I just ordered another ZTE A3 through the swap program, as I'll need an unlimited data plan on March 1. I'm actually trading in a phone that truly qualifies this time - a badly damaged but legit old Kyocera phone with an IMEI that passed Visible's IMEI checker. Waiting till now allowed me to only pay $25 for the month of service (SAVE2021 didn't stack with swaps). Most importantly, Rakuten is running $40 cashback, and that is showing up on my account already though the payout isn't until May 15. So, I've already profited $15 and will profit a bit more when I sell the A3.
Giving Visible a try. Couple questions, If data works well in my area can I swap the visible sim into another unlocked Verizon capable smartphone? I bought the Blade A7 and it comes with a $50 virtual reward after 2 paid months of service. The 1st month is $25. Party pay is $25 per month, do you join party pay right when you activate or before? Any tips to get that $25 per month lower? Yes, I’m that cheap! Rak also has a $60 cash back offer. I ported in an expendable number so if I find out Visible doesn’t work well in my area I can port out or leave after 2 months but I’d really like to have unlimited Verizon for $300 per year!
Visible doesn't work on every Verizon-compatible phone, especially with respect to Androids. For iPhones, it has to be an iPhone 6 or later running on IOS 12 or later. The iPhone 5s 5c or 5 won't work because they don't support VoLTE. Phones running IOS 11 or earlier don't work because they don't support Visible call settings
Android is much harder to pin down. At a minimum, it has to support VoLTE. However, there are a good number of Verizon VoLTE phones that still don't fully support Visible. For example, I have a Galaxy S6 that works on Verizon but is data-only for Visible.
Hey I have a favor to ask of anyone who has active service on Visible on iPhone. Could you please sign in to the Visible app on your iPhone. After you decline linking with touch or face ID, do you see the following message?
"Once your old carrier unplugs your service, you'll be able to receive calls and text. Should be quick."
I'm somehow seeing that message even though my number ported successfully several months ago and is working fine for talk/text/data. I think I know why this is happening but want to confirm that this is an oddity on my account.
No iPhone here-- but I've read that some users (without remembering which OS they're using) see a similar message for a long time after successful activation. I haven't ever seen anyone make a reasonable analysis of 'why', other han the system reporting to the app being flaky.
We have not ran into that issue with our 12 Pro not when we had the service on an iPhone 6s (back almost two years if my math is not wrong), I will say that I preferred the Android experience when using Visible vs IOS (seems glitchy when sharing data.
in retrospect, I think I may have seen something glitchy with the app.