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Ahh good memories. Used to have this phone years ago when the Virgin Mobile plan was $25.
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Ahh good memories. Used to have this phone years ago when the Virgin Mobile plan was $25.
Same here
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Oh God. I remember the days I used to think a 4.1" screen was huge. I used to think this phone was a great alternative to the EVO 4G.
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yes, even back then it seemed flawed. I just hope they wipe user info and germs off.
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I still have my $25 plan on a ZTE Awe. Maybe I will pick one of these up to keep it going.
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I still have my $25 plan on a ZTE Awe. Maybe I will pick one of these up to keep it going.
I'm really curious to know if you find that plan still useful with new plans that they have rolled out & data free music stream? Esp given that it limits your selection of phones.
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What is the appeal of this again? Junk for trade-in?
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I'm really curious to know if you find that plan still useful with new plans that they have rolled out & data free music stream? Esp given that it limits your selection of phones.
I don't use close to 300 minutes, unlimited text, 3G is fast enough for the apps that I use. Haven't had any problems at all. Storage is not a problem, either.
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No, do not get this phone. I'm still on it believe it or not, but I am finally upgrading (to the Volt 2 deal from BB).

The phone crapped out on me. Battery won't charge through the cable. I bought another battery and external charger and phone still has issues. Locks up, freezes, display goes dim and you cannot awaken it via the power button. Only way is to remove the battery and restart the phone.

I also did a factory reset and it still has problems. Just google it. I've been googling on how to fix these problems the past few days and no luck. These were built so poorly. Back door to the battery slides off too easily over time. It's been good to me for many years but after reading up on it, I see that many people have experienced what I am experiencing, but only much earlier.
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I don't use close to 300 minutes, unlimited text, 3G is fast enough for the apps that I use. Haven't had any problems at all. Storage is not a problem, either.
Thnx 4 the info. I was wondering if the $5 increase was worth the upgrade to unlimited tlk & txt.
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3G is fast enough for the apps that I use. Storage is not a problem, either.
Uhhh... I don't know where to start... 3G on VM/Sprint is more like 2G, you get network congestion when you are on a road with 5 cars or more. This phone is 5 years old, 2GB/512MB is not gonna cut the rug these days. You are not gonna get any updates either which means many of today's apps won't be compatible.
I also recall that this particular model had a faulty GPS, which made it unreliable for navigation.
I remember when the VM $25 was the best prepaid plan back in 2010, but I'd rather go with the T-Mo $30 plan these days.
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If you have a $25 plan and really need something to get you through the next week or so, you can give this a shot.

Honestly, I'd just invest in a decent VM or Boost phone and move over to Boost or Ring Plus. The days of VM being a good value are long gone.

By the way, I'm not quite sure why Motorola took the huawei ideos x6 and slapped their brand on it for this model. It really turned-off some users to Motorola for a while as this phone had reliability issues for many users.
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I still have my $25 plan on a ZTE Awe. Maybe I will pick one of these up to keep it going.
I have 2 $25 plans and I can't give them away.

I mean that in every sense: I actually planned to let the plans lapse into expiration, and VM topped them up with $25 and asked me to stick with it. This took 4 months of course, since that's how long the account will stay active after not paying.
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Have two of these phones. One was buggy as hell. The other was fine. Best move I ever made was to drop VM for the Cricket $100 family plan. 3G sucks compared to 4G LTE, even at 8 mbps. Android GSM phones are super cheap. There's no reason to suffer through old, slow 5 year old technology. AOL is dead, and so should 3G as your top speed as well as the Triumph.
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