Thursday, January 10, 2008

Virgin Mobile Lowers Phone Prices

Well, looks like Virgin Mobile hasn't been subsidizing their handsets enough. Or something like that. Because they've reduced the prices of two of their phones. The relatively new LG Aloha is now down to a mere $15, on equal footing with the Kyocera Marbl. Not sure which one is better; the Marbl was surprisingly better than its non-Virgin Mobile counterpart, so maybe the LG Aloha wil present a similar tale of success. Ad for the review?

Oh, and the Kyocera Cyclops is down to $50...a quick search will bring up my review on it. Considering all the features packed into the little phone, it might even be worth the $50, but that's only if you don't particularly value your battery life. Or phone construction. Still waiting on that new wave of awesome Virgin Mobile handsets to make their ways onto the scene.

Speaking of Cyclops, there's a red version now on the loose. It looks just as plasticly as ever, and costs an extra $10, but hey, if lipstick-red is your deal (my favorite color is red but not favorite enough to buy such a phone again) then this might be an alternative to the more passive white Cyclops.

Speaking of $50, the Cyclops is now in exact line with the Super Slice pricing-wise. Again...if I remember correctly (I'm too lazy to look back at my previous posts) the Slice started at $60, the same price that the Cyclops has carried for awhile now...well, until a day or two ago. So choose your poison: no Bluetooth and disgusting battery life or a mere VGA camera in a mere bar phone. Both available at the same price as, when it was introduced, the original UTStarCom Slice.


Anonymous said...

Hey, you've got a great blog here - I happened to find it several months ago and now come here for all my prepaid-phone info! The forum really came in handy today because I needed to add a 60-unit Tracfone card, but had already deleted the messages with promo codes. Just thought I'd let you know that promo code 50722 still worked as of today, January 11. Thanks for such a great site!

Turk said...

* Thanks Anonymous for you input...I will add you and the Promo Code Info in the Forum.

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Anonymous said...

I'll be darned of if I didn't just buy a Cyclops for $60 last week. Grr. Great site, by the way.

Anonymous said...

How can i download ringtones onto my w370? I tried on the tracfone website, but all it said was there was a problem authorizing my account. I tried calling custumer service, but they didn't help me either. :-( Any ideas????

Anonymous said...


Turk said...

* Anonymous with the w370 question...I dont have an answer for you for I never owned that phone...however, you can go over to the g4pp forum and join up and post your question there, for they might have the answer your looking for.

* Thats why the g4pp forum was invented, for people with cellphone question, Ian(the BlogMaster) and the forum members dont really ask or answer questions here anymore, for it is now done at the forum.

* So click on the g4ppforum link on the right-hand-side of this blog and it'll take you there and you can maybe get an answer to your question...thanks.

Turk the Super Genius (with a tested IQ of 166) Woooooooooo!!!