Monday, May 07, 2007

Various and Sundry Fun (Virgin Mobile & Tracfone)

A few things for Virgin Mobile and Tracfone...

...first Virgin Mobile...

1. The Marbl is now $20 via Virgin Mobile's website, putting it in line with all the other places that are selling it, which is nice...the phone's only worth that, if that much, anyway.

2. Phone for sale! A near-new Slice with about $55 of airtime on it for $65 shipped. A friend switched to another service and wants to get back the money he paid for the airtime. Again, the phone is worth $40 so spread it around if you yourself don't want it...

...second Tracfone...

1. If you want to send a picture message on a Tracfone, or receive one (MMS in general actually, picture or not), the message takes one unit plus 0.5 units of "web airtime" which can add up to 2 or 2.5 units total because GPRS isn't fast and GPRS is all the Motorola c261 has.

2. The Motorola w370 is out on Tracfone's website if you use GSM4 to buy it! Wonder what True Tones mp3 player means...and I'm wondering whether I'll get enough ad clicks this month to get it...

Oh, and please check around and see if anyone wants the Slice...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

True Tones media player = Able to use real music ringtones and listen to them in an MP3-player-type fashion.

Question on the W370 though... will aim mobile work on it (it does have internet on it, obviously)? Does anyone know? Thanks.

The sweeper said...

AIM won't work on the w370. As far as 'internet' goes on the w370, you're limited to Trac's web (news, sports, weather) for 1/2 unit per minute of use.

The Sweeper said...

Circuit City has cut prices on several VM phones as well...The Oystr is $9.99 (not available for shipping), the Vox 8610 is $16.99 (not in stores), the Slice is $29.99, and the Switch Back is $79.99. No idea as to how long they will be on sale. They were not advertised in their weekly flyer.

Anonymous said...

The Nokia 2126i Tracfone was $14.99 today at my local Wal-Mart (unadvertised sale - shelf price marked @$30)

Might want to stop by your local Wal-Mart this week if you are in the market for a single-rate CDMA Tracfone.