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Virgin Mobile offers $100 to T-Mobile customers to switch, is it enough?

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Apr 2013, 13:06

Trying to get disgruntled T-Mobile customers to switch carriers, Virgin Mobile is willing to pay T-Mobile customers $100 to leave the carrier and hook up with the Sprint-owned pre-paid operator; to make the switch, the T-Mobile customer has to bring his or her phone number over to Virgin Mobile while the pre-paid carrier says it can save T-Mobile customers $330 over two-years...

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posted on 08 Apr 2013, 13:09 9

1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

I'm good. I like having high-end phones. Galaxy s2 just isn't gonna do it for me.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 14:22 1

4. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


posted on 08 Apr 2013, 13:26 3

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Phonearena apparently forgot that Virgin Mobile also offers cheaper plans than that for people that dont need unlimited everything, so if someone was to opt with that over the Tmobile phone, their savings would be more than worth it.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 14:20 2

3. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

No thanks. If I remember correctly, Virgin Mobile is CDMA. I'll stick with GSM, because I already have compatible devices. Besides, they should be showing how their prices stack up against AT&T or Verizon. That would surely turn heads.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 16:42

8. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

And Virgin Mobile is subsidary under Sprint

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 14:22

5. bojan (Posts: 188; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

tmobile is best

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 14:39

6. sprucex (unregistered)

Im on VM for past 3yrs, Im satisfied with the service but any Tmobile customer would not be because of the horrifically slow data speeds and throttling. In fact, if the unlocked price of the HTC One is correct at 575$, Im headed over there!

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 15:50

7. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

Oh no not the Galaxy s2... Lol fail, $10 more on tmobile gets you unlimited data with no reduced speed. They also have a $30 plan that is 5gb 4g data + unlimited 2g, way better plan than the $60 one for me becuase I dont use my phone for calls.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 18:18

9. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Will verizon or sprint please take them out of the picture

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 19:19

10. highwaysnobbery (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

It would cost me $200 to get out of my contract and the $340 I paid for my Nexus 4, so no. It's not enough.

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 20:43 2

11. Cannabis (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Lol on Sprint's Edge-like CDMA 3G speed, snail paced 4G WiMax network, and slow LTE rollout? NO THANKS!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:57

12. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Not even close to being right but that's ok if you want to keep thinking that...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 23:16

13. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

How is he incorrect? Sprint's data network is downright awful. Don't expect anything to get done over 3g, most people probably don't live in an area with the obsolete WiMax network, and their new LTE isn't all that fast. They're quietly rolling out LTE in my area and people are seeing peak speeds of about 10Mbps, whereas with verizon I see 25mbps+ all the time.

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