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  1. J Facter

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    Hello, this is my first time posting anything on the internet to any person out there, so please do not yell at me :D
    I am looking to buy a smartphone from Virgin Mobile, what i believe to be the cheapest cellular phone service. just last month their plans were as cheap as 25 dollars, now, however, they have risen about 10 dollars. in fear of another price increase i am considering getting a really crappy phone from them to at least get the price they offer now and to wait a little longer for a smartphone. originally i aimed to get the motorola triumph but a buddy had got it and he said bugs and crappy battery life made the phone undesirable. all i want is a decent smartphone that has the all in one capability of a phone camera and mp3. the specs for the triumph were just fine, but to avoid bugs, how long should i wait after a phone has come out, and will the phones always just get better and better making the predecessor unwanted? anyway, since virgin mobile is already behind the pack with smartphones, would waiting for a smartphone from virgin to be de-bugged put me WAY far behind smartphone users?
     

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    Welcome to AF! :)

    Just so you know it wouldn't matter if you were to buy a crappy phone from Virgin Mobile now in fear of a price hike. Since Virgin Mobile is a prepaid contract free carrier the price you pay doesn't get locked in. So if you buy a phone now and the price goes up in a few months, your still going to have to pay more when they raise the prices.

    Every smartphone has bugs, if I were you I would do some extensive research on the forums here and see exactly what problems the Triumph has.

    Motorola Triumph - Android Forums

    Just because a friend says it has a lot of bugs doesn't mean they know exactly what they are talking about.

    It's also not a great idea to wait until the bugs are fixed, most likely they are only small bugs that won't cause you many problems. And even when they do update the device it's still going to have a bug of some sort. Also, if you were to end up waiting it's quite likely that a newer, better Android device will be available on Virgin Mobile.

    It's always best to do your research, and then make your decision. Being indecisive with Android devices is never a good thing, there is always something better around the corner. If you see a device that fits your needs then you should definitely get it. Currently the Motorola Triumph is the best device offered on Virgin Mobile, if you only want something with the basics I would look into the LG Optimus.

    Also, most Android devices don't have the greatest battery life. You can always expect to charge it at least every night unless you buy an extended battery. Battery technology in it's current state isn't very good, and they aren't doing much to further develop battery technology.

    Sorry for the long post, hopefully this helps. :)
     
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    Low-cost no-contract carriers like Virgin, Boost, Cricket, etc. never offer top-notch phones. It's cheap, resold service provided by a major carrier, who would be stupid to offer equal service and devices at lower cost than their own brands. Virgin and the like also don't offer 4G. Only for seriously cost-sensitive users.
     

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