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    What phones get the best reception from virgin Mobile prepay?

    I'm wondering which phones hold a signal the best.

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    I would imagine alot depends on your location, and how strong a signal you can get from the nearest tower...that aside, I've found the ARC has full strength all the time for me...tho' I am in NY and we have coverage pretty much everywhere...(I also never had a signal problem with the Snapper, either...)
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    I have only had the XTC and LG Rumor 2. I'd highly caution against the XTC. I went from no bars to full bars. And I live in central San Diego.

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    In the 4 years I've been on the forum, the two phones that have been considered the best at holding a signal are the Arc and the Shorty.

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    From the ones we've had, from worst to best...

    (worst) slice, super slice, shuttle, marbel, oyster, arc, slash, k9, k7 (best)

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    I ordered an Arc from VM

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    Gotta say, my old 8610 was no slouch in the signal department either...

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    I've found that my Shuttle tends to get about 1-2 bars (closer to 1 bar) better reception than my X-tc. This shows beyond the difference in bars; there is much less distortion in the voice I hear on my Shuttle when I am in (relatively) weak signal areas. (Those are the only 2 VM phones I've tried yet.)

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    out of all the phones i have had with VM (flare, arc, super slice, tnt,shuttle) the RUMOR2 blows them all away ....

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    Rumor 2 is best. My new Arc seems to be great too. The slash I bought last week though stinks. My TNT holds a better signal. I'm interested in the Mantra. I was considering buying one until I aw the Arc so cheap.
    Last edited by Joe12304; 09-21-2009 at 04:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairpark
    Hi everyone im looking for a good prepaid provider and phone as a backup phone to my bold. How is virgin are they good how's the coverage in Washington DC thanks for any help.
    Looks pretty good. Just check Sprint's map. Sprint is who owns and operates Virgin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe12304
    Looks pretty good. Just check Sprint's map. Sprint is who owns and operates Virgin.
    But disregard the roaming coverage areas on a Sprint map. Sprint has roaming agreements that VM phones aren't technically capable of using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churner
    But disregard the roaming coverage areas on a Sprint map. Sprint has roaming agreements that VM phones aren't technically capable of using.
    Right! forgot to mention that. Go by the green parts of the map. Grey is roaming, (won't work with VM) and white is no service. (Won't work for anyone)

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