TECH Downsides to Virgin Mobile?

oakback

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Aug 25, 2008
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My wife lost her phone, but we're 3 months away from the end of our contract with Verizon, so I'm thinking of paying the ~$70 early termination fee and going somewhere else.

Virgin has a plan for $25, 250 minutes with unlimited data and text. This is way cheaper than any of the other providers, almost too good to be true.

Aside from limited phone selection (but we're liking the LG Optimus V), what are the downsides?
 

oakie

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Nov 20, 2001
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downside: they're owned by Sprint and piggyback on Sprint's network. i got horrible reception wherever ive gone when i had Sprint, constantly dropping calls, failed calls, and texts delayed by up to a day. and then there's their customer service.
 
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oakback

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Aug 25, 2008
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I was aware of that, but I use a blackberry on the sprint network, I haven't had any problems in my area. Otherwise, I wouldn't even consider it.
 

oakie

yo ninja.
Nov 20, 2001
26,620
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I was aware of that, but I use a blackberry on the sprint network, I haven't had any problems in my area. Otherwise, I wouldn't even consider it.

too bad you didnt list that under things you already know about them so i wouldnt have wasted my time.
 

vgeek

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Mar 2, 2007
143
Kentucky
Virgin phones are locked down somewhat, but most common features are available. They do have at least one Droid handset, but it probably isn't cutting edge. Besides, that, the $25 plan on VM is probably the best deal for phones, especially because of data, aside from SERO or other obscure plans.
 

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