip coming up in September.

  18. Lloyd Howe-
    September 4th, 2014 at 12:58 | #19

    It appears that this blog has been abandoned – no communications from Page Plus for almost a month. Anyhow, I have now learned about the need to “double dial” in order to roam (never had to do this before from my Ontario, Canada location). I had mistaken the message to “re-enter the number” and not to press various buttons as an error message – and two Page Plus service reps that I played it back for did also. I learned about “double dial” from a different web site while searching for a new service provider. It would be helpful if the message after first dialing could start out something like “in order to complete your call, re-enter…” Bottom line is I can now roam again here north of Toronto by double dialing the number I am calling (and maintaining the separate cash balance). Double dialing is not necessary for texting.

  19. G-Man
    September 6th, 2014 at 19:08 | #20

    Thanks Lloyd Howe for your great Page Plus customer service!

    I’ll give that a try if I ever encounter problems in Ontario.

  20. September 7th, 2014 at 14:57 | #21

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  21. keith
    October 28th, 2014 at 14:45 | #22

    I was wondering if there are any plans to add Indonesia to the list of countries in the Flat Rate calling list so we can use the international minutes in the featured plans? Thanks!

  22. Al Carson
    October 31st, 2014 at 13:34 | #23

    Now that you are officially moving job out of the USA, I will no longer be a customer.

  23. Al Carson
    October 31st, 2014 at 16:23 | #24

    @Hector
    YOU ARE CORRECT. ITS OFFICIAL NOW…NO MORE USA WORKERS

  24. jimmy
    November 8th, 2014 at 14:50 | #25

    page plus you are one of the best companies out there the service is excellent

  25. Carl Thomas
    November 14th, 2014 at 10:46 | #26

    @Jake
    For calling back to USA/Canada I have Magic Jack app on my smartphone. MJ service is $30 a year, unlimited calling from virtually anywhere that offers hi speed wifi. So far, Morocco is the only place I couldn’t call from. In last 3 months I have called back from Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia & Lithuania. Hotel wifi lines are sometimes difficult and limited because of competition by guests.

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