Originally Posted by VeloMichael
The issue here is it's fairly clear the Virgin data traffic is carried on the Sprint network differently than Sprint data traffic. This is trivial to do, as others have posted, because the networks already have things like QoS (Quality of Service) built into them. Virgin data very likely has a lower priority. So this means when the network is congested, Virgin customers lose out to Sprint customers.
I, and others, have seen proof of this. I've had people with Sprint phones using fast solid 3G connections, standing right next to me, when my Optimus V can't even connect even after a fresh re-boot.
If this brand new phone does not make it in the next few days, I'll do exactly what you propose... but I'm going to exchange a few phones first, they are going to have a lot of refurbish to make!!