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i have a assurance wireless "virgin mobile" question

Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by NYIRISHGAMER, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. NYIRISHGAMER

    NYIRISHGAMER Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I have a "non android" phone a lg200 from assurance wireless aka:virgin mobile and i receive because i am legally disabled and is a good phone but i want to upgrade so i e-mail virgin mobile and assurance wireless about

    "will a android phone work on assurance wireless because my lg 200 that i have current is good but limited"

    and they reply back with mixes message "VM say NO" and "AW say yes/maybe"

    but also VM also said that because is 3G that is will not working with assurance wireless but i think is possible because i just want a better phone that have more feature that the lg 200 so help me out
     

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  2. cammykool

    cammykool Android Expert

    you reailly need to talk to assurance wireless about iyt they may activate aVM phone try an optimus v good phone for the price
     
  3. JWPRunner

    JWPRunner Lurker

  4. tdawg1978

    tdawg1978 Newbie

    I know "old Thread" But could a LG L70 work with AW? Just need to unlock and yes a AW SIM Micro.
    I don't see why it not would. And if get the AW data plan I think a smartphone should work all the way.
     
  5. aml1025

    aml1025 Android Enthusiast


    Assurance Wireless runs on Sprint's CDMA network, which doesn't use SIMs. They will only allow you to activate and use their basic phone or a Virgin Mobile "PayLo" phone.
     
  6. tdawg1978

    tdawg1978 Newbie

    Oh forgot about that. phone has wcdma. hmmmm.

    Any government phone programs that do use SIMs?
     
  7. sirrx7

    sirrx7 Member

    A senior citizen neighbor of mine asked me to do a bit of research for her so I think I can share a bit of info.
    Assurance Wireless is through Virgin Mobile (Sprint). You can use the free phone they send you or you can buy a Paylo phone from the VM site.

    As for using a SIM...
    Safelink uses Tracphone (AT&T). You'll get a sim for it BUT the sim is locked in to that phone. You cannot use the sim in another phone like an Android phone. You can try but everything I've read says that the service will only work in a non smart tracphone.

    She says she had trouble with the safelink phone her friend had because her eyesight isn't what it once was so I ordered her a LG Aspire from VM's Paylo. We should be able to transfer the assurance service to that so hopefully with a bigger dialer she should be OK. I just wish they would offer the jitterbug type phones on these government subsidized plans. Our seniors are the ones in need of these phones but they can't use them because they're too small to see and the keys are difficult to press with arthritic hands.
     
  8. Layni Brand

    Layni Brand Lurker

    I just talked to AW this morning. You CANNOT use Android phones on AW. I do have a list that they gave me of the phones that can be used if anyone wants it. :)
     
  9. sirrx7

    sirrx7 Member

    Absolutely, like I said in my last post, Assurance said any Paylo phone could be used but your list would be beneficial to anyone who needs a different phone.
     
  10. Layni Brand

    Layni Brand Lurker

    Actually the list I have are the only ones that can be used
     
  11. sirrx7

    sirrx7 Member

    So what are they? I imagine there are plenty of people who'd appreciate the list. I'm down to check it out.
     
  12. Layni Brand

    Layni Brand Lurker

    Alcatel OneTouch Retro
    LG Aspire
    Kyocera Contact
    Kyocera Kona
    Kyocera Brio
    Samsung Montage
    Samsung Entro
     
  13. Secor420

    Secor420 Lurker

    You have *an Assurance Wireless "Virgin Mobile" question...



     
  14. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
    Moderator

    That's what we call an 'Obama phone', but what's your question?
     
  15. Secor420

    Secor420 Lurker

    My previous Assurance phone was the ZTE quest and my current but also not functioning Assurance phone is the ANS UL40 and both devices use sim cards and both are smartphonez...

     
  16. Secor420

    Secor420 Lurker

    I used to call them NoBama phones, Now I call them Trump phones

     
  17. aml1025

    aml1025 Android Enthusiast

    My last comment that you quoted was from 4 years ago. Rules of the program have changed and now not only Assurance but I think all Lifeline-type providers do allow smartphones.
     
  18. Rickkrockstar

    Rickkrockstar Lurker

    Problem solved.
    It's the original launcher that has built in ads,
    Set after several times of swiping up.
    Simply installing a new phone launcher from play store, ad free launcher, will fix the problem.
    Your welcome.
     
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