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…