"Big Mobile News" coming 8/22

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  1. schlar01

    schlar01 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if it may be roaming. I doubt it, since everyone could just jump ship to pre-paid then but it seems like they could offer it for something like 50c-$1 per minute and people would be really happy just because it covers them for things like auto breakdowns. I wish they'd do that.

  2. qu4ttro

    qu4ttro Well-Known Member

    Interesting idea... But why would Samsung be involved? I think it's got to be new hardware.
  3. coco3133

    coco3133 Well-Known Member

    Lol maybe there r testing there new 5G with us :D
  4. thebryceee

    thebryceee Well-Known Member

    Lol wishful thinking
  5. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    If it is the SGSII then I will switch. But wasn't the community there not so great? Also how much do you think it would cost for the SGSII?
  6. coco3133

    coco3133 Well-Known Member

    350 - 450
  7. jekyll919

    jekyll919 Well-Known Member

    I had another thought. What if it's a Samsung tablet that runs on Virgin's 3G network? Nearly every major carrier has tablets that run on their networks, and maybe Virgin wants to compete in that space.

    Another thought: Windows Phone. What if Samsung is announcing a Windows Phone device for Virgin? That's pretty exciting considering that TMo is the only prepaid carrier with a Windows device, and a relatively low end one at that.
  8. coco3133

    coco3133 Well-Known Member

    Both your thoughts would depress me if they come true haha :p
  9. thebryceee

    thebryceee Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing a tablet.
  10. schlar01

    schlar01 Well-Known Member

    Lame, but it probably is a tablet.
  11. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    The beauty of T-Mobile prepaid is you can use pretty much any T-Mobile phone. In fact, you can use any GSM phone, though if you want 3G it needs to support 1700Mhz.

    And all Windows phones currently are "low end", at least until they start releasing the Windows 8 phones.
  12. thebryceee

    thebryceee Well-Known Member

    Tmo prepaid would be perfect if it was at least 200 mins
  13. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    A tablet would be nice. But what tablet?
  14. doboy

    doboy Well-Known Member

    It does for $40. :p ($10 extra for extra 100 min)
  15. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    Yes, people tend to forget that any extra minutes are merely charged at $.10/minute. While not a great price per minute, combined with a $30 plan it can work out well, if you just need an extra 100 minutes or so.

    In my case, I use Google Voice and GrooveIP to extend my minutes when I am connected to WiFi.
  16. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Well-Known Member

    Just read boost post saying they getting the epic touch. Makes me wonder. Hopefully new phone won't break bank. I got the evo and I'm fed up with it
  17. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    Long as I can keep my $25 plan and VM doesn't give me flack for using twice the cap limit each month, ill have no choice to keep the OV.

    but you sure could see me turning a Nexus or S3 into a WiFi cell with google voice. Looks cool to carry more then one, [keep the OV on the hip.] I need to get one for app dev soon. be nicer if it was a VM approved phone. when they will sulry force upgrades in a yr or two and I have to change phones.

    eye candy
  18. ecarlson

    ecarlson Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, any new VM news has mostly become irrelevant to me since they stopped allowing new phone models on the $25 plan, so I'm stuck with my Triumph for now. Once the Triumph becomes inadequate for my needs, I'll probably switch to the T-Mobile $30 plan.
  19. Darkencypher

    Darkencypher Well-Known Member

    Maybe a cheap s2?

    Probably not lol but a Samsung reverb isn't exactly revolutionary :p
  20. mistichunter

    mistichunter Well-Known Member

    hey guys i was reading some news on another website. and hey were saying that the galaxy nexus and the samsung galaxy s 111 is go be released on canada. on the 22 of this month instead of june .

    dont get me wrong. but i think its gonna be the nexus and the s3

    since tomorrow is the big event on virgin mobile usa.
  21. Nate456

    Nate456 Well-Known Member

    Maybe in a parallel universe.
  22. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow is the big day. And I am kinda hoping it's a tablet. I want one.
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  23. frantik508

    frantik508 Well-Known Member

    If it's JUST a tablet, I don't see that as big news at all really. Although sure, it would be nice.

    Metro PCS is getting the Galaxy SIII in Sept, and Net 10 is getting the Galaxy SII, so I don't see why Virgin Mobile won't be getting one or the other.

    There were rumors of it being the Galaxy Reverb, but VM's Facebook said to someone "we are not getting that phone". Usually if they are getting a phone, they say "we don't have any info". So the Reverb is ruled out.

    My money is on the GS3 for VM, GS2 for Boost(since there was a recent sheet that showed a new GS2 with "BST" at the end of the model number)

    Very excited.
  24. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Samsung is all over the place. They are adding a bunch of mid-range Android phones to various carriers. Even Tracfone is getting one.

    Samsung Galaxy-branded smartphones leaked
  25. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    I can't see VM getting the S3, if for the simple reason that VM is not going to get an LTE phone. So my guess would be the S2, since it is a Wimax device.

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