Virgin Mobile Rumored Devices Thread

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  1. keisukehonda

    keisukehonda Well-Known Member

    Certainly makes it more likely, as it would make sense for Sprint to clear out the excess inventory by giving it to Virgin Mobile.

  2. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    Looks like we're likely to get the optimus g since sprint wants to kill it, and early. Hopefully it will be less than 500 USD.
  3. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    In the comments they're mentioning that the Optimus G is coming to VM :D

    Edit: I believe The OG will come around early summer, and the LTEVO will come around December or November. Though we might get the S3 instead of the LTEVO.
  4. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Let's hope the OG isn't $400+
  5. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    Well boost mobile just recently got another entry level phone kyocera milano...
  6. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    Theres a rumor that a downgraded version of the lg mach will be coming to VM at the end of quarter two of 2013; at least it will have LTE. I really hope this is mistake in model numbering, and this is actually the lg optimus g. What the hell is wrong with you VM?!
  7. keisukehonda

    keisukehonda Well-Known Member

    lol downgraded version of LG Mach? Isn't it downgraded enough? I'm still optimistic about the Optimus G. Timing seems about right for VM to refresh its flagship device.
  8. Gamescook

    Gamescook Member

    Just wish they'd give us any of those HTC One devices that isn't the One V, no matter the price point. I'm sick and tired of my EVO 3D's awful camera, and overall performance is getting bogged down no matter how I try clearing the clutter from its internal and SD memory.
  9. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    You need to go to the evo all things root forum and root recovery and rom. Then soff and find some good roms. :cool:
  10. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member

    The mach looked like a pretty good phone to me (saw it on Ting's devices page) for a prepaid. Professional reviews were positive. What turned me off was seeing the lack of interest in the Mach forum here, I don't want a phone nobody else has, that died in the marketplace before it got popular.
    Any bugs, you gotta figure the fix yourself. Apps won't get supported by developers. Accessories like cases, nonexistent.
    There are benefits to being part of the crowd when it comes to this stuff.
    Like the Motorola Triumph I have is plagued with issues, but it was so popular that when they surfaced for me the fixes were easy to find.
  11. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    Do you guys even think a iPhone 5 may come to VM? If so when?
  12. 24twentysix

    24twentysix Active Member

    I can see it coming since VM already has the 4 & 4s and if I were to guess I would say late spring early summer
  13. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    Give it at least one year.

    There is no way it would come out that early. Maybe NEXT spring. It's virgin mobile. Lower your expectations. :rolleyes:
  14. mogelijk

    mogelijk Well-Known Member

    At the end of June it will be just under a year since the iPhone 5 was released and it will be a year since the iPhone 4s was released for Virgin Mobile, so releasing it late Spring/early Summer sounds about right.

    Again, it will be a year since the iPhone 4s has been released by VM, and the iPhone 5 will be at a similar point in it's lifecycle as the 4s was when it was released. While Virgin is slow, that seems to be the point (not quite to a year old) when Virgin releases many of the former high end phones.
  15. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Well-Known Member

    Any chance the iphone 5 or s3 will be coming this summer then?
  16. Nate456

    Nate456 Well-Known Member

    Do you have $300-$700 to buy a phone.
  17. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    The most I believe VM would ever sell a phone for in this point in time is $499, most of the time their flagship device prices are $349.
  18. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    I would say 600 tops. Nobody is going to pay so much for a locked cdma phone on virgin mobile.
  19. Austrie

    Austrie Well-Known Member

    Six hundred dollars is the off contract price for the latest and greatest devices; who in their right mind is going to pay that much for year a old phone. That phone will be collecting dust on their shelves. Unless the phone itself IS the latest and greatest, but Sprint would lose business since 20 - 40% of Sprint customer would come to VM.

    Edit: Superafnan, how's T-Mobile treating you? The data cap affecting you?
  20. mistichunter

    mistichunter Well-Known Member

    well guys ive have noticed a throttle in 4g wimax on the evo it doesnt download as faster when i got it back in decmber. so yeah as soon as a cheap lte phobe comes out im gonna buy it.:D:D
  21. Kahroo

    Kahroo Well-Known Member

    How much of a throttle?
  22. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    T-mobile has been great so far. It's coverage is like 2.5x bigger than sprint's footprint. Data speeds for hspa+ "4g" are around 8-13 mb Download and 1-1.5 upload. Hspa is also technically 3g but on steroids so it doesn't use up lots of battery compared to true 4G (lte). Wimax is half of it's speeds but has barely any coverage. Sprint 3g gets butchered compared to this. :)

    The data cap doesn't really bother me. 5gb is plenty of data for the average user unless they decide to watch Gangnam Style daily on it.

    Now that sprint is bought by softbank I hope they can eventually get lte in the same areas as 3g soon because their lte finally lives up to standard. Tmobile deployed lte as well but they don't announce cities until they're fully complete.
  23. SuperAfnan

    SuperAfnan Well-Known Member Contributor

    Virgin said it would he 10gb a while back but I don't really know because that was a while back when they attempted to throttle data now they finally can. :p
  24. Droidula

    Droidula Well-Known Member

  25. m-cman

    m-cman Well-Known Member

    I got a text from VM after they completed the updates in my area last week and I believe it is 2.5gb now. Said they were going to throttle everyone so the bandwidth would not be overused and create problems. I believe originally they weren't going to throttle WiMax.

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