Originally Posted by a12tmoreno
After 3 factory resets and uninstalling most of apps, I still get a ridiculously low battery life. Yesterday was the final straw though, after about 10 hours from unplugging the charger the battery was below 20% and all I did was send a few texts and load up the browser a couple of times!
After the battery hit below 20% was when the fun started, I got a call (lasted about 3 minutes) and while talking the back of the phone got hot enough, I thought smoke was going to come out! After the call the battery dropped to 10%, I tried using the internet again and would not connect, 3G icon disappeared and my signal bars all dropped (I had four bars before).
Normally I am always near a computer or a land line phone but yesterday I wasn’t and really needed to find some information in the internet, use my phone for calls and texting…and this phone failed me. Previously I owned the Optimus V and never had this problem. I made up my mind and going to return this phone today. I would want to exchange it, to see if maybe I just got a defective unit, but if I activate the new one…will Virgin Mobile revoke my grandfathered $25.00 plan? I didn’t buy the original Elite through them (got it at Best Buy) and I get the feeling that most of their customer reps aren’t really reliable when it comes to providing this information.
Not sure if you still need this information. If you did this what happened personally to you?
If not, From what I've read and the complaints I've seen online you will get the grandfather plan revoked. Best to downgrade the phone to an OV and then swap the phone to a new one.