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This is why we laugh at contract phones

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by platypuss94, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. platypuss94

    platypuss94 Lurker
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    for everyone who has just switched to virgin mobile and are questioning if it was a good decision, i urge you to look at this:

    Compare HTC ThunderBolt 4G vs Motorola Triumph full Specification, features & price

    after you have looked at that, i urdge you to look at this:

    Virgin mobile:

    Cell Phone Plans - Pay As You Go and Prepaid | Virgin Mobile

    Verizon:

    Plans - Verizon Wireless

    As you can see above the verizon "unlimited everything plan" would come to a total of 189.99 a month. now if that still doesnt shock you enough, here are the prices of the phones that i have shown above.

    TRIUMPH:

    Motorola Triumph Android Smartphone | Virgin Mobile

    THUNDERBOLT:

    Set Your Location

    (put your area code in and then you will see a drop down box that has two year plan on it. click that and change it to month to month)

    Next i present to you the coverage maps:

    Sprint:

    http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?ECID=SEM:Google:P:Sprint:Mobile:Broadband

    Verizon:

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorController?

    Now if all this hasn't shown you why virgin mobile is obviously the better choice than i have one final statement. verizon doesnt offer truly unlimited where as virgin mobile does. as you can see from there data plan, 12 gigs a month costs 100$. anything over that and they start charging you big time. virgin mobile being the little brother of sprint (only truly unlimited plan) gives us unlimited data, messaging, calling for only 55$ a month. thats half of what verizon charges for there so called "unlimited data" plan alone. add on there other services and the total monthly charges come to 189.99 a month. anyone else see the problem with this?

    lets do a little math. there are 12 months in a year.

    Virgin Mobile:

    12x55=660

    660+300 for the phone=960 total for one year of unlimited everything.

    Verizon:

    12x190=2280

    2280+570 for the phone=2850 total for one year of "unlimited" everything.

    if my point still hasnt been made than please kindly continue paying 1620$ more than those of us who stick with the company with the horrible name. =)

    have a great day!

    this is dedicated to my parents who don't even use data on verizon and still pay 70$ a month.

    ~platypuss94~
     


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  2. slider6996

    slider6996 Well-Known Member

    Correct me if im wrong cuz i honestly hope i am but didnt virgin mobile just start this month in october by limited data usage to 3 or 5 gigs then u get throttled down to slower speeds? I read it myself months ago but idk if its in effect now.
     
  3. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles

    They haven't started throttling data yet, but they plan on doing so (April, iirc).
     
  4. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    I pondered becoming a Virgin but am unsure about its 3G tethering (on the sly) capabilities. I hear that since it’s mooching Sprint bandwidth, it is not reliable 24/7. It’s cheaper though, which continues to tempt me.
     
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  6. platypuss94

    platypuss94 Lurker
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    i am in Vancouver Washington and have miui loaded on my triumph. the wireless tether works flawlessly (wireless tether for root users) and as you said in Washington and Oregon i get great coverage everywhere.
     
  7. Vinoykr

    Vinoykr Lurker

    Thanks for the first site which you menstioned Phonesvilla
    Its a cool site with lots of comparison of phones :)

    Good one
     

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