Pre-Paid or Monthly Plan: Virgin Mobile

29.1.09

I recently upgraded from my TracFone to a Virgin Mobile TNT. It's a nice little flip phone that only cost me $20. It came in blue and is coated in "soft touch" material. It's a lot nicer compaired to my TracFone. Here's the TNT.

For plans Virgin Mobile offers quite a few features. For instance if you sign up for their monthly plans you get things like unlimited mobile to mobile, texting and nights and weekends, which range from $25 - $80 per month.

Or you can opt for the pay-as-you-go plans which only require that you add some sort of minute pack every 3 months. You minute packs only last for 30 days and then expire unless you add more in that 30 day time period, in which case your minutes will rollover. Minute cards, or "Top-Up" cards as Virgin Mobile calls them range from $20 - $100, and the more you spend the better deal you get. That is to say you pay less per minute while you talk. Texting and web browsing does cost extra though, but not much, its $0.15 per text and $0.15 per day for web browsing.

The only real downside i found with this phone is that you can't connect it via USB to you computer and download custom ringtones. You are only allowed the tones that come with the phone and the ones that are purchased though Virgin's network.

2 comments:

Ryan February 4, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

Do people still download ring tones? That seems so seven years ago. On Sirius 1 they still do this thing about the week's most popular ring tones...I just don't get it.

Samurai_47 February 4, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

well thats the thing, Virgin Mobile has these phones locked down so tight that you have no choice, that's the only downside to their phones, in my opinion. they aren't what some people consider "real" phones. for instance my friend has a "real" phone, all he does is put songs on his mini SD card and us them as ring tones.

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