1. zrob7's Avatar
    I am considering flashing my 822 with an international never activated IMEI over to Page Plus. Most of the flashing services I have contacted have no experience with Windows Phone 8 units. Has anyone had any success with flashing a WP8 ?
    03-08-2013 05:11 PM
  2. fotomike's Avatar
    Glad to read your post, i too have a Lumia 822 (windows phone 8) that i want to flash to page plus. You are the only post on the web i have found about someone wanting to flash there 822 to Page Plus cellular. I'll be going this weekend to a person who says that it's possible, i am keeping my fingers crossed. Sorry dont have answer for you, just happy to finally see somebody with same idea as me. I'll save this post and get back to you after the weekend.
    03-18-2013 06:38 PM
  3. zrob7's Avatar
    Thanks so much for your response. Yes, be sure to let me know what you find out !!
    03-19-2013 08:02 AM
  4. deku13's Avatar
    Isn't the phone unlocked already, so you only need to change the sim?
    03-23-2013 08:21 PM
  5. zrob7's Avatar
    No....all VZ MVNO's can only use 3G phones ruling out all the newer 4G phones. You need to flash to even setup the phone.... and to even get 3G data let alone 4G.
    Some android and apple phones can be easily flashed, but so far do not know anyone for flashing a windows phone 8 unit
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    03-24-2013 07:34 AM
  6. deku13's Avatar
    I'm confused. How is the phone being used with international sims then?
    03-24-2013 01:19 PM
  7. zrob7's Avatar
    Will try to help.....

    1. MVNO's which use CDMA formats like Page Plus use the VZ network so therefore they must be compatible with whatever restrictions VZ puts on them. As I said above.....currently the only way around this is to have the phone flashed.

    2. The sim card on VZ CDMA phones currently are only used for LTE service. The actual activation is done without using the sim card UNLESS you are using LTE service
    and as outlined above, currently no MVNO's are allowed to use the LTE network. There are rumors this may happen sometime in the future, and at that time, MVNO's will have their own sim cards. Until that time, any flashing will be for voice,text etc and data will be 3 G only.

    3. International use of the 822 can be used because it is unlocked.....but this is for GSM and not CDMA (The 822 can also be used in the US with any GSM carrier or MVNO)

    Hope this helps !
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    03-24-2013 07:59 PM
  8. deku13's Avatar
    Ahh. Now it makes sense. Thanks buddy!!
    03-25-2013 12:31 AM
  9. Theri0n's Avatar
    The only thing to know is just service code to get the phone appear with QPST, Qualcomm's programming software. The rest should be just the same with Android phones.
    03-26-2013 10:23 AM
  10. cdawg4501's Avatar
    So can anyone confirm the Lumia 822 working on PagePlus?
    05-20-2013 05:51 PM
  11. zrob7's Avatar
    So can anyone confirm the Lumia 822 working on PagePlus?
    As far as I know, there have not been any reports of flashing the 822.....this means it cannot be used on Page Plus for now. Lets hope this changes soon !
    05-21-2013 05:08 PM
  12. Jack White's Avatar
    3. International use of the 822 can be used because it is unlocked.....but this is for GSM and not CDMA (The 822 can also be used in the US with any GSM carrier or MVNO)
    So what would keep the 822 from being used with any US carrier without being flashed? Or at least any carrier that doesn't restrict access to only certain phone models.
    06-26-2013 09:58 PM
  13. zrob7's Avatar
    So what would keep the 822 from being used with any US carrier without being flashed? Or at least any carrier that doesn't restrict access to only certain phone models.
    As I indicated before, and maybe not clear......you can use the phone in GSM mode with a GSM sim ......but you currently cannot use the phone on Verizon or any Verizon MVNO like Page Plus, because Verizon will not allow LTE phones to be activated on their prepaid network. To use the 822 in CDMA mode, it must be flashed.
    06-27-2013 07:39 AM
  14. Anselm7's Avatar
    I am going to try flashing my 822 to Page Plus, probly through Beigephone. I have done this before with a different Sprint phone and it worked great, so although it's an unpleasant surprise to find out it's necessary, I am thinking it will work.
    06-27-2013 11:46 AM
  15. zrob7's Avatar
    I am going to try flashing my 822 to Page Plus, probly through Beigephone. I have done this before with a different Sprint phone and it worked great, so although it's an unpleasant surprise to find out it's necessary, I am thinking it will work.
    Thanks for the update, appreciate your input. Please keep us posted
    06-27-2013 11:54 AM
  16. Jason Villeda's Avatar
    Any news?? I'm trying to port this to PP for my mother.
    08-20-2013 08:15 PM
  17. ck2012's Avatar
    SMS fixed on Amber :)
    08-20-2013 11:08 PM
  18. byannoif's Avatar
    hi I have 822 on dialer phone I press ##778# and it shows epst mode with two option view and edit, but for edit will asking for password (i fill it with "000000") but I can't still editing or modifying hope it can help.
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    10-31-2013 09:49 PM
  19. hopmedic's Avatar
    I read some of the responses, not all, but since you brought up IMEI changing, just thought I'd let you know that this is illegal in many countries, including the US. I don't know if there's another way to get a phone onto PagePlus, but I wish you luck.
    11-01-2013 09:58 AM
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