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  1. #1
    Ray Normandeau
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    I am looking for a frugal good deal.

    I have been using cell phones since c. 1994.

    I have decided now based on a price that I believe
    is very good for me to switch to Virgin mobile.

    In NYC they use the Sprint [SPCS] network.

    Wife and I each have our own phone.

    I am unconcerned about number portability as no one has
    our cell numbers except for maybe three people.

    Our home answering macines call our cell phone with messages.

    Does anyone have any bad experiences to relate re
    Virgin Mobile in NYC?

    MSN address is no good

    Please reply here or to
    [email protected]
    which naturally, I will kill when it gets too much spam.

    Thanks



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  2. #2
    Lena
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    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    (Ray Normandeau) wrote
    > I am looking for a frugal good deal (on a) cell phone....


    Take a look at Oxygen Wireless

    http://www.o2wirelessservice.com/

    Lena



  3. #3
    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone


    "Lena" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Take a look at Oxygen Wireless
    >
    > http://www.o2wirelessservice.com/


    Looks like another repackaging of Locus Mobile's prepaid based on AT&T
    Wireless service.

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    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net





  4. #4
    Leigh Menconi
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    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone


    "Ray Normandeau" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I am looking for a frugal good deal.
    >
    > I have been using cell phones since c. 1994.
    >
    > I have decided now based on a price that I believe
    > is very good for me to switch to Virgin mobile.
    >
    > In NYC they use the Sprint [SPCS] network.
    >
    > Wife and I each have our own phone.
    >
    > I am unconcerned about number portability as no one has
    > our cell numbers except for maybe three people.
    >
    > Our home answering macines call our cell phone with messages.
    >
    > Does anyone have any bad experiences to relate re
    > Virgin Mobile in NYC?
    >
    > MSN address is no good
    >
    > Please reply here or to
    > [email protected]
    > which naturally, I will kill when it gets too much spam.
    >
    > Thanks


    Are you going to get the pay-as-you-go or the monthly Virgin plan? We just
    got a pay-as-you-go plan for a 2nd cellphone last week. You can port a
    phone number into their plan but you cannot port-out, at least not according
    to the contract (which comes inside the sealed package). If you stop adding
    money to your account or leave it inactive for too long, the number defaults
    back to the company and they can assign it to someone else. This seems to
    happen fairly quickly because my husband reports that he's gotten at least 5
    wrong numbers in 6 days. And apparently the guy who had the phone nubmer
    before was a drug dealer and the callers are not real understanding when
    they're told they have the wrong number.

    Leigh





  5. #5
    Ray Normandeau
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    [email protected] (Lena) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > (Ray Normandeau) wrote
    > > I am looking for a frugal good deal (on a) cell phone....

    >
    > Take a look at Oxygen Wireless
    >
    > http://www.o2wirelessservice.com/
    >
    > Lena


    One page says rate is 25CPM

    other page says 15CPM

    they only offered me three phones and none are flips which is what I want.

    Thanks for the link.



  6. #6
    Rod
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    >
    > One page says rate is 25CPM
    >
    > other page says 15CPM
    >
    > they only offered me three phones and none are flips which is what I
    > want.
    >
    > Thanks for the link.


    You can bring your own phone as they use the AT&T TDMA network. So if you
    can find a flip TDMA phone that was previously used on AT&T your good to go.







  7. #7
    Melinda Meahan - remove TRASH to reply
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    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    Leigh Menconi wrote:

    > happen fairly quickly because my husband reports that he's gotten at least 5
    > wrong numbers in 6 days. And apparently the guy who had the phone nubmer
    > before was a drug dealer and the callers are not real understanding when
    > they're told they have the wrong number.


    Chuckle -- I'd be really tempted to start answering the phone with
    something like "Sergeant XXXX, Drug Enforcement Agency. How can I help
    you today?" GD&RFC

    --
    Where no oxen are, the crib is clean,
    But much benefit is derived from the labor of the ox.



  8. #8
    Lena
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    "Donald Newcomb" wrote
    > > Take a look at Oxygen Wireless
    > >
    > > http://www.o2wirelessservice.com/

    >
    > Looks like another repackaging of Locus Mobile's prepaid based on AT&T
    > Wireless service.


