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  1. agentc13

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    Came across this post:
    http://androidforums.com/virgin-mobile/481788-how-do-i-get-mms-without-data-plan-vm-canada.html

    It made me realize that there is not a separate forum (or sub forums) for VM USA / Non-USA. Virgin Mobile in the US is different than VM in the other countries. I know things are handled differently with the stuff in the USA compared to elsewhere as well. Just thought I would bring it up here, because VM in the USA is part of Sprint. I believe it is it's own entity elsewhere.
     

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    There are several carriers with multi nation coverage. T-mobile is also available in the UK. Many (if not all) of the European carriers operate in various countries.

    I think this thread could be moved to the suggestion box ;) Phases tends to comment more on threads tere
     
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    I guess the difference is that VM USA is not the same company as VM elsewhere (even though they are all called Virgin Mobile :thinking:). Is that the case for T-Mobile. (I am pretty ignorant about specifics in other countries :(). Also, I am not saying that this necessarily means there need to be more forums, but it should be looked at I guess.

    Also, I will move the thread then, good call.
     
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    Looking at their websites, T-Mobile is the same in the UK and US. Although it'll be Everything Everywhere in the UK at some point in the year as they've been bought out by Orange UK.
     
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    They are owned by the same company. Virgin Group is based in London which is the parent company to Virgin mobile which operates in Australia, Canada, France, India, Qatar, South Africa, UK, and USA. Virgin Mobile

    While not being the same company as in if you move from one country to the next your contract will transfer but they are owned by the same company.

    T-mobile is the same IIRC where T-mobile USA and T-mobile UK were both owned by Deutsche Telekom AG. Like EP said there was a merger so T-mobile UK is only 50% owned by Deutsche Telekom AG now. T-mobile operates in 10 European countries as well as the USA, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
     
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    I guess I was under the impression that Sprint was the one who owned VM USA, and it was not directly under the same umbrella as the other VM's. At least I have seen that said around some of the device forums and probably in the VM forum itself.

    I do know that it operates differently than in most other countries since it is also tied to Sprint in some way.
     
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    Ahh you are right, it looks like initially VM USA just leased Sprint towers but was purchased from Virgin Group in 2009 by Sprint. They license the VM name but no longer the same owner as VM companies in other countries.

    I should fully research the company I am typing about before I hit submit :D
     
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    Well, I am glad you were wrong and I was right :p. But it can and does lead to confusion eh? ;)
     
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    Yeah ;) it's okay I've been wrong before (once) so I can get over it :p
     
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    Just ran across another post with a similar issue.
    We either need to add the other VM stuff in the stickies or something to ease the confusion.
     

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