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Virgin Mobile Promotion - Ditch T-Mobile and get $100

Virgin Mobile has a deal for T-Mobile users. Port a phone number from T-Mobile to a Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan and pay for the first month's service before May 31, 2013 and Virgin Mobile will give you a $100 account credit.

Virgin has a webpage comparing their $55/month Beyond Talk plan with T-Mobile's $60 prepaid monthly plan. According to the comparison, switching to Virgin would save a user $334 over two years. The comparison includes buying a Samsung Galaxy S II on both carriers although the T-Mobile user undoubtedly already has a compatible phone.

Virgin Mobile's plan pricing is very competitive with T-Mobile's and in many cases users can save by money switching. As always when switching carriers check the new operator's coverage before you make the switch.

T-Mobile has bee aggressively pushing their prepaid offerings on late. They recently added more data to most of their monthly prepaid plans, made their post-paid plans more prepaid-like and is acquiring prepaid-only operator MetroPCS. These moves put increasing pressure on Sprint, which considers itself the prepaid leader among the big four operators. This promotion is likely a reaction to T-Mobile competitiveness in prepaid. Expect to see more promotions and maybe even some price cutting from these two.

The $100 offer is good on any of Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk plans (listed below) which start at $35/month

NameMonthly Price (plus sales tax)VoiceText/MMSData**
$35/mo$35/month300 min*unlimitedunlimited
$45/mo$45/month1200 min*unlimitedunlimited
$55/mo$55/monthunlimitedunlimitedunlimited
* Overage Rates- Voice: 10¢/min
** If you use over 2.5GB of data in a month data speeds will be reduced to 256Kbps or below for the rest of your month.

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  1. You mean May 31, 2013. We're well into 2013 now :-)

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  2. This is a nice promo however Virgin can't make up for their Sprint native service area. It is so limited. I cannot use it at home, work, on my way to work. . . I am really interested in the T-mobile no contract (not prepaid) service, they would allow you to roam onto other provider networks. I will stick with Airvoice for now. Hopefully someday Sprint will expand their coverage and then I will be a convert.

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    1. I'm in the same boat as you which is why I use Page Plus Cellular. They use Verizon towers so it is unlikely that I will switch. Verizon is really the cellular king.

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    2. Exactly. Boost is another. T-Mobiles network sits somewhere in between. That is why coverage maps have gotten so much better in the past 10 years. Use them. Remember you pay for roaming on Page Plus. Airvoice is AT&T pre-paid coverage as Page Plus is Verizon pre-paid. T-Mobiles prepaid is decent but don't depend on them once you go rural at all.

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    3. have you ever realized the past 10 years Sprints coverage hasnt really gotten any better?

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  3. Very Limited??? Virgin's network covers about 75% of the country. I travel a lot and I've always use them and have no problem. Unless you live in the middle of no where then probably Verizon is your only option.

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    1. Please, Verizon anything kills Sprint coverage wise, and I live in a city over 1 mil.

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    2. The industry measures coverage based on population, and not using land mass. You heat the term "pops" a lot fir that reason. Sprint coverage is very well in the mountain states.

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    3. Meant to type Sprint coverage is very "weak" in the mountain states.

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  4. We need better info on throttle speed after 2.5 GB of data use. Per the VM ad, it claims after 2.5 GB usage, speed is throttle to 3G speeds. Most people do not consider 256 kbps as 3G speed.

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  5. As a Virgin Mobile customer who has surpassed his 2.5 GB allotment, I KNOW I have been throttled down, and it is NOT 3G speed...more like 2G ( at best !) speed. Even given that as fact, if you don't talk much, you really can't beat $35 or $45 for their "unlimited" data.

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    1. According to Virgin Mobile's terms and conditions, the throttled speed is 256 Kbps or less:

      "Virgin Mobile will reduce throughput speeds when data usage exceeds the specific thresholds disclosed in its service offers. Customers will continue to have data access but maximum speeds may be limited per your plan to the following speeds for the remainder of the plan cycle: Beyond Talk: 256Kbps or below after the combined 3G/4G allotment has been reached and Broadband2Go: 2Mbps on the 4G network"

      Since they started throttling last year, Virgin's throttled speed has always been stated as "256 Kbps or less". It's only lately that they have been calling 256 Kbps "3G". That's technically correct as Sprint's 1xRTT 2g's maximum theoretical speed is 144 Kbps and Sprint's observed 2G speed only about 50-100 Kbps.

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    2. I never went past 1.4 GB on my VM device for two reasons, Sprint's 3G is painfully slow and I couldn't stand looking at the non-retina display for such a long time.

      You must have the patience of a Saint or willing to put up with slow speeds. For the same $35 a month, you can get WiMax service at 4 to 6 Mbps download speeds for 10 GB each month.

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  6. Bottomline is Tmobile is hyperaggressive on ALL fronts. They are what Sprint was in 2009. Hungry, anxious, eager. With 1900mhz refarming complete enough for them to finally launch the iphone 5 on their network. the BEST byod of any major big four carrier (even Att limits your use of smartphones only on certain plans),a revitalized and rapidly growing mvno program, a new prepaid division, merger with Metro pcs, "uncarrier" unsubsidized phones, truly unlimited 4g level data speeds and quantites, Tmobile is very dangerous to Sprint's prepaid divisions, ESPECIALLY horrible cs /lame coverage/no byod Virgin mobile. Sprint has every reason to be afraid of Tmobile . Every reason.

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    1. LOL @ "hyperaggresive", please, Tmobile can barely pay it's bills.

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    2. "The best byod", that's not exactly a positive thing , they cannot compete with Verizon and AT&T.

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  7. If I had a dollar T-Mobile went from 3G/4G to EDGE or GPRS even in higher population areas, I could buy them. They should stop their mouth flapping in their ads about how extensive their 4G network is.

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  8. Hi - Can someone help me with this? Which prepaid plan would you recommend to me for limited voice/texts and limited data? 400-600 mins and 100 MB. I have an unlocked Iphone 5. Thanks!

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    1. The best fit for you usage is probably the Airvoice $35 plan: unlimited voice and texts and 100 MB.

      See AT&T and AT&T MVNOs Compared for other options.

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  9. Thanks! This runs on AT&T network and I can keep my existing number while I use my unlocked Iphone 5 with it, correct?

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  10. And if I need an unlimited or more than 1GB data plan, then I guess straight talk is the best option? They're not selling AT&T sims right now, which is making me a bit hesitant.

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    1. Straight Talk's AT&T SIMs used to be a great deal but not only are they no longer selling them but lately I'm seeing multiple reports Straight Talk AT&T user's data being throttled after using only a few hundred KB.

      If you need AT&T coverage and more than 1 GB, there's only NET10 ($50 1.5 GB), which likely has the same throttling as StraightTalk, and RedPocket's $59.99, 2 GB plan.

      There's also a rumor that AT&T will launch a $60/month unlimited talk and text with 2 GB plan "soon". I don't have a lot of confidence in that however.

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  11. Yeah, for $5, I think it makes sense to go with NET10. Again, I can keep my existing number while I use my unlocked Iphone 5 with it just like airvoice, correct?

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