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We were Virgin Mobile customers for eight years. I was pretty content with the phone service. I'm not a heavy phone user. I rarely went through even 1GB of data. Last year I bought a new iPhone and realized that they had made it to where you could not keep your cheap grandfathered 1GB plan for $35 if you needed or wanted a new phone. This should have been a warning that they were going down the toilet. I ponied up an extra $15 a month to have a newer iPhone SE with more storage space. I kept my iPhone 5s as it still worked okay.
My in-laws were also customers, and had been for eight years as well. They are retired and traveling some, and they needed a phone to use in Europe on a vacation that was coming up. I said, "Hey, no problem, I can unlock that old iPhone 5s from Virgin's network and then you can pop a European SIM in it and you'll have a phone." I had been with the evil empire, er, I mean AT&T, prior to going to Virgin Mobile and they had always unlocked my phones after the service contract was up with zero problems. If you're doing worse than AT&T in customer service, you might want to reassess your business operations, but I digress. So I called Virgin Mobile, and request to have my old iPhone I wasn't using unlocked and explained why. The customer service rep said, "No problem, it will be unlocked in 24 hours." This was in March of this year, shortly after they booked the tickets.
I never considered that it was not unlocked, because the rep said it would be. Fast forward to last week. The SIM card my in-laws ordered from Telestial arrives, and we put it in the phone and I know y'all are going to be shocked, but the phone wasn't unlocked. My in-laws needed a working phone within four days, so this wasn't looking good. I call Virgin Mobile Customers Service on Friday afternoon. The rep was very nice (the last one had been as well) and she told me that she could see that I had requested that the phone be unlocked and she had no idea why it wasn't. She told me that to not worry at all, that it would be unlocked in 24-48 hours and that she would even call me back to make sure that it was done. I may have been born at night, but it wasn't last night. Lie to me once, and I'm not going to trust you to tell me the truth. Not to mention she could see I'd requested it and it hadn't been done.
So, at that point I accepted what she said, thanked her, and decided that there was no way they were unlocking the phone before my in-laws left for Europe on Tuesday. When Sunday afternoon came, more than 48 hours had passed, we decided to go with a different carrier. The price was actually about the same, and they are giving free Netflix subscriptions and their customer service was delightful and my in-laws and I have phones with unlimited texting and data usage in 210 countries now.
Virgin Mobile lost three lines/customers because they wouldn't unlock an old phone that we were only going to use on vacation overseas where they don't offer coverage. But of course the ordeal wasn't over. I spent about three hours between Sunday evening and Monday morning trying to get our phone numbers transferred. When we first signed up for Virgin Mobile your telephone number was your account number, but at some point they made a secret account number that is displayed nowhere on your account page and you must have that to port the number to another carrier. You have to contact them, there is no other way, and they're going to ask you why you're leaving. I think that's bull and that you should be able to leave a company without speaking to them.
It took a while, I didn't want to talk to them, so I was able to do it through text message but I did get the account numbers. I called our new provider's porting service and updated the account numbers, and a note to you all, don't do the phone number you're on the phone with first because it was actually cut off before the rep had finished confirming all of them. We were able to transfer the numbers but it was a huge pain. Virgin Mobile ain't what it used to be. They lie and tell you that things will be done, and they aren't. Their service also isn't any cheaper than some of their competitors which was really their primary draw. Their service reps are very nice, but that doesn't really help when everything else isn't.
My Virgin Mobile phone just quit working. I ordered a new one on Thurs and on Mon I still don't have it. I called and was on hold forever. I was told it be tomorrow night before I receive the phone. I was told I could not have a refund for the days as I pay in advance. I will be looking for another service.
It started with me being extremely excited when getting a SIM was so easy; Fast and easy, I was thrilled; Had the number for some time, I could adjust the options, it was all cool until the moment I've canceled the number, moved country, and basically just closed the account. I kept receiving emails with promotional offers, emails about renewing the contract and so on; Unsubscribed numerous times. NUMEROUS times; Got tired of the SPAM and contacted Virgin; They just then actually confirmed they closed the account, and I will no longer receive emails.
Another month goes, and the emails keep coming; The level of disrespect is huge; Contacted Virgin again; A lobotomised customer care person insists feeding me lines like: "Your number is cancelled already, in order to not receive any advertising emails please click unsubscribe button in the email." - (GUESS WHAT, I ALREADY DID THIS) and "We will forward the query to the concern team." This is plain unacceptable and I will not advise anyone to get a sim from VIRGIN.
I bought a Virgin inner circle sim on 17th June 2018. I called the customer care to activate the sim. The person took all the details and I was told that I should wait for next 2 Hrs for the activation. I waited for 3 hrs and called customer care as there was "No Service" showing. Then after doing some troubleshooting I was told to wait for another 2 Hrs. The process went on for the entire day. The next day when I called as there was still no service the customer care person told to wait for 3 days as I am porting the number so it might take some time. I agreed and wait for next 3 days. Then after 3 days when I called again the another person did all the troubleshooting for another few hrs. I told that time if the sim can't get activated to please process the refund request.
