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Old November 3rd, 2011, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Verizon or as its known....verizarape....may be monsters. But they have good service. I got virgin mobile android and this fone suckssssssssss......

I have decided it is beter to spend all ur money on verizons bills and not eat. Than to eat and put up witth the bs of crappy fones :-(

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Buy a good phone on craigslist and flash it to virgin mobile.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was with Virgin Mobile for 5 years before switching to T-Mobile, and i have nothing but good things to say about them. Great customer service, and coverage. (in my area at least.)

Yes they don't have the best phones, but it's expected since they are a budget friendly carrier. I recommend them to anyone that's looking for a mid range phone, with great prices. You definitely don't want to switch to Virgin Mobile if you're looking for the latest and greatest phones.
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Why is my fone suck so much at browsing? I get caught in endless load circles. Its not a bad fone...800mhz 512mb ram...wifi is 4mbps....tried factoy reset....opera browser....one touch cache cleaning....:-(
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Verizon or as its known....verizarape....may be monsters. But they have good service. I got virgin mobile android and this fone suckssssssssss......

I have decided it is beter to spend all ur money on verizons bills and not eat. Than to eat and put up witth the bs of crappy fones :-(
lololololol...I swear, I'm working to pay my Verizon bill...but man, the service is great
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like anything... location location location
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Sento, has it occurred to you that your phone maybe defective? Take it back and see if that helps. If you do, let us know. I for one haven't had a single problem so far.
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Just came from tmo and I love my triumph and $25.00 bill. I laugh at my friends paying 80-100 month...
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So there ARE people who have had good experiences with the Triumph? My Verizon contract runs out next month and I so want to jump to Virgin Mobile. The Triumph looks so inviting - until I read all of the lousy reviews interspersed with someone who loves it. Is it all location or is there something specific to look for when buying this phone?
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The reviews for the Triumph pretty much speak for themselves. OpV is your best bet. Yes, location plays a major roll in reception. My OpV and the Intercept I gave my kids both have the same reception in my house.
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The only reception issue I have with my Triumph is the same with others on the Sprint network, no reception at work (center of the first floor at a hospital) . The Verizon guys get reception everywhere, but don't believe that my bill is only $25.
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That is one thing I can say about Verizon. Their connectivity is majorly awesome and especially nice if you're traveling around the US. If you depend on your phone and are with VM, I don't recommend traveling.
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So there ARE people who have had good experiences with the Triumph? My Verizon contract runs out next month and I so want to jump to Virgin Mobile. The Triumph looks so inviting - until I read all of the lousy reviews interspersed with someone who loves it. Is it all location or is there something specific to look for when buying this phone?

I was in (kind of)a similar position you are/were in! Anyways maybe a little different but i was debating for a no contract company. Metro vs virgin. I dont use a lot of mins and 50$ is high for coverage like that. So after it was virgin vs tmo. Tmos $30 plan wont let you change your plan BACK to it if you decide to upgrade one month for more than 100 mins. Can u believe that? And who knows with that merger

And so i have the triumph. I love this phone. I love the 4.1 screen, the stock android, the overall external appeal too. The 1ghz processor is great too.. definitely stepping this up for the prepaid market or on vms line up. A lot of people got issues with it but i dont. This is a great phone it doesnt try to be "latest and greatest". An android phone is an android phone so unless youre one of the power users where every detail and spec matter, this phone u will appreciate more and more every day for its value!!! Phones on other carries seem to be irrelevant within 2 or 3 months anyway when your phone is just left in the dust and every1 else is dropping extra cash to upgrade
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Hopefully VM will get a reasonable android phone with a typical'ish sized display and moderate processing power(similar to the triumph) that is problem free. Until then this Optimus V is going to hold me over.

I'm taking my current Verizon bill of $180 a month(2 phones, 1400 minutes shared) down to $90 total for 1200 minutes per phone. I can deal with losing signal occasionally for almost $100 a month.
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I haven't had any issue with VM for years, starting with the cheap phones and now up to the V. Sure, some places the signal is not full, but for the price of the plan, I knew that anyway. I don't live on my phone so it's not an issue.
Over the summer I traveled from Wisconsin to Arizona and everywhere in between. Only noticed a completely dead signal 2 times, and one was when I was in the middle of nowhere in AZ/CO. I was pleasantly surprised at that, as I didn't expect to have that good reception throughout the trip.
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There's nothing wrong with the triumph

Put CM7 on it and all issues are fixed

Posted from the triumph using gingerbread (cm7)
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I am currently a Sprint customer & they have great service all over the US. However, I want a newer phone & refuse to spend my pay on service so I am researching either Straight talk or Net10. And will get the Samsung Precedent or the LG Optimus Net.
Any & all opinions welcome of either of those services & phones.
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I am currently a Sprint customer & they have great service all over the US. However, I want a newer phone & refuse to spend my pay on service so I am researching either Straight talk or Net10. And will get the Samsung Precedent or the LG Optimus Net.
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There's nothing wrong with the triumph

Put CM7 on it and all issues are fixed

Posted from the triumph using gingerbread (cm7)
While that is a great idea for people willing to root & ROM their phone, it still proves that Motorola & Virgin Mobile should update the software for the phone.
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Those two sentences contradict one another.

