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Old 10-08-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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I have the plane pre paid cel phone that only makes phone calls. That's all I want and need.

But I want to get my daughter a phone for her birthday and it is like reading in a foriegn language. Apps, droids, 3G android, froyo..I don't know what these stuff is.

So here is what I am thinking about. I like to price of Virgin Mobile $25 a month anything plan. They have a couple of phones that look like the ones I see my daughters friends with. One is the Rumor Touch and the other is Samsung Intercept. Are either of these phones any good??

I know my daughter will want to text, take pictures, use facebook, listen to music and make regular phone calls.

Am I just being cheap? I hate to pay $100-150 a month for a phone plan. I don't mind paying more for a good phone if I can get the $25 a month plan. Is this where an unlocked phone comes into play. Unlocked means I can by the phone and any one will give my there plan??

Thanks for you help.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:27 AM
 
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Virgin's got a great plan if your daughter isn't going to make 300 minutes or more of calls per month. I like the Intercept over the Rumor Touch. Intercept is Android and you've got a great browser and access to lots of apps (Facebook and music apps, for instance). The one negative I've heard about the Intercept is that it's a little bit laggy, but most people don't have a problem with it.

An unlocked phone does not come into play since you're on Virgin. Virgin only activates Virgin phones and will not activate an unlocked phone.
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