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Smartphone Buying Guide

Breaking News: Yes you can now order a prepaid iPhone from Virgin Mobile USA! The best possible prepaid smartphone with the cheapest prepaid data plans. We have full details here.

Overview: Virgin Mobile has a heavy emphasis on smartphones. With Virgin prepaid, you can most likely get the smartphone the suits your needs. They are always adding to their selection including smartphones from HTC, Samsung, Motorola and LG. They have the best data usage for prepaid smartphones with unlimited starting at $30 per month. The big news in 2012 of Virgin Mobile is that they are adding the prepaid iPhones 4 and iPhone 4s, to their lineup.

Virgin Mobile Prepaid Data Plans:

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Save $5/month on any plan if you pay by automatic monthly payments using a credit card, Paypal or debit card. That means the cheapest prepaid plan would cost you just $30 which is the best deal out there right now!

Important note about Virgin Mobile unlimited data: your speed is throttled after 2.5GB of data usage a month.

As you can see from the above image, the Virgin Mobile prepaid data plans are not complicated. For $35 per month you can get unlimited web, data, messaging and email. That also includes 300 anytime minutes. The next step up is the $45 per month data plan which also gives you unlimited web, data, messaging and email. Since you pay $10 more, you're getting 1200 anytime minutes. The most costly prepaid plan from Virgin Mobile is the $55 per month plan which gives you unlimited everything.

Virgin Mobile has an excellent data plan comparison chart where they compare their prices to the competition. Check it out here.

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2012 Updated Listings:

Kyocera Rise

Kyocera Rise features a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive 480x320 IPS LCD touchscreen display and Swype for rapid text entry. Its 1,500mAh Lithium-ion battery ensures long periods of use between charges and provides more than 8.5 hours of talk time.


Additional features include:


• Price: $199
• Google Play with access to hundreds of thousands of apps
• 1GHz MSM8655 Qualcomm Snapdragon® processor for fast access to apps and
Web surfing
• 3.2-megapixel camera with an LED flash and 30 frame-per-second camcorder
• Kyocera's "Eco Mode" software to better monitor and conserve battery power
• microSD memory card support up to 32GB
• Dedicated capacitive menu button for easy access to application-specific features
• Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize Android smartphones with
apps, widgets, wallpapers, ringtones and more
• In addition to Sprint's nationwide 3G network, Kyocera Rise connects over Wi-Fi
(b/g/n) networks, supports Stereo Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR) wireless technology
and includes a high-speed USB 2.0 port

 

Venture

new prepaid smartphone venture

The next smartphone in the Virgin Mobile lineup is the Venture. It's a cheap option and will cost $99.

Specs of the Venture:

  • 2.8-inch display
  • 600MHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB max)
  • 512MB internal storage
  • 2MP camera
  • GPS
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth

 

LG Optimus Slider

 

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  • Price: Approx. $199 (check official site for updated price)
  • Android 2.3
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 800 MHz processor
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking
  • 3.2-MP camera/camcorde
  • Bluetooth stereo music
  • GPS navigation and location services
  • Up to 3.8 hours of talk time, up to 288 hours (12 days) of standby time
  • includes: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide

 

HTC Wildfire S

virgin mobile htc wildfire s

  • Price: Approx. $179 (check official site for updated price)
  • Android 2.3
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen
  • 320 x 480 pixels; 256K color depth
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash, and video
  • 480p video capture (640 x 480 pixels)
  • 600 Mhz processor means higher-quality graphics and faster performance
  • Android platform 2.3 Gingerbread + HTC Sense
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB
  • 100 MB internal memory
  • Messaging via text, video, picture, and instant messaging
  • Music player compatible with MP3 format.
  • FM Radio (headset required)
  • Web browser
  • E-mail access
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, memo, calculator, and stopwatch.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T4. , slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • includes: handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, 2GB MicroSD card

 

Motorola Triumph

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  • Price: Approx. $279 (check official site for updated price)
  • 4.1-inch touchscreen display
  • 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • 5MP camera w/ 720p HD video capture
  • Wi-Fi capability
  • MicroSD slot, supports up to 32 GB
  • Access to Android Market
  • 2GB built in storage
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1400mAh battery
  • Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU
  • HDMI output
  • Stereo Bluetooth

 

LG Optimus V

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  • Price: Approx. $129 (check official site for updated price)
  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • Built-in GPS for real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more (additional charges may apply)
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen display
  • 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 16 million color depth
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard, moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word you're intending to type
  • 3.2MP auto-focus camera/camcorder
  • Digital media player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files plus MPEG4 video formats
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Access to personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
  • HTML Web browser
  • Organizer tools including calendar, voice memo, calculator, and alarm
    Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • USB connectivity with mass storage and charging capabilities
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone jack

 

Samsung Intercept

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  • Price: Approx. $99 (check official site for updated price)
  • 3.2-inch WQVGA touchscreen
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB
  • 256 MB internal memory
  • 800 MHz processor
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling with connected wireless headsets
  • Voice Search to find nearby locations or web content just by speaking
  • WiFi connectivity for sending emails, browsing the web, or checking for status updates
  • Virgin Mobile Live streams music 24/7 from past and present Virgin Mobile Festival artists
  • Tools: Calendar, Calculator, Flashlight, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stop Watch & Timer
  • Google mobile services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, and syncing with Google Calendar
  • Rich email client supports MS Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, POP3/IMAP
  • Outlook syncing capability to synchronize business mail, contacts, and calendars automatically
  • Sprint's 3G network lets you enjoy faster web surfing, downloads, messaging, and more on your phone
  • Opera Mini mobile web browser for surfing the web

 

LG Rumor Touch

lg rumor touch smartphone

 

  • Price: Approx. $79 (check official site for updated price)
  • 3-inch touch-enabled display
  • 240 x 400 pixel resolution
  • Side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard
  • Onboard GPS
  • 2MP camera with video capture (2x digital zoom)
  • 47 MB user-accessible internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1)
  • Web browser with built-in online services including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Google Maps, and YouTube
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Personal e-mail access
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Up to 7 hours of talk time, up to 170 hours (6.7 days) of standby time

 

 

 

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Virgin Mobile News Updates

  • The Kyrocera Rise is now available for $99. It has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a QWERTY slide out keyboard.

kyocera rise

  • Virgin will be adding a new smartphone on August 31st. The Kyocera Rise will be available for $100 and features a QWERTY slide-out keypad. It has Android 4.0, 3.5-inch screen (HVGA), 480 x 320, 3.2MP camera, 1500 mAh battery, 8.5 hours talk time and 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon S2 processor.
  • Starting June 29th, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s will be available with the Virgin Mobile prepaid plans. You will pay $649 for a 16GB iPhone 4s and $549 for a 8GB iPhone 4. According to the official Virgin Mobile press release, customers can also use their iPhone as a mobile hotspot through Virgin Mobile for an additional $15 per month.

 

 

 

 

 



 

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