I've been wanting a smartphone for a while now but have been avoiding them because of the expensive data plans (Verizon) or spotty coverage (AT&T...at least, in my area). But it looks like I may have the opportunity to pick up a used Pre+ cheap. I mostly want to use it with WiFi, but I also found out I should be able to activate it with PagePlus Cellular.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I need to do to make sure the phone will work properly?

Is it just as simple as meeting someplace with WiFi and activating the phone online with PagePlus, or is there something more? Has anyone bought a used Pre (or other smartphone) and activated it on PagePlus?

Will I have to know the person's Palm profile login, or will I create a new one?