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best place to top up?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by androidwd40, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. androidwd40

    androidwd40 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    just wondering if anyone knows of a good place to top up online

  2. ENVi3

    ENVi3 Android Enthusiast

  3. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Yeah about a year ago Virgin changed the price structure for resellers, I don't think that anyone offers much, if any discounts anymore . You used to be able to get 3-5 % off with no sales tax and instant email delivery of your pin.
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  4. Ted Roo

    Ted Roo Newbie

    It's worth a couple of US pesos to me to set it and forget it on the Virgin website. No messing with a dead phone.
  5. androidwd40

    androidwd40 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the replies, was looking for an alternative to callingmart since it isn't as good with discounts as it used to be.
  6. redgjm

    redgjm Well-Known Member

    Crazygametime.com $60 topup for $50 and 40$ topup for $34.
  7. Ted Roo

    Ted Roo Newbie

    That could add up to a hundred or two a year. I might be willing to change my ways for that :D Thanks for the link!
  8. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I am new to prepaid. From VM's perspective, a dollar is a dollar?
    They have weird increments that don't match up with the beyond talk plans. I assume this means nothing right? A dollar is a dollar right, and I only need $45 of them in my account each month?
  9. redgjm

    redgjm Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter where you by the top up from, it's all the same to Virgin. You just need to have enough in your account to pay your bill.
  10. koopakid08

    koopakid08 Android Expert

    How legit is this site? They are asking for my phone number, do they put you in some telemarketer list?

    Anyone have any experiences?
  11. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert

    Can anyone verify this site as legit?
  12. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member

    I get mine from target.. sometimes they'll sell $35 cards for $33.95.. and I also get a 5% discount for using my Redcard.
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  13. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Well-Known Member

    Before I switched to Virgin Mobile, I used STIMobile. I got my charge cards from a site called Cheapphonecards.com (at least in the beginning. And I think it's defunct now.)

    For some unknown reason, the minutes I got from Cheapphonecards.com would disappear fairly quickly. I might get 100 minutes and they'd all disappear in a week even when I've only made a few short calls. The official cards from STIMobile did not have this problem.

    I'm very wary of purchasing non-official cards for any prepaid carrier after that experience..
  14. Rewt

    Rewt Newbie

    Well the difference is that with phone cards, they have control over your minutes. With virgin mobile pins (or any other carrier), it's done by dollars. And as soon as you type that code into Virgin Mobile, and add the money to your account, there's nothing they can do.

    Just bought a $60 card from crazygametime for $50, and can verify they are legit.
  15. redgjm

    redgjm Well-Known Member

    They're legit. Also they use your number to send you a.pin required to make a purchase. They don't give out your number.
  16. mrawesome22

    mrawesome22 Android Enthusiast

    I just ordered from crazygametime.com

    Worked great. Thanks for the link. :thumbup:
  17. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast

    I noted this when I saw it, for when my bill was due. Just tried it, and it works perfectly. Thank you!

    No problems.
  18. biggpat86

    biggpat86 Well-Known Member

    yea im hella gonna try out that site. for top ups and for M$ points.
  19. remanifest

    remanifest Android Expert

    Very nice, thank you! Now my bill is < $35 a month if they keep this deal going!

    Also, this amounts to a free month of service every 7 months if you don't go over your rate plan
  20. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I topped up with them today without any issues. February has been paid for.
  21. remanifest

    remanifest Android Expert

    Just used crazygametime.com successfully for the first time.. Very simple and almost instant delivery (pin came immediately after PayPal receipt).
  22. KennyFiesta

    KennyFiesta Newbie

    CrazyGameTime is legit, if you have any customer service issues, do it through PayPal. They replied and helped in about 15 minutes.
  23. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    As of right now, eBay is the best place to buy discount top ups. This thread here (http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-v-4g/701031-phone-worth-2.html) got hijacked and turned into a discount top up thread...but perhaps it's time to organize (Spring Cleaning).

    Maybe we can start using this thread instead for discussions.
  24. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, it was off-topic in the other thread.

    I called eBay out of curiosity, they said they could investigate his account, and possible outcomes could include banning his account from eBay, even over a violation through the classifieds. They don't, however, have a buyer protection policy through classifieds, as we already know.

    The seller still has not responded. I just sent him another message, just in case he didn't see the last one for whatever reason. I'm giving him an additional two days to respond, before I file a claim against him. I'm not worried since Paypal should have me covered, as well as my cc company, as an additional layer of protection.

    If he doesn't respond to my messages, I would not buy from him again. Even though other people are having some success with this guy, he's obviously unreliable, and uncommunicative. I'd rather spend a few more dollars on a seller with a higher, positive feedback count, who stands by their listings.
  25. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I'm sorry this happened to you. I can actually see how this happened. that seller was giving two $40 top ups and counting that as a $60 top up...pretty generous if you ask me. But he get in too deep. He ran out of $40 top ups right when you bought one...so he could only apply one of them.

    He (she) is now selling $80 top ups which is actually a $60 + $20 top up...which matches with my scenario of him (her) running out of $40 top ups. This doesn't explain why he didn't add one of the $20 top ups he has to make it a $60 top up.

    Just something to point out here. All of these people from Kansas City MO who are selling these discount top ups are all likely Chinese people, and their English skills are unknown.

    My last 3 paypal transactions for top ups were to:

    Huipeng Xu
    lixia li
    lirong lin (this is the one with 2 feedback who hasn't responded to Droidula)

    Are you emailing directly to untiedstatephonetopup@hotmail.com? I don't think that there is intentional malice going on here. I think that there was an error, and perhaps the English isn't good enough to realize that a complaint is being emailed. So I don't feel that this vendor is intentionally trying to dupe people...I just feel that customer support isn't very good, and I attribute that to possibly to a language barrier. Keep trying. I hope this gets resolved soon so that I have the confidence to grab some of those $80 top ups for $44 :D

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