Go Back   Android Forums > Android Carriers > Virgin Mobile

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 11th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
elhamda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 77
 
Device(s): LG Motion Nexus 5
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 29
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default Unlimited, Talk, Text and Data for $30 at MetroPCS

Starting tomorrow, MetroPCS will be offering a plan for $30 that includes unlimited voice/text/Data. The first 250 MB will be on 4G and the rest on 3G. Those us of who are on the grandfathered plans, we will never see 4G at Virgin unless we upgrade to a newer plan. Thus this is a great alternative. I am currently using an Optimus Elite that is giving me mostly 2G and no connections. The offer is only available in their retail stores and not online. I just hope they offer good phones to use with their service.

MetroPCS to Launch $30 LTE Plan Tomorrow | Prepaid Phone News

elhamda is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 12th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
350X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NWOhio
Posts: 1,266
 
Device(s): 3X LG Optimus V Rooted - Eken T02A Tablet - KindleFire - Ramos W17PRO Tablet
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 93 Times in 84 Posts
Default

But whats the large cap? I get full 3G even if I use 5-6GB

Do they over look and ignore tethering use like Virgin
__________________
Ramos W17PRO Dual Core Cortex A9 1.5Ghz 1GB DDR3 ICS 4.0.3 Tablet > FLsuperstore.com - KindleFire -
LG Optimus V rooted Fryo 2.2.2 - 2 LG Optimus V Rooted Fryo 2.2.2 WiFi Only Phones -
Eken T02A Allwin A10 Tablet Gingerbread 2.3.4 >FLsuperstore.com -My Apps -free app hosting, PM me.
350X is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,457
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+, Nook HD+, HP Touchpad w/ CM10 and Nook Color (previously rooted)
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 123
Thanked 484 Times in 301 Posts
Default

The issue I see is that MetroPCS, at least last I heard, doesn't actually have 3G -- their 3G speeds are actually 2G (max of about 250 kbps).

Granted, Sprint/VM 3G speeds in some areas aren't a lot faster than that but, if you are in an area where you get the 1MB 3G speeds on Virgin you will find that Metro after 250 MB will be similar to the speeds you get on Virgin after being throttled at 2.5 GB. Then again, you mention in your area you are getting 2G speeds on VM anyway, so it might be a decent deal for you.
mogelijk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 51
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I'm pretty sure 3G on MetroPCS is always going to be faster than 3G on Virgin Mobile, even if you're literally standing ON a Sprint satellite lol. Either way, this is a great deal, only if they allow any Metro phone on this plan...hopefully. Then I may consider switching.
frantik508 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: N Side of Chicago
Posts: 286
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 90
Thanked 41 Times in 31 Posts
Default

Yeah, the grass is always greener. 250mb at 4g doesn't seem worth it and if they don't have 3g to fall back on I see no point. I guess it's the devil you know. In other words, no thanks. Not worth all the hassle of switching/buying a new phone, etc.
hiwatt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Belleville, IL
Gender: Male
Posts: 265
 
Device(s): LG Optimus G (Straight TALK T-Mobile) Galaxy Nexus,Atrix HD/2,ONE X,EVO V 4G,Triumph
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 9
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

This is why I moved to Straight Talk. $45 unlimited everything*.... I'm gonna figure out the data... limits ;-)

AT&T sucks but its better then Virgin Mobile. I had forgotten the joys of having a boring azz conversation and being able to be on 3G all at the same time.
sounreal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: St.Louis
Gender: Female
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up Some Switches are Worth It.

I just switched my cell phone company from one of the big boys at $325 a month for 2 phones and a tablet, to a new carrier for $98 a month with a WiFi hotspot. No Contract, No Credit Check. I get unlimited talk, text and data on a 4g network.
DeniseDW is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
thebryceee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,245
 
Device(s): Nexus⁴, Evo V 4G, Rooted Kindle Fire
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 140
Thanked 233 Times in 212 Posts
Default

AT&T's 3G is pretty good here. My Evo V and my buddy's iPhone compared speed tests and mine clocked in at 1.5 MB down and his was 3.89 MB down.
thebryceee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New York City
Posts: 128
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 57
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Based on my personal and friends' usage in New York City 5 boros and Hudson County of NJ, the only service providers I would even consider switching are TMobile and Verizon. ATT speed and coverage here in NYC is worst of the big 4. There are blind spots even in the middle of Time Square for ATT!!! My wife is on ATT (through her work). Her 4G is at best 1mbps. A few times I used my wife's phone, and I got an "all circuits are busy". This is in my apt located right outside Midtown Tunnel and the calls were placed after 8pm. Her 3G is no better than my VM. MetroPCS is ok in NYC from south of Harlem and down to Wall Street area. Outside of this, it's hit or miss.
hchen42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
elhamda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 77
 
Device(s): LG Motion Nexus 5
Carrier: MetroPCS

Thanks: 29
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeniseDW View Post
I just switched my cell phone company from one of the big boys at $325 a month for 2 phones and a tablet, to a new carrier for $98 a month with a WiFi hotspot. No Contract, No Credit Check. I get unlimited talk, text and data on a 4g network.
Is $98/month for one phone or two? Also which carrier is it and are you happy with the service?

I think people should be more than willing to make a switch to get better rates/service. That is one of the benefits of no contract. I realize that it can be inconvenient to switch.

In regards to MetroPCS, I checked their phone selections and although they are all 4Gs, they are not the best.
elhamda is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
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 12:50 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.