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Starting on February 15th, that will be replaced with a new plan that gives you 5GB of unhindered data use, and throttled bandwidth for anything used beyond that limit. For its part, Virgin says that most customers who use the BB2Go plan for "internet surfing and reasonable downloading will likely not be impacted/notice any difference," but we're sure there's plenty of folks out there that will beg to differ.
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Noooooo! Was going to get the new Android cellphone from them too.
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5GB seems like enough
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For a phone 5GB shouldn't be too bad. But then again to me a phone is something you call people with. At least they're straight forward about it.
     
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post #4 of 15
This article is from January......

I pay $25 a month for 300 min and unlimited data, yeah it might be throttled at 5gb but I dont care. Better than what I was paying with AT&T.
Edited by nagle3092 - 3/7/11 at 10:59pm
 
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post #5 of 15
5GB for a phone? Wow, why bother with the cap at all? Unless you stream music from your phone all day everyday. But then you're probably not very intelligent to begin with, and are in need of a good wake up call.
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I just renewed today so I will get to see what they slow us down to. They anounced this a few weeks after we bought there mifi. $40 for 5 gigs then 275k speed.
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Yay. Somebody honest.
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post #8 of 15
On some months, I hit close to 5gb on Tmobile.
if I am away from my pc and browsing the web, and see a file that I need, I will download it through my phone, then when I get home, transfer it over. Also, dropbox can take a hefty amount of data from your plan if you use it a lot. I also transfer files from my pc to my phone when I am away from the pc.

if the phone companies throttles at 10gb, I will not complain, thats a lot of data, throttling at 5gb today, I might complain.
You have to figure that in the future, mobile computing or so will be the norm so increasing the cap will follow suit. But for todays mobile needs, 5gb is enough.
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I just got the new LG Optimus for Virgin Mobile. It's a solid phone. Doesn't run intensive apps quite as well as Droid, and the higher ends. It does apparently overclock to 800 MHz which I plan on doing once bugs are ironed out of the mod.
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I just got the new LG Optimus for Virgin Mobile. It's a solid phone. Doesn't run intensive apps quite as well as Droid, and the higher ends. It does apparently overclock to 800 MHz which I plan on doing once bugs are ironed out of the mod.
Look for AOSPs CM7 rom, it runs great on my Optimus V. At stock its a bit faster than the droid actually and with a good 2.3.3 rom its an awesome phone. I can run mine at 864mhz just fine (max for the kernel) but ymmv.
 
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