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posted: Mar. 29, 2013 @ 10:38a
These are on sale at Radio Shack right now too and you can print a $10 off coupon, making them $40. Bought one this week for my husband, not a bad phone for 40.
posted: Mar. 29, 2013 @ 3:37p
Most people probably have taken advantage of this already, but this is the best phone you can swap your $25/month grandfathered Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plan to, and keep the rate. I swapped my kids phones from Optimus V's last week.
posted: Mar. 29, 2013 @ 11:35p
gbuskirk said: Most people probably have taken advantage of this already, but this is the best phone you can swap your $25/month grandfathered Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plan to, and keep the rate. I swapped my kids phones from Optimus V's last week.
Same here. I swapped it out from the Optimus V as well. Kid was complaining the Optimus V was too slow. The feature that will most likely miss will probably be the quicksettings hotspot.
posted: Apr. 1, 2013 @ 7:56p
Went online spoke to supervisor, apparently any phone change now requires $35 plan
Went to Radio Shack, then BB where I tried to get the grandfathered rate. My account read "plan being discontinued". Called the 800 number, and was told very soon all $25 plans will be discontinued regardless if you change phones or not. Not really sure what to believe with Virgin Mobile anymore. $35 is still a great value, but I guess makes sense to get a better phone if I 'm forced to switch.
posted: Apr. 1, 2013 @ 9:50p
The "grandfathered rate" is a plan that people have been allowed to keep, who were at that rate prior to the rate increase last summer. There was a time since then, when some were able to start that plan new, but never through Radio Shack or Best Buy, only through the website. The point I made above, is that I and others have kept our existing $25 rate plan although we upgraded to this phone. With my two recent phone swaps, I started the swap online, and was instructed to call VM and speak to an assistant. I think they will usually charge $10 for a phone swap online, but since I initiated the swap online, I was not charged.
Anyone doing the update from OV? $25 plan preservation still available?
posted: May. 29, 2013 @ 7:18p
Bumping this to see if anyone has tried a recent upgrade... before the deal disappears...
posted: May. 29, 2013 @ 7:39p
Did it online for the Mar 29 deal that OP posted. No problems with grandfathering $25/mo plan.
posted: Jun. 10, 2013 @ 1:18p
FYI - Was able to update both our phones no problem to Optimus Elite (from Optimus V) preserving the $25 plan.
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posted: Jun. 10, 2013 @ 10:29p
FYI - These are back on sale at $49.99 June 9th to June 15th. BestBuy
posted: Jun. 10, 2013 @ 10:57p
I upgraded from Op V to Op Elite a while back with $25 plan. Very nice phone, really like it.
posted: Jul. 8, 2013 @ 7:17p
no WiFi hotspot?
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posted: Jul. 8, 2013 @ 7:37p
daloser said: no WiFi hotspot? Great phone and yeah, as far as I have found no Hotspot. Even Rooted, PDANet+ will only give me Bluetooth connection for my tablet access. If anyone else found the magic WiFi Hotspot fix, please post it.
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