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Virgin Mobile prepaid Iphone to be released - $30/month unlimited text& data

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    mrpoppinzs
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    Virgin Mobile IPhone

    Virgin just announced pricing on the IPhone 4s no contract prepaid plans. They are offering $35, $45, $55/month but with $5 dollars off if you sign up for auto pay.

    I will have to see how much they charge for the phone or if you can bring your own unlocked one…

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/iphone

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    #499266

    bucki12
    Member

    Seems pretty cheap, can you use a skype app if you run out of minutes?

    #499267

    SusanB
    Participant

    Wow. I wish I didn’t have a contract with ATT (they suck, btw). Maybe the hubby gets a Virgin iPhone for his birthday.

    #499268

    In the long run you will save money but you have to pay full price for the phone upfront. like $549 and $649 upfront

    #499269

    th0m
    Participant

    subject to throttling i read somewhere after 2.5 gb downloaded a month. so your average monthly 24/7 throughput would be like 80 kpbs … or roughly one and half dialup modems. sorry for the nerdyness i’ve been trying to think these terms lately to make sense of caps. of course you can’t control your own speeds, so watch a netflix movie or four and you’re done for the month.

    #499270

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Yeah right on the chart is says includes 2.5 GB of full speed data.

    Unless you’re tethering it’s not too bad, especially for $25/month if you do autopay.

    #499271

    paktinat
    Member

    I have a VM blackberry right now on the $35/month plan. I will probably get one of these when they become available.

    now if VM would add conditional call forwarding so I could use google voice I would be a happy camper.

    #499272
    rus
    rus
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    paktinat said:
    I have a VM blackberry right now on the $35/month plan. I will probably get one of these when they become available.

    now if VM would add conditional call forwarding so I could use google voice I would be a happy camper.

    I use google voice with VM on android. No problems.

    #499273

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    rus said:
    I use google voice with VM on android. No problems.

    Hows Google Voice working? I just popped on their product page and that is pretty damn attractive, iphone or no, with the various no contract options out there.

    #499274
    rus
    rus
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    lifeontwowheels said:
    Hows Google Voice working? I just popped on their product page and that is pretty damn attractive, iphone or no, with the various no contract options out there.

    I like it. I can give out a GV number and redirect those calls to any registered phone. With the app, sending out a text message or a outbound call I’m asked which number ( phone or GV ) I want to use.

    Incoming texts and VMs are also sent to email, which is nice.

    #499275

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    rus said:
    I like it. I can give out a GV number and redirect those calls to any registered phone. With the app, sending out a text message or a outbound call I’m asked which number ( phone or GV ) I want to use.

    Incoming texts and VMs are also sent to email, which is nice.

    I just like the unlimited data for $35 and free calls while keeping my existing number.

    #499276

    cheap
    Member

    i use google voice for my craigslist ads

    great stuff

    #499277
    rus
    rus
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    lifeontwowheels said:
    I just like the unlimited data for $35 and free calls while keeping my existing number.

    Data is good; it’s sprint network. There is a throttle point as noted, but it’s difficult to hit that, at least for me.

    #499278

    JonMyers
    Participant

    I picked up the iPhone 4S world phone, and it’s been a great investment. It’s the unlocked iPhone that’s not tied to any carrier. It’s especially good if you plan on doing any international travel.

    Most of the rest of the world operates on the GSM/ SIM card system. With this phone, you can drop into most countries, buy a local SIM for a few bucks, get a local number and be up and running in a few minutes. No contracts, and no hassles.

    I’m amazed that US mobile carriers have had the lockdown they have on the networks for this long.

    About a year ago I began weaning my contacts off of my ATT number (finally was able to cancel), and direct them to my Google Voice. If you go prepaid with a service like Virgin you can forward your Google Voice number to your prepaid number, and your contacts don’t know the difference.

    I also use Grasshopper[/url] (for business, and also forwards to my Google Voice) and Skype out as part of this mix.

    With the proliferation of wi-fi everywhere, I feel like having unlimited data or data caps is less and less of a sticking point.

    Going pre-paid, pay as you go and contract less is the way to go because you end up paying more for the carrier phone subsidies in the long run.

    #499279

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Huh…so reading the fine print, you have to buy a phone from Virgin. Can’t bring one in and make the switch. Anyone know more?

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