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Hey guys, I'm wondering how is Virgin Mobile? Over the summer my contract for Verizon is going to be ending, and I would love to get an android phone. However, I simply cannot deal with the prices of any of the major carriers.

Then I saw that Virgin Mobile has the Optimus for a $25 a month plan.

Is Virgin Mobile good? I have no experience with them, but it really seems to be the best thing I've ever seen plan wise
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It really depends on the coverage.
My brother had it for a while, it was super cheap for the price, and it gets the job done.
Just don't expect full bars all the time and accept their "mid-range" phones.

If you're looking for a cheap route, I say go with them, I would if I weren't on T-Mobile.
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For the price it's great, unfortunate that there are no high end phones but the optimus is great for the price.
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Well I had a basic virgin mobile phone before I got my basic verizon phone and I get much better coverage. I couldnt even use my virgin phone at my house, which was a bit annoying.

If the coverage is good where you are, then they aren't too bad
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I can't decide if I want to get an android phone on Virgin Mobile, or a basic phone with verizon.
Hmm.....
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I had virgin mobile long ago, it was my first carrier.
I liked it, but the phones were pretty bad back then. I had the pay as you go, so I can not comment on the plans. If it helps virgin mobile uses sprints network, which looks like it has pretty good coverage in Erie. http://coverage.sprint.com
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I've had it for a week. Works exceptionally in MN. Better than Tmobile everywhere I go - speeds are slower though (T-mobile has "4G")

I get about 500 kbps downloads which is more than enough for the phone to operate without me being frustrated. I have never had a place without service yet but I stay in the metro.

You can't beat the prices and the Optimus V is pretty good (coming from a Samsung Vibrant which was gorgeous, big, and fast). Overall, the cost was well worth it
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Virgin is owned by Sprint and uses their network
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Thanks guys, I think I might make the jump.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post
Thanks guys, I think I might make the jump.
Make sure to look at their coverage map and make sure you get decent coverage where you will be using it most. You don't get roaming or anything on VM so sprints coverage is all you get.
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