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Old 01-22-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: DFW
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The below is a relatively "high" (don't laugh) data download speed for Virgin Mobile
Test Date: Jan 20, 2013 1:16:48 pm
Connection Type: EvdoA
Server: New York City, NY
Download: 1677 kbps
Upload: 864 kbps
Ping: 156 ms
If you get Virgin Mobile, DO NOT get 3G !!!!! Don't say I didn't warn you before hand..

And if you get a 4G phone, make sure you have 4G access in your area:

Cell Phone Coverage - Check Cell Phone Coverage | Virgin Mobile

That said, $35/mo for their 4G (10Mbps max) is a very good deal but anything slower than that probably isn't worth the price.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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If you get Virgin Mobile, DO NOT get 3G !!!!! Don't say I didn't warn you before hand..

And if you get a 4G phone, make sure you have 4G access in your area:

Cell Phone Coverage - Check Cell Phone Coverage | Virgin Mobile

That said, $35/mo for their 4G (10Mbps max) is a very good deal but anything slower than that probably isn't worth the price.
Unfortunately, 4G is not an option where I am right now. UGH.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Unfortunately, 4G is not an option where I am right now. UGH.
Ok, Plan B: T-mobile's $30/mo unlimited data 100 minute plan. I think T-mobile has more extensive 4G coverage than Virgin Mobile but they don't specifically tell if 4G is available in your area (check with them first.)
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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I'm curious about the $30/month T-mobile plan. Is this for specific regions only? I'm browsing their website right now, and the cheapest data plan I can find is "Unlimited - Plus" for $70/month (up to 2GB cap).
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio , TX
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I'm curious about the $30/month T-mobile plan. Is this for specific regions only? I'm browsing their website right now, and the cheapest data plan I can find is "Unlimited - Plus" for $70/month (up to 2GB cap).
Monthly 4G Prepaid Plans | Compare Prepaid Data Plans | T-Mobile

that $30/month 5gig at 4G speed is for prepaid
you can buy it on internet only
and it's for new accounts only (new number )

I have this one for a year now , and no problems so far ( good coverage Tmo, I'm in urban area)
buy the sim online from their site ( was $1 at the time , $1.07 shipped )
activate account online , load 30 bucks and you good to go
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: IN
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I'm not confident about T-mobile phones
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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Why not?
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: IN
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Reading a lot of negative reviews... low battery life, older Android 2.0 / 2.3 seems a bit haggled and outdated; can't get Android 4.0 unless you are willing to spend over $200. Can't uninstall apps that you will not be using, which in turn just further bog down the phone.

I don't know, I'm at a lost.

However, they do have NOKIA LUMIA 710 with Windows, but its out of stock.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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These three are all good choices if you have your phone unlocked. You can insert any SIM card you wish and get the service of any provider. Before I am with MetroPCS and it was really great. $40 a month, I get an unlimited talk, text, and data. What I do not like with MetroPCS is the signal coverage. I don't know if people have also experienced this one but this is based on my own personal experience. That is why I have decide to unlock my iPhone. A friend and I had a little help from attiphoneunlock.net to have our iDevices unlocked. She is a subscriber of Boost Mobile. It is $10 higher the cost than MetroPCS a month but it has a better coverage. I do not know for Virgin Mobile but as what I can read in the reviews and hear people talks, it offers the same as Boost except for except PTT.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio , TX
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I'm not confident about T-mobile phones
you can use any unlocked GSM phone
good phone that works good on tmo is google nexus
there are some more , but that's the one I got
so its first hand experience
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