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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pocketwatch, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. pocketwatch

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    I Looked for a thread about this but didn't find one. Are the top up cards that VM use anything like the Trac fone cards to buy mins or are they a totally different thing? I like to use my Optimus as a fone and not just as ipod touch like device.
     

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    Typically they are. Of course, with the Android devices, there's a monthly fee. That's taken out of your account balance.

    The main difference is that where TracFone uses cards to purchase 'units', Virgin Mobile just has a cash balance that you can add too. Each type of communication (calling, texts, picture messages, web) costs a different amount which subtracts from your balance. But of course with these Android devices, the lowest possible plan includes unlimited data/text/web. The time that you talk on the phone is subtracted from your "minute pack" that you purchased ($35 for 300, $45 for 500, $55 for unlimited) for that month out of your current account balance.

    Sorry if that is more complicated than it needs to be. lol
     
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    If you had a regular mobile phone (non-smart phone) you could use Virgin's PayLo service, in which case the Top-Up card would act like a Trac card. But Virgin requires (and rightly so) the Optimus V and other smart phone (Triumph and Intercept) to be on their Beyond Talk plans which all have unlimited data and text.
     
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