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I just have to say it, I got the Lg Optimus V 3 days before it's official release and I have to say it is an awesome deal. $150 for an android phone plus a 25 dollar a month plan(unlimited data, texting, and 300 minutes). Anyone one else get this phone for virgin mobile? I was about to get the intercept and then this came out. Just want to know if anyone else has the phone here and what they think of it. Only problem is the service isn't great in my house but oh well.

EDIT:Thought I'd mention what made me decide to get this over the intercept. Well the intercept has an 800 mhz cpu while the optimus has one 400 mhz cpu for the os and one 600 mhz cpu for apps. The optimus plays many games fairly well, I have not played many but the ones I have all play well. Android 2.2 and soon to be 2.3 vs 2.1 and going to be 2.2 later in the spring. 150 dollars vs paying 200 for the intercept.
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Nice. The Intercept sucks just because of its screen resolution. It is pathetically low.
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I just bought an intercept because of the slide out keyboard. I looked at the optimus v and I just couldnt get past the touch screen keyboard. You can get unlimted calling with sipdroid and GV and then just delete sipdroid and use GV. Best deal out there $25 a month for unlimted calling and texting. I'm waiting to see what higher end phones virgin mobile comes out with I get 6/6 bars outside in my city and 4-5 inside my home.
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Wow, I thought I posted a reply yesterday. Silly me, anyone out there root their virgin mobile phone? I'm rooting and installing a ROM tomorrow, need to pull eyes away from android forums though been going over the process for past 2 hours so I need a break.

@lowkickqop-I'm just wondering, do you notice any lagging on the intercept, whenever I looked at it people complained about it lagging and the notification bar freezing. Yet some people say it's never happened to them, anyway I almost got it because of this ROM-http://ubuntdroid.com/index.php?action=Forum

Now that I think of it I see they made it for the Optimus T, I wonder if the ROM's are compatible like how the Optimus S ROM's work on the V.
    
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Wow, I thought I posted a reply yesterday. Silly me, anyone out there root their virgin mobile phone? I'm rooting and installing a ROM tomorrow, need to pull eyes away from android forums though been going over the process for past 2 hours so I need a break.

@lowkickqop-I'm just wondering, do you notice any lagging on the intercept, whenever I looked at it people complained about it lagging and the notification bar freezing. Yet some people say it's never happened to them, anyway I almost got it because of this ROM-http://ubuntdroid.com/index.php?action=Forum

Now that I think of it I see they made it for the Optimus T, I wonder if the ROM's are compatible like how the Optimus S ROM's work on the V.
What does rooting your phone do? Im wanting to learn more. I am buying my intercept from someone who can root it for me and knows a lot about all that. I personally dont. I dont think you have to root it to have GV and sipdroid.
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Rooting allows you to do certain things to your phone like overclocking and some apps require your phone to be rooted. Rooting simply means that you will have complete control of your phone, a blessing and a curse because you don't want a bricked phone, so don't use a terminal app unless you know what your doing. Rooting also allows you to get custom ROM's, which are pretty much custom versions of the android OS.
    
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I could pay someone to root my phone for me but I would be without a phone for like a week. I dont know if it's worth it. I dont really need it but I may in the future. I am loving my smart phone. I have an intercept.
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Honestly don't pay someone to do it, they have some very clear guides on the internet, search it on google. If your fine with your phone I would say don't root it though, there is always a little risk don''t take it if your not too interested.
    
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I'm a habitual tinkerer. Haha. It's hard for me not to tinker with something because its just so fun. This one hasnt been to fun but it would be rewarding to finally get it working.
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I've had the optimus v for about 5 days now, but am waiting for the other half of my plan before activating it. Though that hasn't stopped me from playing around with it via wifi.

The best thing that sets this phone apart is that you don't have to root it to use the wifi hotspot. You only need an app called Quick Settings and to look under the hidden settings. If needed, I'll post the thread I learned out it.

The next part of my plan is to get a tracfone ($100/year=$8.33/month) to give me something to use while out of virgin mobile's service (since no roaming). Plus, this way, I can have a phone that's only purpose is to have good reception and long battery life.
Still better than even Sprint's data plan with a discount.
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