LG Rumor 2 to Virgin Mobile USA, Jitterbug dances to Verizon

LG Rumor 2 to Virgin Mobile USA, Jitterbug dances to Verizon
A couple of handsets are moving to new locations. First, the venerable Jitterbug phone, the handset for those who have trouble reading small print, is heading to Verizon. If your local Big Red store starts looking like your neighborhood deli for the early bird dinner specials, you now know why. With the large print display comes the large easy to press keyboard. Verizon is expected to bring its reliable network to Jitterbug users, and also lower the prices of some of the calling plans. "We know that there are a lot of people out there that just want a simple cell phone experience and together with Verizon Wireless, we can now offer more new services based on cutting edge wireless technology, and make our services more affordable," said David Inns, chief executive officer of GreatCall, the company that created the phone. Verizon's Anthony Lewis, VP of open development, said, "The addition of Verizon Wireless' powerful network to the Jitterbug service is the perfect complement to Jitterbug's commitment to simplicity."

A contest being run by Virgin Mobile USA gives away some clues to the new handset coming to the carrier. The contest is called the Twitter Rumors Giveaway. The next line in the contest rules says "Twitter Rumor2 Giuveaway Description". The kicker is in the fine print where it is revealed that one of the prizes is a Virgin Mobile Rumor2 handset. Yes, the LG Rumor2, currently part of the lineup at Sprint, is heading to Virgin Mobile USA. It's not a big jump because after all, the pin-dropping network is acquiring the other carrier. Date of availability and price are unknown. There's not even a rumor.

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source: EngadgetMobile (Jitterbug), Virgin Mobile USA via EngadgetMobile (LG Rumor2)



1. Fan_of_Fanboys

Posts: 101; Member since: Nov 13, 2008

The jitterbug phone? And people say VZW does not have great phones!

2. K3N422

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

price will be $129.99.

4. K3N422

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

it also looks like this will be exclusive to RadioShack.

3. lester

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2009

Virgin will probably start handing this phone out to people who qualify for welfare! Virgin seem to be giving everything away to welfare these days. I use virgin mobile and recently heard about some $10 120 minute deal, but then a friend then told me its only avaliable to people who qualify for welfare. awesome deal, wish it was avaliable to other low income people, like students! Now everyone will think i’m a “welfare” qualifier when i pull my virgin phone out my pocket. They’ve attached an old cardboard sign to all virgin customers necks! I’m pissed off

5. Isabela C.

Posts: 8; Member since: May 07, 2010

If you want a simple phone, I suggest you rather get the Just5 cell phone. This is not your ordinary call and text phone as it is equipped with efficient PERS features. The phone can call up to five numbers on the list and initiate a loud alarm during emergencies. My dad has this phone and I bought it for him for 80 dollars or so only. He is even getting the 10-dollar prepaid plan from Just5 without being locked in any contract.

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