Hurry - $25/mo 300 min voice & unlimited data/text plan at Virgin Mobile USA ends midnight July 19!!!
Deal DetailsLast Edited by elcheapo22 July 13, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Here is the full announcement: http://virginmobileusa
I have the V and love it. I guess I should go to Target today to pick another one up for my wife to lock in this awesome rate.
Most importantly, once you're grandfathered into the old plan, you're free to buy new Virgin phones in the future, including the Motorola Triumph, and still enjoy the $25/mo rate.
First Netflix prices going up, now this....OUCH.............
Process to get Moto Triumph with the Beyond Talk $25 Plan:
1. Go to Radio Shack/Target/Walmart buy LG Rumor/Samsung Intercept/LG Optimus V
2. Activate $25 beyond plan
3. Buy Moto Triumph July 20th
4. Transfer $25 plan to new phone (easy to do on Virgin Mobile website)
5. Return the LG rumor, Samsung Intercept, or LG Optimus V to radio shack
Noted: Target has 90days return policy. However, there are some questions in regards to return an opened/activated phone so YMMV. RS may also charge restocking fee. I've gotten two phones with bestbuy and they have a solid 30days return policy. Also there is a 10% coupon for BB (http://m.bestbuy.com/mobile/coupons/HOME3.html). I used it at two different BB locations using a printout with no issues (coupon said limit 1 per customer). Also, you may want to take a picture of the screen with your phone, just in case.
Virgin mobile accepts returns on all phones as it is there 30 day risk free trial. If you have a friend on the fence they could even get one and use the service for 30 days and if they aren't satisfied they could return the phone and the air time.
Q: Can I make VOIP calls on this plan?
A: Yes, you can purchase the Groove IP app ($3.99) which can be used with Google Voice to make voip calls. Quality is not guaranteed and will vary.
Q: Does the 3G speed good enough for GrooveIP (which requires about 85Kbps) ?
A: If anyone tested over 3G (not WiFi) can update the answer?
Look at post #606.
Using Speedtest.net speed depends on which server you use.
Overland Park,Kansas gives me speeds of 1.6Mb/0.7Mb,Ping 140ms.
New York, NY about the same, but Ping 125ms.
Secaucus, NJ about half of the above with much higher pings.
Q: Is it flat $25/mth or are there taxes?
A: You will pay your local sales tax when purchasing the top up card. OR you can buy from callingmart.com and pay $24.75 for the $25 topup and there is no sales tax
Q: Can I port my current phone number from current provider to VM?
A: Yes, you can. It is advisable to do this after a few days of using the VM service in case you find that the VM service is not all you expected. Once you are satisfied with the VM service, you can initiate the port of your number. If you are on a family plan, make sure your primary number is the last number you port.
Noted: Once your number is ported over, your original account (att, tmo, verizon, etc.) will be terminated automatically. However, if you have multiple lines on the same account, you will need to call the original account CSR to deal with those numbers (terminate, transfer from secondary number to primary, etc.)
Q: On Which phones can I activate the Beyond Talk plan?
A: You still can activate any of these VM phones: Aloha, Arc, BlackBerry 8530, Cyclops, Flare, Jax, Loft, Mantra, Marbl, Oystr, Rumor2, Rumor Touch, Slash, TNT, Shuttle, Switchback, Super Slice, Wild Card, X-tc, Optimus V, Triumph.
Q: What if I run out of 300 mins before the month is up?
A: You can purchase a lower denomination top card to use until your month cycle begins again OR Restart you month cycle by topping up using the $25 top up
Q: By when do I need to activate the BeyondTalk plan to be grandfathered in to the $25 or $40 price.
A: You need to active the service by July 19th, 2011 11:59pm
Q: Can I activate plan and port number in after July 20?
A: I called VM CS and they said that you can port your number into after July 20th and still be grandfathered in. But you have to activate VM before July 20th. VM CS can be unreliable sometimes, so you should double check for yourself.
Q: When exactly is the plan considered expired? is it immediately after the month is over and plan has not been topped-up or is there a grace period before the plan is expired? If there is a grace period, how long to they give you?
A: After the paid month, you have additional 60 days to top up before expiration occurs.
Q: Which store has the best return policy on a opened phone?
A: Target has 90 day return policy but unsure if the phone has to be unopened.
Please add t the FAQ as needed. Thanks.