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Irving Patrick Freleigh
07-25-2010, 09:41 PM
I'm thinking it's about time to get a different cell phone. My mom is talking up Virgin Mobile, which evidently uses Sprint's network, and is planning to replace her Net 10 phone with a RUMR from them.

Supposedly for $25 a month, I can get 300 minutes (more than plenty for me) plus unlimited text and web access. I'll go research the plans a little more closely later, but mom says there's no contract.

My biggest question is service--is the signal good? Phone's not going to be static-y or anything?

Monica
07-25-2010, 09:48 PM
I use virgin mobile. I find it perfect. Not static-y at all.

Dave1982
07-26-2010, 03:14 AM
Do you mean a Rumor? I have an LG Rumor 2 on Sprint and have had no signal issues or problems, and I just went from Mass to Kentucky and back. Only time I lost the signal was in the mountains.

LionMan
07-26-2010, 04:45 AM
Its good if you have a Sprint tower nearby. There is no roaming on Virgin though.

dendawg
07-26-2010, 05:13 AM
Supposedly for $25 a month, I can get 300 minutes (more than plenty for me) plus unlimited text and web access. I'll go research the plans a little more closely later, but mom says there's no contract.

You can also buy a $20 top-up card that'll give you 200 minutes, and a $30 card that gives you 400. Every top-up gives you 90 days of service, and the minutes last a month.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
07-26-2010, 11:39 PM
Do you mean a Rumor? I have an LG Rumor 2 on Sprint and have had no signal issues or problems, and I just went from Mass to Kentucky and back. Only time I lost the signal was in the mountains.

Just like me to expect xtrem spelng where there is none. :)

Thanks to everybody who responded. I went ahead and ordered the LG Rumor. Now it's a matter of waiting (not so) patiently for it to arrive.

Once I get it activated and my current number on it, I will be kicking U.S. Cellular to the curb. Not that I've had any problems with their phone or their system or their service, mind you. I'll be cutting my monthly bill almost in half, getting free texting and web, and a cool phone.

DGoddessChardonnay
07-26-2010, 11:51 PM
But do those minutes expire at the end of the month if you don't use them all within 30 days?:confused:

At least that's one advantage I have with Blue Ball Wireless . . . rollover minutes.;)

dendawg
07-27-2010, 01:25 AM
But do those minutes expire at the end of the month if you don't use them all within 30 days?:confused:

Yea, that pretty much hits the nail on the head. Then again, 200 minutes is only a little under 3-1/2 hours.