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Are you more excited for Virgin’s One V or iPhone?

Here’s a quick question for those planning to buy a prepaid smartphone. Virgin Mobile launched two new smartphones in the last two days. Well, three, because they got both the iPhone and the iPhone 4S. yet they also got the HTC One V Android handset. While the iPhone is the envy of the smartphone world, it comes at great cost for Virgin customers: $549 for the two-year-old iPhone 4 and $649 for the iPhone 4S. The One V isn’t quite up to the iPhone standard, though it does have a processor equal to the iPhone 4 and it does run the newest version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Yet it costs far, far less than the iPhone, at just $199.99. So it asks the question, which are you more excited about? Which one makes more sense for you? You can check out both new smartphones at Virgin Mobile’s website.

7 Responses

  1. clocks Says

    I’d never spend $400+ for a cell phone.

    Posted on June 29th, 2012 at 7:24 pm
  2. Michael Says

    For the $650 cost of the iPhone I can buy an iPad or even better the Asus Transformer Infinity AND Keyboard dock. Maybe I’m weird, but I’d rather have the fancy tablet and a basic phone for calls and texting.

    Posted on June 30th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
  3. Kevin Says

    At $549.99-$649.99, I would buy the EVO v and take the extra and pocket it. Not really that pressed for an iPhone!!

    Posted on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:47 am
  4. Adam San Says

    Prepaid phones cost a lot, but its worth it in the long run. Versus paying contract to Verizon, doing prepaid can save thousands of dollars. So, for a quality smartphone that lasts many years I say $650 isn’t so bad. Just be sure you like the Apple interface (personally I like the Android interface a lot more). The HTC ONE V seems to be an excellent low/middle end smartphone, especially for $200 (originally $350). Does anyone know if the hardware was modified, as a Virgin phone? I’m excited about the ONE V, yes its missing some features the iPhone has, but the ONE V is a cheap, yet quality phone that I’ll keep for years, hopefully.

    Posted on July 2nd, 2012 at 9:59 am
  5. Jay Says

    $649 is a steep price for the 4S. But Virgin Mobile’s $35/per month plan will save you a lot of money compared to AT&T’s basic iPhone talk, data, and text plan for about $100/per month. You could make up the cost difference between a $200 4S on contract in about 4 or 5 months.

    Having said that I’d rather have the Evo 4G on Boost Mobile with their shrinkage plans :)

    Posted on July 2nd, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  6. Dee Eugene Says

    Why would anyone pay $650 for an iPhone 4S when the iPhone 5 is just around the corner.? I understand the world of prepaid: pay a higher price for the phone in exchange for a lower monthly bill. However, I don’t think certain phones are worth their price tag when you could buy other pieces of tech, like a TV, video game console, tablet, and other things.

    Posted on July 2nd, 2012 at 2:54 pm
  7. Derek B Says

    For $650 you can buy just about any phone unlocked so why pay that much for a phone thats a couple of years old

    Posted on August 15th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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