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Virgin Mobile -- Unlimited Text / Data / Email / Web-- 300 Minutes = $25/month!

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Last Edited by DeathCab August 22, 2010 at 08:41 PM
Virgin Mobile unveiled some new plans that are VERY attractive. Virgin Mobile is owned by Sprint and has very similar coverage to Boost CDMA.

All plans include UNLIMITED data, text, web, and email. The following prices indicate how many anytime minutes you get on TOP of the unlimited features mentioned:

-$25 = 300 anytime minutes
-$40 = 1200 anytime minutes
-$60 = Unlimited anytime minutes

You can add BIS/BES Blackberry service to ANY of these plans for an additional $10/month (making them $35, $50, and $70, respectively)

Though people may appreciate the heads up in case they are interested and getting out of contract soon / thinking about upgrading / renewing contracts soon.

Here is their coverage map: http://www.virginmobileusa.com/ch...e-coverage


**Plans are now LIVE**
http://vmu.refresh.alpha.virginmo.../home.html

**STARTING AUGUST 24, 2010 -- VIRGIN MOBILE WILL BE OFFERING UNLIMITED 3G DATA CARD PLANS FOR $40 / month... SEE THIS THREAD**
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?p=31975065#post31975065



For other cell phone deals / carriers, please see:
Quote from DeathCab :
This deal uses the Sprint Network... for other coverage see:


Verizon Coverage w/ Optional Roaming + Bring Your Own Device Support
$29.95 - 1200 minutes / 1200 Texts or Pix / 50MB data
$39.95 - Unlimited minutes / Unlimited Texts or Pix / 20MB data
(Rates INCLUDE Taxes / Fees)

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=17192&t=1593646



Verizon Coverage w/ Unlimited Data + NO BYOD Support or Roaming
$30 - 1000 minutes / 1000 Texts or Pix / 30MB Data
$45 - Unlimited minutes / Unlimited Texts / Unlimited Data
(Rates DO NOT Include Taxes / Fees)


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=219791&t=1386089



T-Mobile Coverage w/ BYOD Support
$40 - unlimited nationwide text & talk
$50 - unlimited nationwide text & talk + 100 MB data
$60 - unlimited nationwide text & talk + UNLIMITED data
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=17192&t=1900078


AT&T Coverage with Unlimited Talk / Text -- No Data or MMS Option *iPhone Ready*
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=17192&t=2168398
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Last Edited by pratz February 4, 2011 at 06:51 AM
Is there a good way to set up VOIP/google voice with this phone such that we get unlimited "minutes"? And which phone would support this?

Thanks..

Before you ask the question:
ONLY VIRGIN MOBILE PHONES WILL WORK.
As in, ONLY VIRGIN MOBILE PHONES.
ANY Virgin Mobile phone can be activated on the Beyond Talk plans.
The Kyocera Loft, LG Rumor2, LG Rumor Touch, and BB Curve can ONLY be activated on the Beyond Talk plans.


Cheap Phones
  • The Kyocera X-tc is available for $34.99 at some Target stores, some Best Buy stores for $49.99, and some Walmart stores for $79.99. This is completely YMMV.
  • The Kyocera Jax is available from Walmart.com for $8.88 plus tax and shipping, and it is available in Black.
  • The Kyocera TNT! is available directly from Virgin Mobile for $9.99, which is $10 off regular price.
  • The LG Rumor Touch is available at Best Buy for $129.99, YMMV.

Quote :
Q: Can I use the Blackberry without paying extra for BIS/BES?
A: Officially, no. Unofficially, maybe. Some people report this being possible, but VM says no [virginmobileusa.com]:
Beyond talk plans for BlackBerry require the purchase of a Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Smartphone. Access to corporate email is not included or available. BlackBerry Smartphones not available in all stores.

Q: Does VM have good coverage in my area?
A: Does Sprint have good coverage sans roaming coverage? If not, then no, VM won't likely have good coverage. If yes, then probably. Still, some chances of YMMV.
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Virgin Mobile USA: Sprint says that Virgin Mobile will serve as its high-end pre-paid service, and it will offer advanced devices with plans that place more emphasis on texting and web use rather than voice use. Starting May 12, $25 will get users unlimited messaging, email, data and web with 300 minutes per month. The $40 plan bumps the minutes offered up to 1,200, and $60 per month buys unlimited everything. The plans are called "Beyond Talk." Users will be able to add BlackBerry services to any of these plans for just $10 more per month. Virgin's Broadband2Go will still fall under this set of plans. It provides no-contract wireless broadband for devices such as laptops. Sprint indicated that Broadband2Go could take advantage of "4G" services at some point, though Sprint didn't specifically say WiMax.

You can ONLY use Virgin Mobile branded phones on Virgin Mobile. They will not activate any other phone, even if it is from Sprint.

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Wow thanks a lot for the heads up! Excellent deal! I wish I was still a Virgin, although I'm happy with Cricket
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Wow, interesting (attractive) pricing for the basic service, but since they don't offer GSM service that eliminates a lot of good phones. I don't think I'd be interested in going back to them after several years of their erratic/horrid pricing and expiration guidelines. I honestly don't believe they've improved much--once burned, twice shy.
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seems good !!
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#6
Now comes the question of what phones we can use.

I've seen the Virgin Mobile phones in local stores. I feel bad for the poor saps that buy some of them.
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Do they have the same problems with texts taking a while to get delivered like Boost does/did? Does Boost still have that problem?
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Quote from xzentrico View Post :
Wow thanks a lot for the heads up! Excellent deal! I wish I was still a Virgin, although I'm happy with Cricket
What's wrong with being not Virgin? Wink
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thanks for the heads up- this would be perfect for my son- this is cheaper than adding him onto our plan w/ verizon-
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For those interested in this, also check out StraightTalk.

http://www.straighttalk.com/

It's also pre-paid. $30 a month for 1000, minutes, 1000 text, and 8 Mb web. (Pulls up about 300 web pages.)

Otherwise it's $45 for an unlimited plan.

Most importantly, they use the Verizon network which, IMO, is the best network out there.
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Straight Talk isn't anywhere near as good a deal.

Please keep talk about that "deal" in the Straight Talk threads.
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#12
Can it be tethered?
Any data limit?

Thanks!
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Wow, something that finally beets Net10 in price.... its been years!

Net10 rocks by the way, best prepaid hands down for just minutes and texts WITHOUT lots of data.

I'll have to show some of my "non-internet" older family... this should be good. Thanks, I'll post if its any good after I test it.

Anyone have experience with these? And this is noncontract right? The OP was confusing
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#14
can we use like a htc touch pro 2 on any of these networks? say, if I buy a sprint tp2 to work on virgin/boost? or a verizon tp2 to work on straighttalk..... i want to kill my at&t contract and pay up the $$$..... just sick of paying $70 bux a month for my tp2... i love the unlimited data though... can't live without it
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Pageplus is the way to go if you want to use Verizon phones. 1200min/1200/text/50MB of data for $30. Check Howard forums for specifics on what features can be enabled on the particular VZN phone.

Straighttalk requires you to use only their phones despite running off the same VZN network.
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