OKAY, I got it working. PagePlus has great voice rates, Verizon has great data. About $0 for it HEHE.
Problems, signed up for pageplus on their site, didn't know how to activate. Called customer care and they told me to dial *22886 i think. Done.
Verizon *22888 didn't work. So I put my ESN into their online site, then dialed *22888 and it worked. Yay, had to add $15 and then --
wait.. ran it again at work. definitely had stronger signal (was indoors at home first run)
wow !!!! :)
compare with t-mobile egprs (had to put phone outside to get full service hah)