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  1. #1
    Greg
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    I see Virgin Mobile pre paid phone service uses the Sprint network. Other
    than paying before using; is there any difference in phone service, calling
    areas, long distance etc.? I'm thinking of getting one for my 17 yr old.

    Thanks,
    Greg





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  2. #2
    chrisngrod
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    Re: Virgin mobile


    Calling areas "Under Virgin Mobile's arrangement with Sprint, Virgin
    Mobile customers have access to service anywhere on the Sprint
    Nationwide PCS Network. Only Sprint built the largest all-digital,
    all-PCS nationwide network, from the ground up, reaching more than 230
    million people. Sprint is a registered trademark of Sprint
    Communications Company L.P., used under license. Sprint provides access
    to its wireless network to Virgin Mobile subscribers but is not
    responsible for service, quality, billing, customer care, warranty,
    maintenance, or other aspects of subscriber service."

    From what I've been looking at there's no wireless web. Text message
    is available though. 3 phones none color.

    "411 $1.25 + Airtime
    International $0.25 to $0.75/minute + Airtime
    Ringtones Ringtones for the Party Animal and Super Model cost $1.00.
    Ringtones for the VOX 8500 cost $2.00.
    Text Message $0.10 to send/free to receive

    Start talking each day at 25 cents a minute. After 10 minutes the rate
    drops to 10 cents a minute."

    I would only think of having someone use this service as an emergency
    only phone. Any use above 80 minutes on 10 minute or less calls
    already equals 20 bucks. Family plans are good. I'm only 20 but if I
    had a kid I'd just put them on my plan and warn them of what would
    happen if they went over on minutes. I'd also monitor their usage for
    a little while.

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  3. #3
    Paul Blais
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    Re: Virgin mobile

    Why not let him get it himself and learn some responsibility he'll be in
    college soon.

    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  4. #4
    NYankee2003
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    Re: Virgin mobile


    Just so you know, Virgin Mobile will start being sold in Sprint
    Corporate Stores starting on sunday, august 7. I might be a good idea
    for your son to start up a phone in his own name. That way he can
    build a credit history. If you do decide to go with prepaid, Virgin
    will be by far the cheapest.

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  5. #5
    exit
    Guest

    Re: Virgin mobile


    Do you mean August 10 and what if any is the advantage of getting a
    Virgin Mobile phone in a Sprint store does this mean Sprint phones will
    now be able to work with a Virgin Mobile account.

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  6. #6
    8notime
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    Re: Virgin mobile


    NYankee2003 wrote:
    > *Just so you know, Virgin Mobile will start being sold in Sprint
    > Corporate Stores starting on sunday, august 7. I might be a good
    > idea for your son to start up a phone in his own name. That way he
    > can build a credit history. If you do decide to go with prepaid,
    > Virgin will be by far the cheapest. *


    How does Sprint help you build credit? I've had them for 5 years now
    and there's not so much as even an inquiry from them on my credit
    report.

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  7. #7
    Sheri
    Guest

    Re: Virgin mobile

    I purchased a VM phone for my 11 yr old last xmas; she loved it
    because it had aol messenger; it even alerted her when her buddies
    came online or sent messages. Today she discovered that aol was no
    longer available. I was considering buying her the new flip VM....but
    not now. It seems to me whenever sprint is involved, i always get
    disapointed.




    [email protected] (Paul Blais) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Why not let him get it himself and learn some responsibility he'll be in
    > college soon.
    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]




  8. #8
    chrisngrod
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    Re: Virgin mobile


    I don't think building credit involves inquiries. Rather than looking
    up information they report information to the credit agencies. This is
    how I think it would work.

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  9. #9
    letsgoflyers81
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    Re: Virgin mobile


    chrisngrod wrote:
    > *I don't think building credit involves inquiries. Rather than
    > looking up information they report information to the credit
    > agencies. This is how I think it would work. *


    Actually, inquiries hurt credit. Every time a company runs a credit
    check on you, it takes 1 point off your FICO score. That's why it's a
    bad idea to sign up for lots of credit cards around the same time.

    --
    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  10. #10
    8notime
    Guest

    Re: Virgin mobile


    My point is that Sprint doesn't report anything to the credit bureaus.
    They are not like the credit card companies that report on a monthly
    basis the status of your account - good or bad. I've got copies of my
    credit report from all 3 major bureaus and Sprint is not on any of
    them. The only time they would show up is if you didn't pay your bill
    and you went to collections.

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    Posted at SprintUsers.com - Your place for everything Sprint PCS
    Free wireless access @ www.SprintUsers.com/wap




  11. #11
    mitchell friend
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    Re: Virgin mobile

    sprint has been involved with vm since they came out,have used sprint
    service from begining .

    [email protected]www.com (Sheri) wrote in article
    <[email protected]>:
    > I purchased a VM phone for my 11 yr old last xmas; she loved it
    > because it had aol messenger; it even alerted her when her buddies
    > came online or sent messages. Today she discovered that aol was no
    > longer available. I was considering buying her the new flip VM....but
    > not now. It seems to me whenever sprint is involved, i always get
    > disapointed.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > [email protected] (Paul Blais) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Why not let him get it himself and learn some responsibility he'll be in
    > > college soon.
    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]


    [posted via phonescoop.com - free web access to the alt.cellular groups]



  12. #12
    CA was in NJ
    Guest

    Re: Virgin mobile

    Sheri wrote:

    >I purchased a VM phone for my 11 yr old last xmas; she loved it
    >because it had aol messenger; it even alerted her when her buddies
    >came online or sent messages. Today she discovered that aol was no
    >longer available.


    Which phone was that? I got the "Party Animal" just over a year ago and I
    haven't seen anything like that. Was that tied into their 'groups' thing?




  13. #13
    Sheri
    Guest

    Re: Virgin mobile

    She has the party animal also; She would choose Virgin Xtras, it would
    then open her web browser & she had a choice of portals & other items;
    2 of which were yahoo & aol messengers. They're both gone now

    >
    > Which phone was that? I got the "Party Animal" just over a year ago and I
    > haven't seen anything like that. Was that tied into their 'groups' thing?




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