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Virgin Mobile users- Switch back to the $25 grandfathered plan!

cpcollector 204 September 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM in Tech & Electronics (7)
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This has been confirmed to work for the Optimus V, Elite, Wildfire, and Venture. The Triumph and a few other devices released before 5/27 should work. The One V will not work.

Go to virginmobileusa.com, click "manage my account", then click "change plans". On the bottom, there should be a link that says "don't see the plan you want?" click that and you can switch to the $25 plan. This includes unlimited text, data, and 300 minutes.

Not sure if this is a glitch or limited time special, so hurry! If you want to activate one of the aforementioned phones, then activate it, don't pay for the $35 plan, and then switch to the $25 plan in the account page.

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Last Edited by sho0318 October 26, 2012 at 02:14 AM
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE CONFIRM THIS FOR ME!!

I just got off chat (don't worry) and asked which phones allow me to keep me grandfathered plan. The person said as long as I have been
a customer since July 20 2011 using a beyond talk unlimited data plan (not the paylo plan), I can buy ANY PHONE and it'll stay on the grandfathered rate as long as I keep paying my bills on time.

This means it doesn't have to be something that was released before May 2012
**Any beyond talk unlimited data plan phone, not paylo plan phones.


Please reply back if this actually works.....if so I'm buying an EVO V!!

^^ That is not accurate. Phones after May 2012 will not work except the Elite.

This doesn't work anymore, move along people. But who knows, it may come back again sometime.

Dead!!!

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Could the person who voted, "incorrect information" please elaborate? I'd like the edit my original post if anything in there is incorrect or misleading.
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#4
worked for me...I think. I'll find out next month - my new month just started...thanks!

If this works - I think this is FP worthy!

caveat - I have two Optimus V phones.
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#5
No go on my Evo V.. worth a try ;-) Nice find OP!
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#6
worked for me too (OV)

EDIT: Just changed it for two Optimus Vs. Thanks OP!!! repped
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#7
looks like works says next payment 25 due tommorrow
lol
thx
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#8
Great find. Seems I've been hoarding my $25 plan for no good reason.
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#9
Effing awesome. I changed my plan to start on my next bill cycle, the 7th. I didn't even join VM before they offered this plan, I started in July. Saving $10 makes their sh8tty cell service worth it.
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#10
about to get a virgin mobile phone then. can new users get in on this plan?
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I just changed it on my Triumph (BTW, I hate this phone, arg!)!Big Grin

Repped!!
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Yes, I think so. Just do the normal activation process and create your account and click the option for the $35 plan and right when they ask you to pay for it just log in to your account, change it, and switch the the $25 plan. Not sure how long this'll last though.

Quote from fyreboltx View Post :
I just changed it on my Triumph (BTW, I hate this phone, arg!)!Big Grin

Repped!!
Root it! I absolutely loathed my Triumph before I rooted and flashed a ROM, it runs like a dream now. Smilie
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To confirm, I was able to change it on 2 LG Optimus Elites that were activated less than 3 months ago. I did future-date changes.

Hopefully this isn't a mistake on their part and they don't "fix the glitch" and remove my future-dated changes.
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#14
service is still horrible...waiting to jump ship to tmobile
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Thanks.
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