The Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept is a Good Buy! See Why! Mobile Networks Compared!
Well folks, I bit the bullet and bought the Samsung Intercept from Virgin Mobil (Sprint has one too).
The LG Rumor Touch was nice, but the Samsung Intercept leaves me speechless. The fact that I am writing this right now may argue against that, but hey, you get my point.
I've installed Pandora-tried it-It works!!!
I'm excited to see that it ships with so many apps pre-installed, such as the ThinkFree Office suite! Remember. this is the Virgin Mobile version- Sprint ships differently.
I'm also very excited to see voice directed search engine, and the Wi-Fi works well.
The Intercept has more RAM than my sister's old laptop. You know you are getting older when your phone has more memory than your old laptop and your flash drive has a larger hard drive! Ha!
So far, so good!
A Little Math
I was curious over whether Virgin Mobile is really as good a deal as I think it is over Sprint.
Both services share phones. You can buy the Samsung Intercept from Sprint for a mere $99 dollars [replacement cost is $349.00] with a 2 year contract (which means fees if something happens and you want out). Sprint says this is a really good deal, and compared to other Android phones, it is.
Virgin Mobile is selling the phone for $249.99 with no contracts.
If you look at the table below, you can clearly see the nearly $400 dollars in savings the first year (more if we figure in Sprint taxes) for one year.
By the end of Sprint's two year contract, the difference is even larger, saving you over $900. Sprint clearly costs more.
Getting through to customer service with Virgin Mobile may be annoying, but I can deal for a savings of over $900.
By the way, the way out of this annoying dilemma is to EMAIL them. I've had immediate (within a day) responses and even replacement phones sent through email. Seriously!
No Contest- Virgin Mobile Saves You at Least $400 a Year
Samsung Intercept @Sprint
Samsung Intercept @Virgin Mobile
$349.99 ($99.00 w/2 year contract)
$249.99 (no contract)
Lowest Plan Price
$69.99 [+taxes]-450 minutes, unlimited data
$25 [no tax]-300 minutes, unlimited data
1st Year Cost
$300 (Plan)+ $249.99 (Phone)=549.99
2nd Year Cost
$1778.76 [not including taxes]
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Its a Clear Choice!
Sprint costs more.
Virgin Mobile runs on Sprint's network.
Sprint has better tech support,
Virgin Mobile has no contracts and no cancellation fees.
Sprint's unlimited plans offer the same as Virgin Mobile.
Sprint is clearly my second choice