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Virgin Mobile US now offering the Motorola Triumph

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:25

Virgin Mobile US is offering the Motorola Triumph, a mid-range device with a 1GHz single-core processor that is running Android 2.2 and is equipped with an oddball 4.1 inch display; priced at just $299.99 without a two-year tie up, the handset is quite a deal for the contract-averse...

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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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