Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Virgin Mobile

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 12th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 68
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 76
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Boost will be getting the LG Marquee

Been waiting for VM to get this phone, where are the new handset for VM? grrrrrrrr

Advertisements
gpz828 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 12th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Psychotic Female
 
Petrah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,080
 
Device(s): GE Galaxy S4 CM 11 | GSM Galaxy Nexus CM 11 | G-Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: Straight Talk

Thanks: 1,152
Thanked 1,440 Times in 925 Posts
Default

For those who prefer news links:

LG Marquee heading to Boost Mobile Jan. 23, with $280 price tag | Android Central
__________________
Forum Rules & Guidelines & Zero Tolerance Policy
Agree with a post? Hit Like! Someone help you? Hit Thanks!
See a naughty post or a thread in the wrong area? Hit Report!
Petrah is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Petrah For This Useful Post:
gpz828 (January 15th, 2012), weddle (January 14th, 2012)
Old January 12th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 49
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Default

It seems like Boost is Sprint's high end pre-paid division, and Virgin Mobile is their bargain pre-paid division.

Virgin Mobile has not really offered a mid-level or better Android phone since the failure of the Motorola Triumph.

Sprint may favor Boost, since they only have a $55 per month plan, while Virgin offers 3 tiers - $35, $45 and $55 per month.

The Shrinkage on Boost is also an interesting concept. Personally, I had to switch to the $55 unlimited plan on VM because I was using the cell phone so much for mobile calls. Right now Boost looks like a better option for me, unless I go with a different pre-paid carrier, and the only other one that would work for me is T-Mobile. Metro PCS is crap, and Cricket is not fully supported in my area.
UnixPimp is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to UnixPimp For This Useful Post:
gigg423 (January 12th, 2012), gpz828 (January 15th, 2012)
Old January 12th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 88
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 37
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UnixPimp View Post
It seems like Boost is Sprint's high end pre-paid division, and Virgin Mobile is their bargain pre-paid division.

Virgin Mobile has not really offered a mid-level or better Android phone since the failure of the Motorola Triumph.

Sprint may favor Boost, since they only have a $55 per month plan, while Virgin offers 3 tiers - $35, $45 and $55 per month.

The Shrinkage on Boost is also an interesting concept. Personally, I had to switch to the $55 unlimited plan on VM because I was using the cell phone so much for mobile calls. Right now Boost looks like a better option for me, unless I go with a different pre-paid carrier, and the only other one that would work for me is T-Mobile. Metro PCS is crap, and Cricket is not fully supported in my area.



Yeah...about that.

I'm ambivalent about just WHAT VM is. If not for the Triumph, I would say VM is the lower end brand. But the Triumph puts the carpet out from under my theory.
zeth006 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zeth006 For This Useful Post:
gpz828 (January 15th, 2012)
Old January 13th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 49
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Default

The one thing I am starting to like about Boost is that most of their Android phones are ones that have been offered on Sprint. The Sprint customers have already tested these phones, so there is already a lot of feedback on those phones. Why should VM users field test the phones if the manufacturers like Motorola do not properly test these phones and are unwilling to provide software updates for them, like they are doing with the Triumph?

The Triumph was a new "high end" phone for VM, but it took months of many frustrated VM users posting their negative feedback to determine that the Triumph was not a reliable phone. Many people like the phone, and many people disliked the phone. The mixed feedback on that phone is a reason why I decided against the Triumph.

Boost also offers a Blackberry, which VM cut out of their line up. Even though this is an Android forum, it is critical for a cell phone company to offer a variety of choices. I bet that Boost will eventually offer a Windows Phone 7 phone, which will enhance their line up. I just do not see that coming from VM. It appears that VM is trying to compete with pre-paid providers like MetroPCS. Cheapest plans and cheapest phones.
UnixPimp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Virgin Mobile
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.