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Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Smartphone

Beer_Money 625 March 17, 2013 at 09:40 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More RadioShack Deals
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Promoted 03-17-2013 at 10:11 PM View Original Post
RadioShack has Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Smartphone + $0.68 Filler Item for $50.67 with free shipping. Thanks Beerpong_Champ

For in-store purchases, you may save an extra $10 off with this Printable Coupon when you Like them on Facebook, making it $39.99. Thanks GoodDay [Discuss]

Price Research: Our research indicates that Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Smartphone is $29 lower (36% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices ranging from $80 to $100. - yuugotserved

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Edited March 19, 2013 at 06:48 AM by Beer_Money
This week, Radioshack got Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Elite Smartphone [] on sale for $49 (regular price $99). No contract is required!
Use the $10 off $20 coupon from here or print it straight from Radioshack Facebook [] to bring the price down to $39.

This might not be the most powerful Android device out there (duh!), but for only $39, it's still a great entry-level and/or backup smartphone. It runs on Android 2.3.7, has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 800MHz processor (actually runs at 1024MHz according to independent CPU tests), Wi-Fi and microSD capability, 5MP autofocus rear-facing camera and camcorder with flash.

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Quote from bluumandm View Post :
Ok so many ppl have confirmed optimus elite works for $25 plan. My question is if I have a problem with the phone like no internet connection or cant receive text msg, etc. and I call virgin mobile to fix the problem, will the tech make me change to $35 plan since they see me using the elite. I currently using the optimus v and it causes me to have no net connection quite a lot so I often have to call in. I am hesitating to swap the phone cuz I dont wanna lose the $25 plan. Any input? Tia.

I doubt they will even care. When the Optimus Elite was released May last year, the early adopters noticed that their plan didn't change to the $35 come that May 27th ($35 plan enforcement date).

If they haven't done anything to those people, and also the people that used the $25 switch plan exploit that happened late last year, I doubt anything will happen to Elite specific users...

..but my thoughts on EVERYONE using the $25 plan is different. I have a feeling that it will eventually go the way of the original original Sprint SERO plan Frown
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That is the question I have..

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Does anyone know if this can be used on pageplus
and what's involved to get it to work on PP ?
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Any Success with PagePlus

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clerk at Westminster Mall let me have two with the coupon along with two cases that were on clearance, total of everything was about $93. There are some nice employees here and at the one on Westminster Road who help you save as much as you can. I had some bad experiences at the stores in the Bay Area in the past so it's nice to know there are some good people around.

Now to go root and switch this over to PagePlus.
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Quote from xWarMECHx View Post :
Another confirmation that the $25 grandfathered plan sticks when you "Swap Phone" via the website.

Anyways I was having activation issues like most others. It's a simple fix. All you need to do is "manually" program your phone with your MDN and MSID.
  1. If you haven't already, follow the "Swap Phone" instructions under your account on Virgin Mobile's website.
  2. Enter ##847446# on your OLD phone dialpad to enter the "Service Program" menu.
  3. Click "View". A window containing your MDN and MSID will come up.
  4. On your NEW phone, enter ##847446# in the dialpad.
  5. Click "Edit".
  6. Enter the information displayed from step 2. (Note: MDN should be your phone number)
  7. Press done. Phone should automatically reboot with working service. (No need to "Activate")
Note: If you have a custom ROM on your old phone (such as a CM based one), the "Service Program" menu may not come up. You can revert to your original ROM (assuming you followed the golden rule of making a NANDroid backup like you should've) to gain access back to the Service Program menu, or you can just call Virgin Mobile from a working phone, speak to technical support and simply tell them you are in the sevice program menu of your new phone, and you need your MSID. Should be no hassle or questions since they aready know you are in the menu and most likely know what you are doing.
For some reason, this is not working for me. I'm trying to switch my slider and got the right numbers, but it's not switching over. I'm using stock rom.
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Quote from MrPobears View Post :
For some reason, this is not working for me. I'm trying to switch my slider and got the right numbers, but it's not switching over. I'm using stock rom.

Not working for me either. Website just gives me errors. I've tried the replace with all 1's and then go back to correct numbers. I installed a ROM first though.
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Anyone interested in taking over VM $25/month Grandfathered plan? PM Me.
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