Compare: Tmobile and Virgin Mobile Prepaid Plans

I should say beforehand that I do realize I’m biased toward Virgin Mobile, in large part because they are my prepaid provider. I jumped to them from T-Mobile. Knowing that, read on. 🙂

Folks who drop by have been looking for news about T-Mobile again, and since the merger is no longer an issue (for now), there has to be something else going on. I can’t tell just what it is yet, but I did stumble on something interesting.

On T-Mobile’s blog, they have an entry talking about their prepaid plans. In the entry, they say:

“Customers don’t have to make compromises with T-Mobile’s Monthly4G. Unlike what our competitors offer, our Monthly4G customers get the best devices, fast nationwide 4G network speeds and affordable service plan prices. “ They say that their prepaid service is a “better way to do prepaid”. Here’s the standard for figuring out their download speed comparison:

Speed claim based on download speeds on Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network vs. competitors’ prepaid phones and networks.”

Now, I can’t say anything about their download speed, and I don’t know enough about devices to compare the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to anything Virgin Mobile sells. But I can look at prices across companies. Here’s what I see.

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My Review: Virgin Mobile Service Is Excellent!

Hey everyone:

So I’ve been with Virgin Mobile for around 6 months now. I jumped ship for fear that T-Mobile was going to get eaten by the Death Star. And there was no way I was going to be an AT&T customer ever again.

Man, I should have jumped AGES ago. I love being with Virgin Mobile!

I’m sure some of you remember this ad:

I have to tell you, it is a cool party. Here’s what’s gone on so far:

1) I’ve had my battery replaced for free (including shipping both ways) when I had a phone problem. No haggling, no assumption that I did something wrong to my phone first.

2) As long as it’s not too close to my pay by date, I can shift my plan up or down whenever I feel like it.

3) I can email or call them directly, but I also have the option of help in person at Best Buy.

The biggest issue I know people have is paying for the fee to dump their plan and the price of the new phone right off the bat. I was lucky in that I had gotten a lump sum disability check, so I was able to pay all that upfront without too much hurt.

All I can say is even if you have to save up for a few months, it’s worth it in the long run. I pay $35/month right now, plus tax which brings the total up to $38.33. For that I get unlimited data, web, and text plus 300 minutes a month. $49 will get me 1200 minutes, and $62-65ish will bring unlimited everything. I’ll never go back to a contract phone again.

Mrs. Linc is jealous…she stayed on T Mobile and pays between $90-100/month for 700 minutes and unlimited everything else. If we could afford it right now, she would jump ship too.

And did I mention I can get calls and texts in a couple of places I couldn’t before? Yep…