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Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event Prepaid Android 4.0 Smartphone EXPIRED

Beer_Money 625 April 15, 2013 at 02:54 PM in Free Shipping (7) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 04-15-2013 at 05:27 PM View Original Post
Amazon has Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event Prepaid Android 4.0 Smartphone (no contract required) for $50 + free shipping. Thanks Beer_Money

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Edited April 16, 2013 at 09:38 AM by Beer_Money
This week, Amazon Wireless got Kyocera Event Smartphone [amazon.com] on sale for $49 (regular price $79.99). No contract is required! The shipping is free.

This might not be the most powerful Android device out there (duh!), but for only $49, it's still a great and snappy entry-level no-contract smartphone. It has 1000MHz Snapdragon processor and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Most other cheap prepaid Androids I've tried such as Optimus Elite, PCD Chaser, AT&T Fusion, etc., have noticeably slower processors and run on an outdated Android 2.3. Also, for some reason, this Kyocera phone's battery life is A LOT better than those guys.

Other features: 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi and microSD capability, 3.2 MP camera with LED flash and video camcorder, Visual Voicemail, Stereo Bluetooth, Light Sensor, Eco Mode, etc.

UPDATE: TARGET NOW HAS AN EVEN BETTER DEAL ON THIS PHONE:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5970354-Virgin-Mobile-Kyocera-Event-Prepaid-Android-4-0-Smartphone-39-AT-TARGET

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#31
How does this compare to the HTC One V that VM had for sale for $50 on Cyber Monday? Wondering if I should pick this up for the 4-year old to toy with so she'll stop taking mine!

Quote from geniv View Post :
I'll wait for another deal for the $50 HTC One V.
that one
- have a very nice screen
- higher res camera (the kyocera event camera sucks beyond belief)
- higher resolution screen
- nicer build quality.
Ah, this kind of answers it. Yes, I was REALLY impressed with the quality of the One V for just $50. The screen is beautiful.
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#32
You know, for $35/month, virgin mobile's service really sucks. I just switched to T-Mobile's $30/mo plan (100 minutes, unlimited text+data) and it's amazing how much difference there is. Not only am I paying $7/mo less (less tax/fees), my data speeds are finally reliable and well over 10 times as fast as the best I EVER got on virgin mobile.

The only downside to switching is having 100 minutes rather than 300, but I never really talk on my cell much anyway (any calling I need to do to family I do via my google voice account).

PS: I had a HTC One V on Virgin Mobile. Decent phone (great quality), though it doesn't really hold a candle to a newer phone such as the Nexus 4.
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#33
Quote from Caleo View Post :

PS: I had a HTC One V on Virgin Mobile. Decent phone (great quality), though it doesn't really hold a candle to a newer phone such as the Nexus 4.
umm. a $50 phone and a $299 phone is not a fair comparison. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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#34
Quote from Caleo View Post :
but I never really talk on my cell
That's the irony.. No one "talks" on the "phone" these days...
One day we are gonna forget that "phone" was a device to "talk" to someone.. Smilie
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#35
How does this compare to the HTC V One deal from a few months ago for the same price?

Edit: NM...just read UP
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#36
Quote from vickh View Post :
Any good free ones? sygic is a paid app.
Copilot. Paid but much less expensive than sygic and can install on multiple devices (i think sygic must be purchased for each device)
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Quote from ThatDuckGuy View Post :
If only I didn't have to give up my grandfathered $25 plan, I would get this.
I think the clock is definitely ticking on the shelf life of these grandfathered plans. My wife is whining more and more. I give it 6 months before I finally relent and just move up to the $35 plan so she can get a better phone.
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#38
This phone was on sale for $39.99 today at my Target. Not sure if it's everywhere though.
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#39
Quote from geniv View Post :
umm. a $50 phone and a $299 phone is not a fair comparison. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
I paid $150 for my HTC One V. Nexus 4 is easily worth the extra.. especially since you won't have to put up with Virgin Mobile's horrible service (Not that bad? Yeah, it is really "that bad". Take it from someone who's experienced it).

Plus, with Sprint's $30 plan, you save $7 a month or ~$84 a year.. use that extra money for a better phone and enjoy the extra time you gain by not having to always wait for crap to load.
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Quote from Caleo View Post :
You know, for $35/month, virgin mobile's service really sucks. I just switched to T-Mobile's $30/mo plan (100 minutes, unlimited text+data) and it's amazing how much difference there is. Not only am I paying $7/mo less (less tax/fees), my data speeds are finally reliable and well over 10 times as fast as the best I EVER got on virgin mobile.

The only downside to switching is having 100 minutes rather than 300, but I never really talk on my cell much anyway (any calling I need to do to family I do via my google voice account).

PS: I had a HTC One V on Virgin Mobile. Decent phone (great quality), though it doesn't really hold a candle to a newer phone such as the Nexus 4.
I agree. in Texas Vmobile is almost unusable at times. I think they may have oversold their network capacity.
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#41
Decent review for a $50 device http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphon...83330.html
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#42
Quote from tfresca View Post :
I agree. in Texas Vmobile is almost unusable at times. I think they may have oversold their network capacity.
Virgin doesn't have any network capacity of their own. It's all piggy backing off of sprint which may be where the issue lies. Sprint provides higher quality service to their own customers than to their MVNOs.
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Quote from Caleo View Post :
I paid $150 for my HTC One V. Nexus 4 is easily worth the extra.. especially since you won't have to put up with Virgin Mobile's horrible service (Not that bad? Yeah, it is really "that bad". Take it from someone who's experienced it).

Plus, with Sprint's $30 plan, you save $7 a month or ~$84 a year.. use that extra money for a better phone and enjoy the extra time you gain by not having to always wait for crap to load.
I paid 35 bucks for my two htc one v brand new last year and I just using it as a web cam for my driveway. I am using another as a dashcam.
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#44
This phone is $39.99 at Target! I just bought one yesterday. I really like it.
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Quote from jackeroo75 View Post :
Quote from Caleo View Post :
I paid $150 for my HTC One V. Nexus 4 is easily worth the extra.. especially since you won't have to put up with Virgin Mobile's horrible service (Not that bad? Yeah, it is really "that bad". Take it from someone who's experienced it).

Plus, with Sprint's $30 plan, you save $7 a month or ~$84 a year.. use that extra money for a better phone and enjoy the extra time you gain by not having to always wait for crap to load.
I paid 35 bucks for my two htc one v brand new last year and I just using it as a web cam for my driveway. I am using another as a dashcam.
How do u do that?
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