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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.

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How to Keep Your Stuff When Switching From One Android Smartphone to Another

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, you’ve had your Android smartphone for quite some time now and feel the need to switch to a newer Android powered device. Problem is, you’re too comfortable with the setup on your current device and don’t want to start from scratch all over again. It’s okay! You can seamlessly transfer over everything from your current Android device to your new one.

Remember when you were forced to create a Gmail account before accessing your current Android device? Although it didn’t make sense at the time, it will now. Your Gmail account automatically backs up all applications, music, etc. downloaded from the Google Play Store, contacts, email, calendars, Chrome browser data, Google Talk chat logs, some systems settings and third-party app data. The most important things are backed up automatically so that you don’t have to worry about losing your email, contacts, apps, or even Wi-Fi passwords that were previously saved. Before you start, you may want to connect to Wi-Fi to conserve your data usage. Then, once you get your new Android device booted up, just login to your Gmail account and everything should start transferring over on its own.

While all the above mentioned information is automatically backed up via Gmail, it’s important to understand what information is not backed up. Google will not back up your SMS messages, Google authenticator data, game progress, logins or app settings. If you must have this information transferred over, you may want to consider an application geared towards backing up all data.

Now, you’re probably wondering – what about my photos?

The most practical way to save your photos is to back them up to your SD card and install that same SD card onto your new Android device. To ensure your photos are automatically synced to your SD card, simply go to your camera application, click on settings, scroll down to storage and choose your SD card. Now, all photos taken will be automatically saved to the SD card installed on your device.

The alternative route is to backup your photos to a cloud-based system such as Google+. If you’ve already installed the Google+ app, you can enable “Instant Upload” for your photos. Now, any photos taken will be automatically uploaded to a private album in your Google+ account online. On the other hand, you could use the Dropbox or Facebook applications to automatically upload photos online.

In a nutshell, your Gmail account will automatically back up the most important data by default. Remember, photos can easily be saved to an SD card, or cloud-based backup system. Have you used any backup applications to transfer over information on your Android device? Feel free to drop a comment below and suggest your favorites.

Battery Saving Tips for Your Android Smartphone

Is the battery on your Android powered smartphone in a constant drain? It’s okay – you can improve your battery life! The longevity of your battery depends on how you are using your smartphone, and by following these tips, you can get the most out of your device –

  • When your device is not in use, press the lock button to turn off your screen rather than wait for the screen to automatically turn itself off
  • Don’t use live wallpapers!
  • Lower your screen’s brightness level, or set it to automatically adjust itself
  • Close out apps that drain power when you don’t need them
  • Turn off your GPS connection when not in use
  • Turn off Bluetooth when not in use
  • Manage your phone’s settings for auto-sync. Android phones are known to drain battery life when constantly searching for app updates.

Top 5 Free Android Games

Back to school is approaching very soon and many of you are going to need a few awesome Android based games to kill time in between classes. Here’s a top 5 list of games that you have to check out (and they’re free!):

City Jump – Free (Average rating: 4.4 of 5)
This game can easily kill hours of your time. In City Jump, you jump between buildings while avoiding obstacles, killing monsters and various other enemies along the way. Simple concept, addicting gameplay!

Download for Android

Temple Run – Free (Average rating: 4.6 of 5)
Remember when Indiana Jones was chased out of a temple by a huge boulder? Well, Temple Run has the same concept except you are running from evil demon monkeys who are not the slightest bit happy! This game has a simple swipe to control play in which you go left, right, jump or slide. You can collect power ups along the way to unlock features. What’s your high score?

Download for Android

Draw Something – Free (Average rating: 4 of 5)
In this social-based game, you and a friend (or random pairing) take turns drawing pictures while the other guesses what it is a picture of. This is perfect for playing on the go. So, while you’re waiting for your next class, hop into Draw Something and kill some time.

Download for Android

Angry Birds Space – Free (Average rating: 4.6 of 5)
In the latest installment of ever so popular Angry Birds series, a giant claw kidnaps the Angry Birds’ eggs and takes them into space. This Angry Birds has all new birds, brand new superpowers and new puzzles that have zero gravity and light speed obliteration.

Download for Android

Logos Quiz – Free (Average rating: 4.5 of 5)
Think you know your brands? Well, you’d be quite surprised! Logos Quiz is a guessing game in which you try to identify over 800 logos. With a total of 14 levels that get harder and harder, you will spend plenty of time trying make out every one of them. The best part is challenging your friends and seeing who knows the most.

Download for Android

 

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Free Must-Have Travel Apps for the Summer

Summer is all about clearing your schedule, setting up your paid vacation time and hitting the road (or sky)! Today’s technology takes away the headache and hassle of planning your trip. So, grab your smartphone, check out these apps and start planning:

Triposo – Free (Average rating: 4.6 of 5 based on Android)
Triposo offers free, downloadable travel guides for countless cities and countries that can be used offline (saves you data!) while you travel. Each guide provides info about all the major sights to see, great restaurants, nightlife venues and much more. Triposo also provides users with history, culture and phrasebooks to accompany the typical needs of a traveler. Video

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Hotel Tonight – Free (Average rating: 4.4 of 5 based on Android)
Sometimes trips are done on the fly. Well, there’s an app for that! Hotel Tonight allows users to book a hotel last-minute as late as 2 a.m. on the night of your stay. Using Hotel Tonight can save you up to 70% off on bookings. If you are a “spur-of-the-moment” traveler, you should have this app handy at all times.

Android | iOS

Hipmunk – Free (Average rating: 4.4 of 5 based on Android)
There are apps that help you plan a flight and hotel for your trip and then there’s Hipmunk. With Hipmunk, you will know how long you will be traveling and how many stops you make. You can view the hotel results on a map so that you know the exact location of your stay. You can easily book the entire trip right from the app. Video

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Wi-Fi Finder – Free (Average rating: 4.3 of 5 based on Android)
We know how important it is to conserve your data nowadays, so wouldn’t it be nice to know where the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot is? That’s where Wi-Fi Finder comes into play. This app allows you to view the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot, filter by Internet provider and get directions to the location.

Android | iOS