I don't know that we can be positively sure the grandfather date is through the 27th as I was told the 20th or 19th.
I only got a $10 Google Wallet credit???
Ahh...that is sprint....VM/Google gave $10
remaining $15 should show up in a few weeks according to the article:
"Of course, like most things that seem too good to be true, this process isn’t as straightforward as it seems to be. If you were to buy either of the LG phones, your Google Wallet account would first be credited with $10 then the remaining $15 will arrive “within 3 weeks”"
I got the 27th regarding the upgrade date from Virgin web site. The wording is a bit confusing, but it looks like you can upgrade to the Optimus Elite until May 27. Since the Elite was launched after May 1, you will need to change your plan if you upgrade starting on May 27:
Starting May 27, 2012, if you are using the $25, $40, or $60 Beyond Talk plan and you upgrade to a Beyond Talk Smartphone launched after May 1, 2012*, you will need to switch to the $35, $45, or $55 Beyond Talk plan. When you switch plans, you will need to pay for your new plan and you will lose any minutes, messages, and money in your balance. This will also change your monthly payment date. So if you are considering upgrading to a new smartphone, we recommend that you wait until right before your next monthly payment date to activate.
*The following smartphones launched before May 1, 2012 and are therefore not subject to the new device upgrade rules at this time: VentureTM, LG ® OptimusTM Slider, HTC ® Wildfire STM, Motorola TriumphTM, LG ® Optimus VTM, Blackberry ® CurveTM 8530.
I am one of the people participating in that link. There really isn't a lot of information yet, and a lot of it is contradictory, just like the Grandfathering topic about whether the Elite is grandfathered or not, whether it is the 19th, 20th, or 27th, etc.
I still strongly urge those who are on the fence to buy one today or tomorrow, knowing you can always go back to your old phone.
I talked to two VM reps saying a new text was coming out on the 20th, ending the grandfathering for the Elite, in essence, giving a "breather" between the original 5/1 date and now. That is why I jumped on it now rather than teetering on it. Since you aren't out more than a little hassle, best to be safe and do it now.
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