    Yes, with different rates. Locus and CallPlus charge more for lower
    value airtime cards; CallPlus, for example, $20 = 27 cpm, $30 = 19
    cpm, $50 = 15 cpm.
    O2 Wireless provides airtime at 15 cpm for all denominations; $20 to
    $100. However, the minimum with O2 wireless seems to be $20 for 90
    days or $6.67 per month. Buying airtime from Pharos International
    (www.pharosint.com) for CallPlus, one can still get a $10 airtime card
    (34 minutes = 29 cpm), so the minimum would be $3.34 per month.
    All the Locus prepaids (Locus, CallPlus, O2 Wireless) now charge 4
    minutes for each minute of a call while roaming.
    Lena



  9. #9
    Rod
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    > Yes, with different rates. Locus and CallPlus charge more for lower
    > value airtime cards; CallPlus, for example, $20 = 27 cpm, $30 = 19
    > cpm, $50 = 15 cpm.
    > O2 Wireless provides airtime at 15 cpm for all denominations; $20 to
    > $100. However, the minimum with O2 wireless seems to be $20 for 90
    > days or $6.67 per month. Buying airtime from Pharos International
    > (www.pharosint.com) for CallPlus, one can still get a $10 airtime card
    > (34 minutes = 29 cpm), so the minimum would be $3.34 per month.
    > All the Locus prepaids (Locus, CallPlus, O2 Wireless) now charge 4
    > minutes for each minute of a call while roaming.
    > Lena


    There's a couple of new ones on the Locus website. Viva Wireless which looks
    to be using the Verizon Wireless network has .18 anytime and .09 nights and
    weekends. Theres a mention of a daily access fee but nothing on how much it
    is. The card denominatons range from $10 to $100. The other is Locus
    Platinum which the link goes nowhere so I can't find out any details on that
    one.






  10. #10
    Joseph
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    On Sun, 8 Aug 2004 16:46:54 -0500, "Rod" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >>
    >> One page says rate is 25CPM
    >>
    >> other page says 15CPM
    >>
    >> they only offered me three phones and none are flips which is what I
    >> want.
    >>
    >> Thanks for the link.

    >
    >You can bring your own phone as they use the AT&T TDMA network. So if you
    >can find a flip TDMA phone that was previously used on AT&T your good to go.


    Sorry, Virgin Mobile does *not* use the AT&T TDMA network. They use
    the Sprint PCS CDMA network and you must buy a phone from Virgin
    Mobile or use one that was formerly activated on their system.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    remove NONO from .NONOcom to reply



  11. #11
    Ray Normandeau
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    dougf... by Email mentions

    > I was put off at first by The Virgin advertising because their targeted user group is teenagers. I think they are missing the boat on that one. There are a lot of seniors out there who would like a cheap phone just to have around. It's a great servic

    e as long as you don't make a lot of calls and don't talk a lot.

    That might be the deal that Virgin made with SPCS, to NOT syphon away
    the SPCS class of customers.

    Thanks for you input


    Ray
    MSN addy no good



  12. #12
    Mike
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 22:23:56 GMT, Melinda Meahan - remove TRASH to
    reply <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Chuckle -- I'd be really tempted to start answering the phone with
    >something like "Sergeant XXXX, Drug Enforcement Agency. How can I help
    >you today?" GD&RFC


    Hahaha!

    Though, if it were me, I wouldn't answer "Drug Enforcement Agency"...
    if the guy's an undercover cop or something, you could probably get in
    trouble

    But it'd be fun to hear the reaction and just how quickly the guy cut
    off the phone!

    Mike



  13. #13
    Alex Rodriguez
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >I am looking for a frugal good deal.
    >I have been using cell phones since c. 1994.
    >I have decided now based on a price that I believe
    >is very good for me to switch to Virgin mobile.
    >In NYC they use the Sprint [SPCS] network.
    >Wife and I each have our own phone.
    >I am unconcerned about number portability as no one has
    >our cell numbers except for maybe three people.
    >Our home answering macines call our cell phone with messages.
    >Does anyone have any bad experiences to relate re
    >Virgin Mobile in NYC?


    Sprint in NYC leaves a lot to be desired. I use to have Sprint and there
    service was getting progressively worse. It didn't work near my house or
    near my job. Outside of NYC, it worked really well. I'm now with verizon
    and they have better coverage in NYC.
    ---------------
    Alex




  14. #14
    Steven J Sobol
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    In alt.cellular Alex Rodriguez <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sprint in NYC leaves a lot to be desired. I use to have Sprint and there
    > service was getting progressively worse. It didn't work near my house or
    > near my job. Outside of NYC, it worked really well. I'm now with verizon
    > and they have better coverage in NYC.


    How recently did you have problems?

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  15. #15
    Ray Normandeau
    Guest

    Re: NYC Virgin Mobile phone

    Alex Rodriguez <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > Sprint in NYC leaves a lot to be desired. I use to have Sprint and there
    > service was getting progressively worse. It didn't work near my house or
    > near my job. Outside of NYC, it worked really well. I'm now with verizon
    > and they have better coverage in NYC.
    > ---------------
    > Alex


    I switched from Verizon* to SPCS in 1998.
    For 1 month I carried both carriers' phones.
    In some places Verizon was better, in others SPCS
    was better. I tested including in basements.

    It averaged the same to me in 1998, amd so I have
    been using SPCS with two phones and batteries.

    I found CS at SPCS better to deal with the Verizon.
    In some cases Verizon made up answers [lied].

    * there have been several name changes over the
    passing years.

    MSN addy no good.



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