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A Virgin Kick in the Teeth

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Enjoying your newly broken Motorola DX on the 6-month gestated Blur GB? You're not? And I bet you're enjoying it less considering how much you've plunked down for your phone, how much more you're paying in data charges, and how long you're locked into your contract under a crushing buy-out.

 

Now kindly examine the information exhibited at this link:

 

http://bit.ly/kstcnA

 

Yes, Motorola is now manufacturing a phone for near future release on Virgin Mobile. It ships with stock Android 2.2.

 

Yes. Motorola with Stock Android. Did I mention MOTOROLA.

 

It has no Blur. No skin. Nada. It sports a nearly undadulterated copy of the Android OS (2.2, alas) in a device very near in capability to the Droid X. Minimal bloatware (unless you consider a plan checking app bloatware). No crappy rental app from a bankrupt has-been video service. No adware masquerading as pro-football game. No pocket-robbing caller ID bloat. No bloatware of any appreciable kind. No per-month charge nav service. Nothing you'd feel soils your device so badly you'd want to root it and void your warranty. Data plans at this particular carrier are much more competitive than what Big Red yanks out of our wallets. And there are no annual contracts.

 

Which leads me to ask one very simple question.

 

WHY THE HELL DOES VIRGIN MOBILE GET STOCK ANDROID ON A MOTOROLA DEVICE AND NOT VERIZON?

 

 

We all know it's money. But customers have control over money, too. Just something to think about, very carefully, MotoRizon. You've locked me into another year to decide, and this should make you very afraid.

 

Mike

 

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same package you signed up for with data but vm is on a system that's pretty thin if you don't live in a pretty big metropolitan area for VOICE ONLY.

 

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/check-cell-phone-coverage

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Geri O Kicks Back...

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Oh, yeah...Tell me you didn't see this COMING.....

MrMRM513 wrote:

Enjoying your new Motorola DX2 (There, fixed that for ya)  on the 6-month To what are you referring, the X has been out longer than that gestated Blur GB? (I bought a phone, I didn't have a baby, {please keep your posts courteous}You're not? I'm detecting a memory problem, I've been enjoying Xs since last July And I bet you're enjoying it less (Geez, well, keep trying, {please keep your posts courteous}considering how much you've plunked down for your phone, how much more (More than what?)  you're paying in data charges, (In the 90s, voice-only calling cost more than what I pay for EVERYTHING I'm getting now. You ain't that old, are ye, {please keep your posts courteous}?and how long you're locked into your contract under a crushing buy-out. {please keep your posts courteous}

 

Now kindly examine the information exhibited at this link: "Kindly" is an interesting adverb considering the tone of this post...

 

http://bit.ly/kstcnA

 

Yes, Motorola is now manufacturing a phone for near future release on Virgin Mobile. It ships with stock Android 2.2. You mean that you are writing all of this and NOT screaming and crying and rolling around on the floor because it's not Gingerbread? Man, a fanboy's life just isn't what it's cracked up to be anymore

 

Yes. Motorola with Stock Android. Did I mention MOTOROLA. Yea, you did, there's that memory problem again....

 

It has no Blur. No skin. Nada. It sports a nearly undadulterated (Define "nearly") copy of the Android OS (2.2, alas) (Ahh, I KNEW IT!!) in a device very near in capability to the Droid X. Minimal bloatware (unless you consider a plan checking app bloatware). No crappy rental app from a bankrupt has-been video service. (Don't open it, don't see it) No adware masquerading as pro-football game. (Don't open it, don't see it) No pocket-robbing caller ID bloat. (Okay, gotta admit, don't know what you are talking about. So tell me. Go ahead, you know you wanna...) No bloatware of any appreciable kind. No per-month charge nav service. Funny, I haven't gotten a bill from Google Maps, am I in for a rude awakening? Nothing you'd feel soils your device so badly you'd want to root it and void your warranty. (I use my phone for phone calls, email, mobile web, and sometimes, GPS. I don't pee on it. Does rooting help THAT problem, too?) Data plans at this particular carrier are much more competitive than what Big Red yanks out of our wallets. (Is that what that is? Gee, I thought that was women grabbing my butt all this this time. Guess I was mistaken, ehh?) And there are no annual contracts. 

 

Which leads me to ask one very simple question.

 

WHY THE HELL DOES VIRGIN MOBILE GET STOCK ANDROID ON A MOTOROLA DEVICE AND NOT VERIZON? Easy (oh, COOL, I got big, too!). Virgin Mobile asked for it that way.  

