Do you know if you can pay a monthly plan with top up cards?
New Helio news
I am excited about it. I love the VM service. Coverage is OK, but not the best. I don't wander far outside the coverage area too often anyway. Any chance that they will expand to use the entire CDMA area like Sprint does?
I think a no contract, or pay as you go, phone service that included some higher end internet services like Helio, would really give VM a competitive edge, especially among young people who don't want contracts.
Let's hope some new news comes out soon!
Does anyone know how the referal thing works?
Has anyone tried this and made a successful credit to there account. If so what are the steps that you took? I've tried it twice and nothing happens to either phones.
Also, the all you can eat plan has emerged for 79.99. I am hoping, now that they have bought out Helio, that they get creative with a Smartphone (Ocean 2), and offer a Prepaid plan with that phone. I think it would be a great seller.
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Annoying Tone on Power Up or Power Down
I have an Audiovox 8610 from Virgin Mobile. Whenever I turn it on or off, it plays an annoying little jingle. I can't seem to find a way to disable it. Can anyone help?
So, is there a way to block numbers from my phone so they can't call me anymore?
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CDM-8610VM "SRCH 00000" reboots
My Virgin Mobile Audiovox 8610 just started rebooting itself randomly after displaying a white screen with the text "SRCH 00000" at the top. Anyone seen this before?
Specs for Wildcard Festival Special Edition?
I suspect it will probably be just a different color or something, but it would be really cool if there were additional features.
I have done a search but haven't found anything yet.
Mobile Web Browsing
New phone - the Flare
I love that new phones are being offered with nicer amenities, but yet they don't forget that they're PHONES, to be used as such. And that they can offer these nicer touches so affordably. You shouldn't have to enter a contract for a decent phone that works, that doesn't cost so much that you have to be afraid if you drop or lose it by accident.
Now, if anyone from Virgin Mobile is taking notes, I'd like a bluetooth version of m...
Needing to know if Txt messaging avilable w/prepay
Phone not activated after 5 days
I called customer service on Sunday (going all the way downtown to use a land line at school), and the first woman was nice, but didn't get it - she told me to do the whole ##whatever thing again, and if it didn't activate after 4 hours, to call back. It didn't, and I did. I also emailed VM cust. service on Friday night, and just TODAY got a message. The girl on the phone the 2nd time told me to do the same thing (...
Hate to say it, But T-Mobile To Go is probably a Better Deal
If you compare rates with T-Mobile To Go (T-Mobile's prepay service), Virgin is considerably more expensive in most cases. Virgin's rates end up working out to 15-20 cents a minute for most folks, while with T-M To Go, if you're willing to buy minutes in $50 or $100 chunks, the rates are 10-12 cents a minute... quite a bit better.
And even when it comes to very low usage (i.e. the'glovebox special'), which is one of Virgin's strong points, T-M TG is still a good deal.
For example, the $100 card with T-M To Go gives you 1000 minutes, and those minutes last one full year. Thus, if you buy one $100 T-M To Go card, you'r...
Also, does anyone know if there will be any special deals or price reductions on this phone soon?
Sugar Mama-worth enrolling
How Will VM Compete?
Granted, these services each deploy their own infrastructure and limit roaming*.
However, Boost Mobile, which traditionally has offered pay-as-you-go voice and PTT on Sprint Nextel's iDEN network, is now offering unlimited local and long distance in select metro areas on Sprint's CDMA network.
I think Amp'D mobile and XE was the beginning of a natural correction/ consolidation for the pay-as-you wireless field.
While Virgin Mobile was a pioneer of the pay-as-you-go model and continues to innovate on content, it needs to catch up on the price end.
Perhaps they've been too distracted by...
new phone connects only to American Roaming Network
Here's the problem:
It connects only to the American Roaming Network. If I try to make an outgoing call, I hear a recorded message from American Roaming Network advising me that the call will cost several dollars. If I try to make an incoming call, I get only the Virgin voicemail.
I know there's a strong Sprint PCS signal because I've can detect it with my other phone, a Sprint phone with a Sprint account - so the problem is not a lack of signal.
That's 15 hours after I activated the phone.
I phoned Virgin's customer se...