As I stated in another thread, if you have to add a custom rom to a phone in order to "fix" issues with it, that's a huge red flag that screams "DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!"
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So sorry you feel like that about VM..
So far I have been with VM for aboutr 3 months and I have nothing but good to say about the service.
I am a bit dissapointed I cannot buy just about any phone (unlocked) and make it VM compatible, but I have a very good phone now, an LG Optimus V that does what it's supposed to do and more...
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Please explain... Is "Flashing" a phone after rooting it the same thing as buying an unlocked phone and making it work with VM?
I really do not want to mess with rooting, I am just curious...
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Please explain... Is "Flashing" a phone after rooting it the same thing as buying an unlocked phone and making it work with VM?
I really do not want to mess with rooting, I am just curious...
Flashing means installing a custom rom. Think of it like having Windows 95 on your computer and then upgrading to Windows 7. Same thing. You're just upgrading the Android OS so that you can have more options, added functionality, and a smoother running OS. Of course, some people prefer staying with the same Android version and will merely install another flavor of the same. However, in order to install a custom rom you have to root first (unrooted = Guest account, rooted = Admin rights).

You're not going to be able to buy an unlocked phone and make it work with VM. Upon searching, most of the good phones I found that were unlocked were GSM (which do not work on a CDMA network). Perhaps there are some CDMA unlocked ones, but I didn't find any in my rushed search.

Hope that made sense.
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Those two sentences contradict one another.

As I stated in another thread, if you have to add a custom rom to a phone in order to "fix" issues with it, that's a huge red flag that screams "DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!"
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Please explain... Is "Flashing" a phone after rooting it the same thing as buying an unlocked phone and making it work with VM?
I really do not want to mess with rooting, I am just curious...
MoNameFace's answer is correct, .... mostly.
I think he meant by "flashing" was taking a phone from any other carrier and faking the VM system into thinking you are using one of their phones.
The VM system uses certain info that your phone sends back to them, you can fake that on a phone. Some Sprint phones can work this way on VM, but usually not very well. Doing this breaks numerous FEDERAL laws.

I'm being vague, while still trying to give you an idea how it works.
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Changing the esn is fraud and a federal crime.. you can do some serious time in a federal prison for doing so. Not even allowed to talk about it here unless you want the thread locked.

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Skratte called you "MoNameFace" and "he" in the same post, amiga. That alone should get this thread locked. Also, stop calling yourself old.
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...and falls under the "illegal activities" clause in the Site Rules & Guidelines. Which incidentally also specifically prohibit rudeness and grammer-policing.
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Skratte called you "MoNameFace" and "he" in the same post, amiga. That alone should get this thread locked. Also, stop calling yourself old.
I'm at work with a huge project due out today, typing fast,forgive the spelling errors.

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Which incidentally also specifically prohibit rudeness and grammer-policing.
Awe Slug.. Melim is a sweetie and has a heart of gold and likes to tease, you just don't know her. She wasn't being rude I promise. She just loves to tease me to death lol.
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For once I actually thought that wasn't directed at me...Slug edited and I think even deleted some posts in this thread. But then again, every time I post outside the lounge anymore a mod shows up.

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Flashing means installing a custom rom. Think of it like having Windows 95 on your computer and then upgrading to Windows 7. Same thing. You're just upgrading the Android OS so that you can have more options, added functionality, and a smoother running OS. Of course, some people prefer staying with the same Android version and will merely install another flavor of the same. However, in order to install a custom rom you have to root first (unrooted = Guest account, rooted = Admin rights).

You're not going to be able to buy an unlocked phone and make it work with VM. Upon searching, most of the good phones I found that were unlocked were GSM (which do not work on a CDMA network). Perhaps there are some CDMA unlocked ones, but I didn't find any in my rushed search.

Hope that made sense.
Yes it did BadCo...and please forgive me, I did not mean to doubt your previous answer to me regarding Unblocked phones before.. I guess I was just looking for a second oppinion...

And wow! I did not know this is considered a federal crime!
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Yes it did BadCo...and please forgive me, I did not mean to doubt your previous answer to me regarding Unblocked phones before.. I guess I was just looking for a second oppinion...

And wow! I did not know this is considered a federal crime!
Nothing to forgive! You should be asking for second opinions as it's never good to take someones word at face value.. especially on the net hehe.
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Virgins data sucks its slow and now they throttle.
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How many threads will Jimbo post in now with his "VM sucks" hissy fit?
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That's one of the things that the report button is for.
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The problem with VM is not speeds or data or phone connectivity.. They all work fine for me. The problem with VM is the availability of a mwider variety of high end phones ( I learned to say "high end phones" yesterday...LOL)
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Who recycled this old thread? (as I add a reply that bumps it to the top)

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I only report myself.
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Seriously, I believe that I have done that before.
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Buy a good phone on craigslist and flash it to virgin mobile.
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That's backwards from flashing TO Virgin.
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Today's "Helpful Forum Hint":
If you have no interest in a topic or find it "useless", the correct response is to move on to one that does interest you rather than insulting the OP.
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I think one thing people have to understand before getting into VM (which they would figure out if they research the phones) is you are not getting the latest and greatest and additionally it is about location and it might not be the best service when compared to the big cell carriers.

The reason they are even thinking about getting into VM is because they are extremely reasonable and they are not locked into any contract.
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In my experience, VM is a great company, they also have great customer service. We never experienced bad connections.
All our calls were of high quality reception. The only reason we moved on in our household is because 1. We found a great deal with our current phones, and 2. we are paying about the same monthly price we were paying at VM...

That is my two cents in this issue.
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