Amp’d Mobile Customers Being Courted By Prexar Mobile; Prexar Buys Customer Assets

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Updated Below: I just got a strange text on my Amp’d phone, which as we know will be turned off midnight tomorrow: “Keep your Ampd phone and get 100 free TXT by switching to Prexar Mobile. For info, go to www.prexarmobile.com“. This probably means Amp’d has done some sort of deal to transition over customers to this service, even though many have already switched over to Verizon Wireless, after the initial warning a week ago. Turns out this Prexar mobile is owned by the same company (United Systems Access Telecom, Inc. ) that owns VOIP service Teleblend, which in turn is courting disgruntled customers form the now closed-down VOIP service SunRocket.

Looks like Prexar is a post-paid only plan. It says on the website: “Prexar Mobile is working hard to provide Amp’d customers with an easy and effortless transition…Sign up now by switching your existing service provided by Amp’d and receive up to 100 standard text messages for FREE. This offer excludes premium, picture and video text messaging and is valid for your first month of service only.”

I am not sure Amp’d customers are really looking to go in with another no-name recognition service for now.

Updated: Prexar has come out with a release saying “it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire strategic wireless assets of Amp’d Mobile.” I couldn’t find anything to this effect in the bankruptcy court files, though.

RCR: Bill Fogg, CEO of USA Telephone, the company behind the Prexar brand, said Amp’d Mobile customers will have to act fast: They have until tomorrow evening to transfer their service without interruption. Customers will likely still be able to transfer service for a short time after Amp’d Mobile shuts off its service, he added, but the time frame is still unclear….Fogg said Prexar

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Prexar User

Hey guys, the Prexar IS post paid, AND pre-paid…. Think about it…

They debited my CC a couple nights ago…. They will do so every month/time for payment…. So basically you have a contract type deal, w/o a contract.. What more can you ask for.

I spoke to a lady that works there, and she stated that once all the politics and what-not have passed, they will make assessments on what future content to add… Meaning, in my opinion, that they are looking to not only acquire Amp'd's customer base, but also be sure they will have the base to pay for more content investments. Who wants to spend an X amount of funds on content that will just sit around: Supply for a demand. No demand, then no content or reason to spend funds on getting the system going with what Amp'd and Verizon offer.

Do the math. Prepaid phones are great if you get a good rate, but with 3000 night and weekend minutes starting at 7pm is NOT bad at all….. plus you can get "in-network" calling for $7 more? C'mon, you prepaid heads are killing me! This is a great deal, looking to get even better.

I had Amp'd, Sprint, Verizon (the real one), cingular, etc post and prepaids…. I used to be a manager at a few stores dealing w/ telecom……Amp'd was the shit man….. no one had a $99 UNLIMITED plan. Maybe Prexar will too. But if they are buying the Amp'd base, and eventually going to get the content, the why the heck not support these guys/gals and sign up. NO CONTRACT. Post paid prices better than prepaid and the best network? C'mon… that's a no brainer.

And no I'm not a Prexar rep or anything like that. I'm just a joe shmo with an eye for a great deal.

Verizon cost too much, nights start at 9pm, and they have BS contracts…. They dont even honor their rebate system; they screwed me over two they owed me…

Dont think every company doesnt have issues: THEY DO.

bubba

do u get another phone for free with all the money you put on it

Jeremy

The Kyocera Jet can be activated with Page Plus. Having mine set up right now as I type this. Looks like a decent offering with low per minute rates. You can get 300 minutes from a $25 time card, so less than 10 cents a minute.

Me

You can use your Amp'd phone on the above services as long as it's not a Hollywood (Moto e816).

Andrew Beard

If you're looking for basic service with an Amp'd Phone check out Page Plus wireless. They resell Verizon as well, do entirely prepaid, and have excellent CS.

Mike

For pay-as-you-go service using an Amp'd Mobile phone, one can use CALLPLUS. This is another company that buys service from VERIZON WIRELESS. Check out……

Dane

Prexar mobile clearly states on their website that they only offer post-paid plans, and that they do not offer pre-paid or pay-as-you-go plans. If anybody knows where I can get a basic pay-as-you-go plan with an amp'd CDMA phone, please let me know.

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