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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by hiwatt, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. hiwatt

    hiwatt Android Enthusiast
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    And I LIKE IT a lot. Big upgrade all they way 'round. FWIW, I couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else. Best Buy has Virgin's website price beat by quite a bit.

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  2. MrGlowy

    MrGlowy Android Enthusiast

    I got mine pretty much for free, thanks to the best buy warranty :p
  3. hiwatt

    hiwatt Android Enthusiast
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    I gotta say; I am blown away by this phone. Granted, I was upgrading from an Optimus Elite, which served well for a while. This phone is a different animal and I really like it. The 4G LTE speeds are good here in Chicago, big difference right there. Also, this phone is way faster (as far as processing) than the OE (go figure). I've only had it for less than a day. I will report back. So far, it's really good. Oh...and switching my account over was really dead easy. It's a series of keytaps and done. Impressed.
  4. larrytxeast

    larrytxeast Member

    They should've called this phone the LG Optimus V III, and in like manner the LG Optimus Elite should've been called the LG Optimus V II. It really is the logical progression of what the LG Optimus V "classic" started--stable, reliable performance that for its time doesn't feel like a cheap phone but doesn't break the bank. "Entry-level" has moved from 3.2" to 3.5" to 4" and added LTE/4G to boot.

    I've had this phone for the past 5-odd days & I concur, it's great. I don't ask a lot of a phone in terms of power, but I demand that it just WORK, without glitches & such nonsense, and it can't lag on basic tasks. Also it needs respectable battery life & it can't 8011 years for the GPS to lock on to your target.

    This phone has totally done that for me. Its GPS is fast and sure, its battery life is way superior to my previous Kyocera Rise or even the not-as-bad ZTE Awe I tried briefly (to be clear, it will still need daily charging, you might even need to take an external battery charger if you use the GPS a lot, but on typical non-GPS usage it will usually last all day). It doesn't hang up on basic tasks, and its display looks pretty good, especially for an entry-level device. It doesn't have any glitches like the ZTE Awe I owned which would "loop reboot" once the battery hit the 30% level or so.

    I got mine for $70 at Radio Shack, and especially at that price, I definitely recommend it. If you want something better than "broke as a joke" phones like the Chaser or Kyocera Event but can't do a top-level phone like the Galaxy S3, this is the one to get.
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  5. hiwatt

    hiwatt Android Enthusiast
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    I wonder if best buy will price match after the sale?
  6. mrnyjet

    mrnyjet Android Enthusiast

    They do but only for current ad. So use your computer to print out radio shack.com ad for $69 price. It is only effective until dec 12th. Hurry! I used the $20 credit towards another $35 top up card.
  7. Kg198202

    Kg198202 Well-Known Member

    I was told by the manager if you bought it on black Friday they wont price match radioshack etc
  8. nickduck83

    nickduck83 Lurker

    I got this phone online for the same price and I'm really disappointed you can't move stuff to the SD card and The Simpson's tapped out isn't compatible :-(... Are you having any problems?
  9. hiwatt

    hiwatt Android Enthusiast
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    Went back to Best Buy and they refunded me the difference! I didn't need to print up anything, they checked online for me. GREAT phone for $70!

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