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

cpcollector 133 204 September 3, 2012 at 11:18 AM in Tech & Electronics (7)
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Last Edited by cpcollector September 3, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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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I am nowhere near your area and we are not even talking about 4g how could you possibly know about my speeds you don't sound like a very bright person.
Ok post some youtube videos doing speed tests.
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Then why are millions of people paying $35? Cause they're all blind, ignorant sheep?

No, because the majority of people don't need ridiculously fast data and Sprint has better coverage than T-Mobile, plain and simple.
Can you give me a link to show that VM has millions of people on their $35 plan?

VM was decent before the iPhone, people just havent realized how bad its gotten.
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#63
Can we PLEASE stop arguing about data? It's a universally recognized fact that Virgin's data is pretty bad? However for $25, slow unlimited data, unlimited text, and 300 minutes its a good deal.
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Ok post some youtube videos doing speed tests.
And what would that prove there are tons of videos out there with people getting the same speeds I am.
I could care less if some nimrod on an internet forum believes me or not.
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#65
Please stop. You're making yourself look pretty bad, by bashing a company's data speeds when the service is only $25. T-Mobile only had 100 minutes and ST is $20 more. For some people $25 is a good deal, do you agree with that are do you think the $25 plan is an absolute rip off?
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To the troll: Telling people to use Wi-Fi calling if T-mobile's 100 minutes isn't enough is like telling them also to use Wi-Fi for data if VM is too slow.

We get it... you don't like VM. No one cares. Now go away wave
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Please stop. You're making yourself look pretty bad, by bashing a company's data speeds when the service is only $25. T-Mobile only had 100 minutes and ST is $20 more. For some people $25 is a good deal, do you agree with that are do you think the $25 plan is an absolute rip off?
What I'm saying is I have used wifi calling on Tmo and it is better quality and more consistant than VM. You get 5gb of unthrottled data compared to 2.5gb. To me VM isn't worth $25 compared to other options. Sprint has been losing market share to Tmo because Sprint is garbage. Right now Sprint is in real trouble and Sprints customers have priority and get a better service than VM customers. If people are leaving Sprint for Tmo then why would people with a lesser service want to deal with much lower quality to save 30 cents a day?

Whats worse is that these people have been paying $35 up until now. Its the cheapest service because you get what you pay for.
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To the troll: Telling people to use Wi-Fi calling if T-mobile's 100 minutes isn't enough is like telling them also to use Wi-Fi for data if VM is too slow.

We get it... you don't like VM. No one cares. Now go away wave
No you're correct, while you could use wifi calling I meant VOIP. My data speeds range from 3Mbps to 18Mbps but average from 6 to 8. With those speeds VOIP is solid. I have used VM for months, have you ever used Tmos VOIP for a extended period of time?
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Then don't complain about VM's data, why don't you just use Wi-Fi? And please stop spewing nonsense. T-Mobile's the smallest carrier for a reason.
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Then don't complain about VM's data, why don't you just use Wi-Fi? And please stop spewing nonsense. T-Mobile's the smallest carrier for a reason.
Do you own VM stock or are you just worried I might cost you rep? SD is about our community getting the best deals. If we only talk about the positives that doesn't fully help people.

I have never tried to get people to stop talking about one of my deals because they don't agree. Let people hear both sides and screw the rep points.
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Do you own VM stock or are you just worried I might cost you rep? SD is about our community getting the best deals. If we only talk about the positives that doesn't fully help people.

I have never tried to get people to stop talking about one of my deals because they don't agree. Let people hear both sides and screw the rep points.
Yes, we heard you, but now you're just beating a dead horse and clogging up the thread EEK!
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Root it! I absolutely loathed my Triumph before I rooted and flashed a ROM, it runs like a dream now. Smilie
thats what I got to do. My fiance says her triumph is running too slow so its either fix it or buy the iphone
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Yes, we heard you, but now you're just beating a dead horse and clogging up the thread EEK!
Recently I have just been defending myself. These people try to make me look like a idiot when they are the ones using VM and spouting off numbers they refuse to prove after they are called on them.

If my first comments would have been left be I wouldnt even still be here.
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I tried my brother's new Samsung Galaxy S3 yesterday and it is leaps and bounds in quality compared to my Triumph. He has T-Mobile and I am envy him, lol.

Was going to try this "glitch" after switching over to an Optimus Elite but I guess I should try and root my Triumph first, as the OP suggested, to see if it actually helps ( going to avoid writing the entire list of why I'm not happy w/ my Triumph this time =P ).
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#75
Awesome. I've been using the Optimus V for a while now and I mostly like my service with Virgin Mobile, but I really, really wanted a new phone. Unfortunately I didn't want to lose my $25 grandfathered package so I was basically stuck...

Went ahead and picked up The Optimus Elite at Radio Shack for $99.99 and switched out my Optimus V. I'm still on the $25 plan! Too bad this doesn't work with the The HTC One V or HTC Evo V, but that's alright.

Thanks for the head's up, OP.
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