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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Optimus Elite is out on VM site just thought y'all should know

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Is this phone any good? I am in need of a new phone.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is this phone any good? I am in need of a new phone.
It's a horrible phone compared to something like the Evo V except for the function of NFC.
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What is NFC?
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Ability to make purchases at stores with your phone.

Only select stores support it.
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What is NFC?
It stands for Near Field Communication;

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Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi.[1] Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".
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this phone doesnt seem to be all that much of a step up from the optimus v....i think ill wait for the 4g phones that are releasing may 31
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this phone doesnt seem to be all that much of a step up from the optimus v...
I do like that it has a flash, if it also had a front facing camera I'd probably give up my V for the Elite.
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Not worth giving up a grandfathered $25. plan for. I'll just pick up another Triumph for a decent price and upgrade the Optimus V for that and keep my GF plan.
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Not worth giving up a grandfathered $25. plan for. I'll just pick up another Triumph for a decent price and upgrade the Optimus V for that and keep my GF plan.

You don't loose your $25 plan if you upgrade to this phone. I'm not sure about the 4G phone coming out end of month, but per a phone call to VM, 4G will cost the same.
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"Beginning May 27, 2012 if you are using the $25, $40, or $60 Beyond Talk plan and you upgrade to a Beyond Talk Smartphone launched after May 1, 2012*, you will need to switch to the $35, $45, or $55 Beyond Talk plan.

When you switch plans, you will need to pay for your new plan and you will lose any minutes, messages, and money in your balance. This will also change your monthly payment date. So if you are considering upgrading to a new smartphone, we recommend that you wait until right before your next monthly payment date to activate.

*The following smartphones launched before May 1, 2012 and are therefore not subject to the new device upgrade rules at this time: Venture, LG Optimus Slider, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Triumph, LG Optimus V, Blackberry Curve 8530."

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Wow you lose any money in your balance? This is getting horrible. As soon as my balance is gone I think I am going to T-Mobile or straight talk even with as much as I hate Walmart
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Maybe the news hasn't hit here yet, but the LG Optimus Elite was added to the phones you can swap a $25 plan to if you do it by the 19th or 20th. A new text is coming out regarding the plan change on the 20th at which time you will no longer be able to add the elite per reps I talked to today.

FYI, I went to BB today and picked one up for $129.99 (Wally World $149.99) and have added it to my $25 plan. I just checked my account on VM and it shows the Elite as my phone, currently on $25 plan, and next bill is $25.

I am charging it now and just got done activating it. Have yet to text, call, or use the GPS yet so I have no status report, other than to let people know you can grab the Elite NOW and swap and be grandfathered.

My initial assessment is that it is snappier and the slightly larger screen is noticeable. For $130, it was well worth it, if the GPS and radio are equivalent to the OV, which is the VM benchmark in my opinion.


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*The following smartphones launched before May 1, 2012 and are therefore not subject to the new device upgrade rules at this time: Venture, LG Optimus Slider, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Triumph, LG Optimus V, Blackberry Curve 8530."

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After comparing the specs between the Motorola TRIUMPH and the LG Optimus Elite, if you are willing to root and flash CM7 I see little reason if any to choose the Elite over the TRIUMPH. Even if you don't have a grandfathered in plan.
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LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile USA Unboxing - YouTube
Here's an unboxing video of the optimus elite. It is quit bored but give you a quick look of it.
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So, has anyone tried running Netflix or HBOGO on the Optimus Elite? I am considering upgrading from an OV now that we can keep the $25 plan (according to the previous poster). I assume it should run better since it has a faster processor, but you know what happens when you assume something.
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Default Confirmed Grandfather Plan With Optimus Elite.

I just went down to BB 2 hours ago and bought the phone one sale for $129.99 and took the risk of losing my $25 plan. Once activated I checked online and my bill is still set at 25$ for next month. Anyways to make sure I called VM and they in fact told me my plan is staying at $25 dollars. Just wanted to make it clear to anyone that had any confusion. Loving the phone so far!!!
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Thanks a lot for the confirmation of keeping $25 plan. You are the first
one that I read providing info based on the fact!!!

However, someone also speculated that after May 27, there is still little
chance that your plan is still going up since you are using new phone (even
if you don't swap phones anymore)

Did VM person confirm on that?

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I just went down to BB 2 hours ago and bought the phone one sale for $129.99 and took the risk of losing my $25 plan. Once activated I checked online and my bill is still set at 25$ for next month. Anyways to make sure I called VM and they in fact told me my plan is staying at $25 dollars. Just wanted to make it clear to anyone that had any confusion. Loving the phone so far!!!
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I'm really thinking about getting this phone but really want HTC V 4G
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If the One V was dual cored and 4G enabled, I probably would have waited for that but I believe it's single core and 3G only.
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If the One V was dual cored and 4G enabled, I probably would have waited for that but I believe it's single core and 3G only.
But it has ICS and Sense 4.0

It's so SHINY
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But it has ICS and Sense 4.0

It's so SHINY
Devs will port over Sense 4 onto the Evo V.
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The rep did in fact confirm that on 6/04/2012 (My billing date) I would be charged the $25 dollars. That is the main reason I called! I'm very happy with the phone and would highly recommend it.
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Thanks, I am getting one. There are not many choices of phones to
keep current $25 plan.

Triumph is nice. But the battery drains down too quickly. Heading
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The rep did in fact confirm that on 6/04/2012 (My billing date) I would be charged the $25 dollars. That is the main reason I called! I'm very happy with the phone and would highly recommend it.
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Anyone knows what case fit the elite? Does the case for "optimus elite ls696" do?
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Thanks a lot for the confirmation of keeping $25 plan. You are the first one that I read providing info based on the fact!!!

However, someone also speculated that after May 27, there is still little
chance that your plan is still going up since you are using new phone (even
if you don't swap phones anymore)

Did VM person confirm on that?
I asked VMUSA if I have a $25 a month plan and an Elite and have to replace the Elite for warranty reasons or whatever after 27th May if my plan would change to $35 and this was the reply.

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Hello Erin,

Thanks for contacting Virgin Mobile Customer Care.

Due to an unusual high volume of emails recently, it has taken us longer
than expected to respond to your email. We are very sorry for the delay
in responding and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

As long as you do the phone swap before May 27th, you will be able to
keep the same plan, even if a replacement order is processed after the
swap.

Hope this helps, if you need additional assistance, feel free to let us
know how we can assist further or contact us at 1-888-322-1122 (or *VM
from your handset). You can reach us 4am - 9pm PST 7 days a week. As a
reminder, please include your Virgin Mobile phone number and PIN on all
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u wont loose ur grandfathered account to a lg optimus elite. i had it with my grandfathered account .
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u wont loose ur grandfathered account to a lg optimus elite. i had it with my grandfathered account .
Before or after the cut off date?
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i after i bought it in june. de effect its only active if u buy phones after the lg optimus elite. i bought mines on june
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i after i bought it in june. de effect its only active if u buy phones after the lg optimus elite. i bought mines on june
I am really not sure what you are trying to say here.
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i said that u only loose ur grandfathered account. if u buy phones after the lg optimus elite
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