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    Default $25 plan toast?

    Starting Nov., all plans go to $35
    Was just informed by Virgin Mobile cs.

    Sucks!
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    Default Re: $25 plan toast?

    Saywhat!??!

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    Default Re: $25 plan toast?

    Dang. That means by the time the 32 GB Nexus 7 comes out, my plan will simultaneously jump to 35, leaving me with the decision to switch to t-mo's $30 per month on a $350 GNex, upgrade to a One V and stay on VM because I won't have any excuses not to, or stick with the OV and get the N7.... blah, I wanted to stay on the $25 longer.
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    Default Re: $25 plan toast?

    I called to ask about putting a Triumph on my $25 plan, he said the $25 plan goes away for all users in Nov.
    Also he said the coverage is being expanded for the phones, guess maybe they are switching it all to the Sprint towers, not sure exactly.

    Still sucks!!
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    Ive only been at 25 for the last month, so that sucks
    But i have no problem paying $35 if my service is somewhat better,
    I have yet to find a better deal

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    Alright guys, until an official statement from Virgin is made, not just "they told me", but something in the form of a press release (because we all know their Twitter & Facebook jockeys are usually wrong), don't freak out. Virgin CS has been known to be wrong from all sides, phone support as well as social media.
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    It wouldn't be surprising.

    It's right on the time frame I expected it to happen as it would be right about 1 year since the plan changed. Honestly, you should be glad they left it as long as they did. With no contract, they could have pushed everyone to $35 all at once and there would have been nothing you could say about it.

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    Wonder if that means im going to get moved from 40 to the 45 plan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieAnn View Post
    It wouldn't be surprising.

    It's right on the time frame I expected it to happen as it would be right about 1 year since the plan changed. Honestly, you should be glad they left it as long as they did. With no contract, they could have pushed everyone to $35 all at once and there would have been nothing you could say about it.
    Damn, has it really been a year already? Doesn't seem like it at all.
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    We don't need better coverage, but better speeds. With the way Sprint phones handle speed and downloads, its a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    We don't need better coverage, but better speeds. With the way Sprint phones handle speed and downloads, its a disgrace.

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    Better speeds are coming, but they are also playing catch-up bigtime. I have recently seen increased speeds, not from measured benchmarks but simply from real-world use, noticing connectivity improvements. Check this site: http://network.sprint.com and see what's going on in your area

    That being said, if it IS true, I welcome improved coverage. I've been dead-seat on moving away from Virgin, but if they can improve my coverage enough to become comparable to the other prepaid option (Straight Talk AT&T), I'd stay and probably grab the Rise.
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    I can only hope you are right and the cs person was of base.

    This service is not worth another $10 in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AQAA View Post
    I can only hope you are right and the cs person was of base.

    This service is not worth another $10 in my opinion.
    Then change service providers. It's not like you don't have options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    We don't need better coverage, but better speeds. With the way Sprint phones handle speed and downloads, its a disgrace.

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    I stood side by side with my friend with a galaxy s3, and my download and upload speeds were better than his. Sprint's 3g network just sucks. CDMA is a crappy 3g technology and sprint definitely doesnt have the backbone to support higher speeds anyways. The towers are probably still on T1 lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by economichitman View Post
    I stood side by side with my friend with a galaxy s3, and my download and upload speeds were better than his. Sprint's 3g network just sucks. CDMA is a crappy 3g technology and sprint definitely doesnt have the backbone to support higher speeds anyways. The towers are probably still on T1 lines.
    With a virgin mobile optimus v?
    What were each of your receptions?
    Was the test done on the same server?
    Doesnt virgin go through sprint?

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    @Cole, although it may be faster speeds, Sprint's download speed was always slow, wasn't it?

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    I've been paying for the $35 a month plan ever since I bought my V since I missed out on the $25 one.... :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyLurkin View Post
    @Cole, although it may be faster speeds, Sprint's download speed was always slow, wasn't it?

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    I guess that's subjective. I'm not a ***** for speed tests and benchmarks. I know that on good days I can stream Google Music from home to work, which is a 20-25 minute drive, with full drops in reception during the travel, and it's fast enough to buffer so that the drops in signal don't interrupt the music.
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    It looks like too many people kept their old phones on the 25 dollar plan forcing virgin mobile to just discontinue the plan altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    It looks like too many people kept their old phones on the 25 dollar plan forcing virgin mobile to just discontinue the plan altogether.

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    Perhaps all of us who switched back to it through the loophole had something to do with it as well? That was such a strange scenario, I wonder why it happened? I'm thinking that it had to be a programming error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flapjack.fiasco View Post
    Perhaps all of us who switched back to it through the loophole had something to do with it as well?
    WAY TO GO, GUYS!!! *shakes fist in anger* /s
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    Default Re: $25 plan toast?

    Has the rate increase actually been confirmed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlgraber View Post
    Has the rate increase actually been confirmed?

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    No, not yet

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    Lets hope not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlgraber View Post
    Has the rate increase actually been confirmed?
    Not by VM but I have confirmation a phone distributor and he said yes, it's true.
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