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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by roym6, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. roym6

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    VM is getting the motorola triumph. i cant buy a new phone now! why?
     

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    We give up. Why can't you buy a new phone now?:)

    I can't buy one now either- because i can't afford too. I'm broke!.:eek:
    Probably still won't be able to afford it when it gets released.


    I'm happy with the V and it's capabilities --and a plan I can afford. Down the road, when my finances turn around, the phone won't be all that expensive when I take into consideration the low plan cost and no contract ties-- and the V will still be worth something to someone.

    That being said, at the point I can afford the phone- and assuming it will be at least $250, we're getting pretty close to basic tablet price- and I might get a lot more use out of a tablet and the V, then just a phone with a slightly bigger screen and faster processor.
     
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    You both have your points. But still, the resolution on the new one...I just got all atingle. But it's hard to imagine giving up my four month (great) phone for a new one.
     
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    Great reasoning. I will do the same. The V does everything that I need right now. I don't want to constantly be on the bleeding edge for cell phones.
     
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    I want the phone :eek: lol but I'm so used to GSM carriers and unlocked phones, I may eventually switch to Simple Mobile just for that reason, I've done a lot of rooting/installing roms etc but every time I do on my V I get a little nervous. When I had T Mobile I have a pile of spare phones I could use in case I killed my phone lol than again I guess if I got this phone when it came out I could use my V as a spare once I reset it to default.
     
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    This is great news, even if I don't buy it right away it should make the optimus V cheaper. It shows that Virgin is going to continue to release new android phones with a stock android experience and not a bunch of locked down garbadge. All this gives you is more options and decreased prices on current hardware.
     
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    any Idea what the Triumph's OS is,Please tell me its Gingerbread,and not the security swiss cheesed Froyo
     
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    its froyo. stock froyo though so no blur. would be a great phone other then Motorola's crappy encrypted bootloaders.
     
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    Except for the guess on the $250 price tag. If Vs are still selling strong for $200, a high-end phone like the Triumph might as well sell for $400 or more. There simply hasn't been such a high-end phone in the U.S. with a no-contract plan that was anything like VMUs'. Compared to the insane contract plans of the other guys, even $500 or more would be a steal over the long run.
     
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    I will have to get the Triumph. I love the V, but my old eyes can't take the small fonts much longer. The V will be going to my 19 y.o. son. He won't have any problems seeing small fonts.
     
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    agreed!
     
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    Moving this to the VM section.
     
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    Best buy has pre-order for $299.99 currently. :)
     
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    Why? Because it's not available yet... My guess is its release coincides with the VM rate increase. Great new phone to lure new customers at higher price/month. Hiopefully if grandfathered a phone swap won't effect my $25 rate!
     

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