I’m back from my trip which ending up costing me more than I planned. While on the trip my Sprint phone died on me. I had been looking at the LG Optimus V Prepaid Android Phone for Virgin Mobile for a while now and I decided to go ahead and get it. I don’t usually have any desire for electronic gadgets but I had been wanting this phone did appeal to me. I can somewhat rationalize the purchase since my plan with Virgin Mobile will only be about $27 a month with tax for unlimited text, data, nights and weekends and 300 anytime minutes and my plan with Sprint is just over $35 a month. With the slightly over $8 a month savings I’ll break even on my purchase in 21 months. It will actually be a little less than that since I did make my purchase through Mr. Rebates which will give me 1% cash back and I should get another 1% cash back from my Discover credit card. I’m also hoping I can sell my old phone for a little cash.
I haven’t done much with the phone yet so I am hoping that it works as well as I think it will. The setup process was a little messed up and I see three pending charges in my debit card account for the setup when there should only be one. I’m guessing the other two will go away and only one will be completed but I’m keeping my eye on the account in the meantime. If you have a more expensive phone plan than making this switch would be easier to justify.
I included a link to the Amazon page selling this phone but I bought mine through Best Buy which I think offers a better price right now. Make sure you shop around because the prices for this phone vary quite a bit.