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Deal: Today Only, Virgin Mobile Samsung Restore $19.99 at Best Buy

The Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Samsung Restore Qwerty slider is on sale for $19.99 with free shipping, today only at bestbuy.com. The regular price is $59.99.

The Restore is one of Virgin Mobile's best non-smartphones. It's an EV-DO Rev A 3G device and features a 2 MP camera with video recording and playback and a 2.4 inch 240 x 320 screen. There's an MP3 player and support for memory cards up to 32 GB. As its name suggests it's a "green" phone made from mostly recyclable materials.

At $19.99, the Restore is a great value in a basic phone. It's a great backup phone for Beyond Talk customers. Unfortunately, because it's a Beyond Talk exclusive device, it can't be used on Virgin's lower monthly cost payLo plans.

Source  Best Buy via phonenews.com

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  1. that last sentence in your article is why i love t-mobile no contract. i don't understand how people haven't caught on yet! i have a monthly 4g plan with free roaming and i get 4g speeds because i buy phones from people on craigslist and just put my sim card in it. people wake up get a provider with a sim card not esn. yeswap people won't have to worry about restrictions by providers i switch phones like every two weeks and i can use any t-mobile phone sg3 galaxy note any high end with no restrictions with my t-mobile prepaid sim. the esn companies that do let you use any new phone make sure your device has a clean esn and charge you new activation fee so if you keep getting new boost phones activated because somebody bought a better phone off craigslist they got to pay activation fee for the phone where t-mobile i buy one prepaid sim and just put it in the phone, i dont have to pay any activation fees each time i get new phone. people stick with sim providers and buy a high end phone off craigslist it is that simple.

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    1. I prefer GSM phones for the same reason. Users not carriers need to control device selection.

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  2. Are you sure this won't work on PayLo plans? I went online and this phone, although out of stock on VM website, is listed for PayLo. What am I missing? How did you get to Beyond Talk exclusive? Just want to confirm before I decide to purchase.

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    1. I'm sure. The Samsung Restore is a Beyond Talk phone, it can not be activated on payLo. The payLo Samsung M575 is the same device except for the packaging. Virgin Mobile will not activate a Beyond Talk phone on on payLo even though they sell a payLo version on the same phone. It's a silly rule, but they make the rules.

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  3. Actually you are quite incorrect Yeswap. I still own a Samsung Restore and Kyocera Loft. Both I can activate either Beyond Talk plans or PayLo plans. Previously they were my Beyond Talk phones.

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    1. Interesting. According to the table on page 8 of this Virgin Mobile dealer newsletter , the Loft can indeed be activated on either payLo or Beyond Talk but the Restore is Beyond Talk only.

      The newsletter is from last December so perhaps the policy has changed. Or maybe you got a CSR who was willing to bend the rules and activate your Restore on payLo.

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  4. I had my restore on an Beyond Talk plan also and downgraded to paylo.

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  5. No actually when I went online to reactivate my Samsung Restore, it showed I could either activate it on PayLo or Beyond Talk. I didn't call customer service. As well letting my kid use the Loft, I also reactivated that on the $55 plan.

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    1. It sounds like Virgin Mobile has removed the restriction against using Beyond Talk feature phones on Beyond Talk. It's nice to have more options. Thanks for confirming this.

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  6. Is Lopay and pay as you go the same?

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