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Virgin Mobile US now offering the Motorola Triumph

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Virgin Mobile US now offering the Motorola Triumph
Virgin Mobile US has started offering the Motorola Triumph, a mid-range model that is perfect for those who don't like to get tied up with a two-year contract. Of course, that is the reason for using a pre-paid carrier in the first place, and for $299.99 off contract, you can pick up the Triumph. With an oddly sized 4.1 inch display, the handset is powered by Android 2.2 which might not be the latest Android build, but at least it will support Adobe Flash. And the single core 1GHz processor, while so 2010, will allow you to get things done quickly. A 5MP camera is on the rear and will capture video at 720p.

Virgin Mobile US is offering you unlimited texts and data with 300 minutes of talk for $35 a month. Raise the talk time to 1200 minutes and it will cost you $45 monthly. For $55 per month, the carrier will allow you to have unlimited text, data and talk.

Remember when the pre-paid carriers offered the phones that nobody wanted, with very few features? Now we are seeing a trend toward low to mid-range Android handsets that might not have the hottest specs, but are powerful enough to allow you to browse the web, download all the apps you can fit and take decent pictures.

source: VirginMobile via AndroidMobile

Virgin Mobile US is now offering the Motorola Triumph

Virgin Mobile US is now offering the Motorola Triumph

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posted on 20 Jul 2011, 14:23

3. Gatsby8870 (unregistered)

I bought this phone and really like it. It's my first Android phone so I am getting used to the experience and UI vs my previous iPhone.

It's powerful, responsive and has a great display.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 22:37 1

7. Chad (unregistered)

I really recommend looking into a replacement launcher and keyboard. I'm using launcherpro and the gingerbread keyboard.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 14:33

4. luis (unregistered)

Are kidding me?$ 300 dollars for one cellphone with android 2.2 I think is too much money, you can get the ascend 2 with android 2.3 for $ 129 after email rebate

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 15:15

5. megamrambo (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2010)

There are some substantial differences between those two handsets.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 07:59

9. Charlie (unregistered)

@luis...are you joking? Sure $300 is a lot for a phone, but you have to realize this is the pre-paid market, not a contract phone. Also you are saving TONS of money! If you are on a contract plan I'm sure you a paying $85 or more...that is $1020 a year...not to mention if you want to upgrade to a new phone before your contract expires that's another $200 to $300 Early Termination Fee. If your on the $45 for 1,200 mins, unlimited data (2.5GB) and unlimited text you are only paying $540 a year...that's a $480 savings...so who is really paying in the long run? LOL

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 17:22

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Most smartphones are at least 450 to 600 some dollars off contract. Not to mention the 200-350 early termination fees and the 100+ dollar a month bills.

In the end 300 dollars is pretty decent for a 4.1 inch 480 by 800 pixels 1ghz processor 720p hd recording android smartphone where your monthly bill is 40-50 dollars and there is no termination fee because you are not on contract.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 16:19 1

6. Radioshackboy (unregistered)

Keep in mind for example with sprint you can get the Samsung Epic which has a superamoled screen, 16gb sd card, The phone on vm reminds me of the specs of a galaxy s phone. Such as the Samsung Captivate on ATT. With some slight differences. But back to my orginal examples, samsung epic 4g retail is $549.99. Where as it's $50.00 for a new customer or $149.99 for a upgrade. It cost $200 dollars to disconnect a line when its brand new for the first 4 months then its prorated for two years.

If you take in to account the $200.00 dollars fee and price you pay for phone you can pay around that. Unless you live in a big city vm or boost doesn't roam, works of sprint towers. where as contract phone will roam .

I say this is a good phone for VM users it about time, but if you don't have a high deposit then go contract way.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 22:53 1

8. monstermash123 (unregistered)

Used this phone for a while today, it is AWESOME. Virgin Mobile uses Sprint's Towers as well, so the reception is identical to Sprint's. Data is fast, everything works great. Most Mom and Pop stores are selling for less than $300 as well. Great phone for an awesome price.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 07:33

11. jakson0100 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Phones like this for $300 off contract make you wonder why the other high end phones on contract are $200-$300, with off contract prices of $600. These are surely slightly outdated specs, but should slightly better specs really be double the price? i am very fond of searching news about moto and i always foundhttp://www.phonearena.com very helpful i also found the same news in very detail in a forum i would like to share herehttp://www.motoask.com/motorola-triumph-general-discussion-f37/motorola-triumph-offered-by-virgin-mobile-us-t1702.html

posted on 05 May 2012, 15:28

12. calvin52 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 May 2012)

I am not at all tech savy, I am considering purchasing the Triumph 2.2 Froyo, is there anyone who would no how to update it to a recent gingerbread right out of the box from virgin mobile. Thank you for all your kind cooperation. Calvin52.

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