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

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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)


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