 

We all know it's money. But customers have control over money, too. Just something to think about, very carefully, MotoRizon. You've locked me into another year to decide, (My guess is that you were fully aware of that at the time, but that doesn't matter for the sake of making your point, does it?) and this should make you very afraid. So what upsets you more, the fact that Verizon sells their phones and plans the way they do, or the fact that they are selling phones and service at the fast pace that they do? I promise you, they are not worried about the fanboy trolls such as yourself (I hate fanboys, regardless of their allegiance) crusin the 'Net wasting bandwidth on drivel and pablum such as this. 

 

Mike

 

Mikey, let me lay out a scenario for that explains, more or less, the attitude of 99.5% of the people using mobile phone service these days. 

 

 Last Monday morning at 8am,  I and my crew unloaded 3 trucks full of sound and lighting gear from last weekend, checked components, made a couple of repairs, and set about the duties for the week, which included service calls to several churches with sound or lighting problems, a projection system installation and another tweaking trip to the local minor league baseball stadium for a little more fine-tuning of the video and broadcast feeds (need more "Friends don't let video guys handle audio chores" bumper stickers). But wait...there's a call from a club...some band called "Seether" is coming in Wednesday and is asking for more PA than the club normally provides for those shows (And believe me, I found out why!). So it's back onto one of the semis with a fair-size PA for Wednesday, frantically calling clients and re-scheduling nearly (there's that word again) the entire week. Tuesday, we did what we could with in-house repairs and scheduled maintinience plus a couple of service calls. Wednesday, up at 5AM,  turned out to be a 26-hour day because of size and space considerations. Friggin' loudest band I ever heard in my life, dealing with the local police and deputies because of volume issues ("Hey, I'm not mixing, their guy is!" barely kept me out of jail). Got to bed at 7AM Thursday morning, slept 2 hours, and phone and emails start flying. I handle some of that, take a nap after lunch and more calls and emails. Today, I tackle my desk at the shop and try to get back to the maintinience schedule again as we gather info and riders about a benefit show in Alabama for the tornado-stricken town. And Saturday is anyone's guess.....

 

Two things here. First, my phone worked perfectly. Voice, messages, emails, web (tracking thunderstorms with my phone on Wednesday with $250,000 worth of sound gear outdoors is worth what I'm paying Verizon for data) , all worked when I needed it to. And second, do I appear to be concerned with Madden's NFL or City Limits being on my phone.

 

I assure tou, working folks around here probably live like I do. And more or less, feel the same way I do about their phones. So it's a sure bet that yer little troll message has fallen on deaf (wait, I can't say that), okay, un-interested ears around here. 

 

And it's set one of them off on a red-letter rampage. Feel the wrath, buddy....:smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 

Geri O

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Now that is one "red-letter" post!

BTW, Gerio, I have heard of Seether and often listen to a radio station that plays their music and similar styles.

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Lol you need to embed seethers paralyzer song in that post I had to stop halfway and get some popcorn. Well said but im not so sure he wasn't venting a little we all need to. I've used stock androids and honestly I do prefer a skin how many of these people wanting naked android really do anything on their phone for it to be beneficial? MOTOBLUR or the skin that shall not be uttered isn't that bad it runs smooth and I like it better than the sense skin on my evo 4g ....out of curiosity what is blur holding you back from to the point you praise a lackluster competitor ? I saw a story carriers make 30 cent on the dollar they charge for voice plans and 80 cent on the dollar for the data plans so yes vzw is reliable but they don't seem to mind milking our pockets
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Yeah Seether's a fairly major band. Hard rock music. They're okay.

As for unskinned Android, I do a TON with my phone. I just prefer the AOSP UI to TouchWiz, Sense, or Blur.
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I don't disagree with the venting angle, but let's be adult about it and without the condescending looking down Poindexter nose approach to the masses he's trying to make a point to.

As for Seether, I come from a jazz and orchestra background with an acquired taste for classic rock and roll and "some" country music, LOL. Let us just say that I found Seether to be "interesting"... :smileyhappy:). Oh, yeah, and a really nice bunch o' guys.

Geri O
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Haha, I can imagine they'd be quite a shock, coming from those musical tendencies! You'd probably hate the concert I'm going to next month, Disturbed, Megadeth, and Godsmack are all playing :smileytongue: :smileytongue:

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Disturbed, Godsmack? Sweet!

At the same time, I will go to and enjoy a symphony performance of Mahler's Seventh.

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ha ha .. great post Gerio ..    :smileyhappy:

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