I told for the refund for quite a few times. The customer care didn't listen to me and told that he placed a request for another new sim and I won't have any problem with the new sim and he guaranteed that. I received the sim after 5-6 days. When I inserted that sim it was showing same No Service. Then I called the customer care with the problem and the person started doing all the troubleshooting again. I told him that I have already done all these a lot of times. Nothing could be done so better process the refund. Even that time the agent didn't listen to me. He said to wait for few hrs/days the sim will get activated for sure and I was told that someone will call from the NETWORK team.
I never received any call EVER. Then I called and straight away told to process the refund. Even that time the agent was not listening and was asking me to wait to for next few days as they are working on my problem. That day I didn't listen to anything and was firm on my decision. I was told that they have placed a refund request and I should get that within 7-10 business days. I called after 10 days as I didn't receive that refund in my account and that time. I was shocked to know that no one ever processed any request for refund.
That day a lady agent was handling this case, She then told me I shouldn't get worried as she has done the request and also gave me a confirmation number (**) and also told me I should get the refund within next 3 days and if I don't get it I should call back after 3 days with the confirmation number. Today when I am calling after 3 days after checking the account the person is saying I can't get the refund as I have crossed the time limit. WHAT IS THIS!!! I wasted so many days just because I was told from the customer care that my sim will get activated and moreover when I asked to process the refund request in the beginning for so many days why the customer care person didn't process it and lied to me.
This is a case of cheating a customer. Is this way Virgin treat a customer by cheating on him/her?? I made a simple request that if none of the sim could get activated then I should get the refund. I am using the same phone with different carrier and it is working absolutely fine and to be honest I have never faced this sort of problem with any carrier. I even told either you activate the sim or refund the sim money. The team could neither activate the sim nor process the refund as the refund process should be done within a time frame.
When I asked to process the refund in the beginning it was the Virgin customer care person who ignored my request completely and wasted so many days so that they don't need to do the refund. I am just here for a justice and get the refund. Please train your customer service agent so that they don't cheat on any customer with their hard earned money. It is a humble request to process the refund money for the sim and if you want to collect both sim please do it and take some action as soon as possible.
I love Virgin Mobile: I love the product, but the customer service is the worst I've ever dealt with. Every time I have a problem, agents typically play the transfer game. All they do is transfer you if they can't do want you need. This game happens on every phone call that I have a problem on. Richard Branson, I am asking you to move your call center out of the Philippines. Normally, agents are super polite and helpful in this area of the world. But, Virgin Mobile CUSTOMER SERVICE is the WORST.
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Tried to get a phone unlocked that was purchased one month before the FCC made it mandatory that all phones be sold unlocked. So I tried to get it unlocked because their service always (I MEAN ALWAYS!) drops call. Also, I was lucky to ever get 4G... heck 3G would have been an amazing accomplishment for them. Most of the time it was 2G or nothing. Anyhow, one trick they try is constantly hanging up when transferred. Another is giving you the wrong unlock code just so you will go away. I made over 30 calls and even filed a complaint with the FCC. The FCC was as helpful as a punch in the face. Virgin Mobile customer service states there is back office that handles these issues and they don't have a number to that back office... Hmmm a phone company without a phone number to its other offices (oh yes that is believable). DO NOT GO TO VIRGIN MOBILE. YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!
I am a Virgin Mobile Client in Canada. 3 months ago, I changed to Koodo because they offered a better deal. Then, after 2 weeks with Koodo, customer service from Virgin called me and offered 7GB for 45$ for 2 years. I wasn't sure if I would like to move again, and then they offered an extra $100 discount to move back to Virgin. I accepted! My mistake... I was using the internet when I suddenly received a message saying that I couldn't have the plan that they offered because they don't have this plan and they don't know why their customer service offered me.
The first guy that received my call, he said that he could read in the notes, that the customer support offered me that plan 7GB for 45$. Then, they said that they would me return the call in 2 days, but of course, they never called back. Just now (30/07/2018), I called a very unpolite woman, that said they couldn't honor and when I asked her to read the notes she just hung up the phone without saying anything. I never imagined that I would a customer service like this. Now, I will do my best to guarantee that no one buys Virgin anymore. I'll spread this experience that I had, as much as I can. They could solve this problem being polite, but it's not the case in this company. 3 of the 4 customer service associate that I talked about were very unpolite. It seems to me, that this company doesn't care about the user at all!
Virgin Mobile is an unfair company when it comes to payments. First the service is terrible so I decided to look around and decided to go to Verizon. The day when I was to get cut off, if I did not make a payment I decided to pay for the upcoming month, thinking I would get a refund. That same day I switched service. I called Virgin Mobile to get my payment returned and they said they could not do so. They kept my money! I know it was only $35.00 but I was not using their service for the next month! Do not use Virgin Mobile... I will never use them again!
We purchased two of the LG G4 phones in Jan 2017. In May or June of 2017 I had to send my phone for repair because the screen on the left side was jumping up and down making impossible to use any functions. After running around and making numerous phone calls to LG and Virgin, I finally received the info as to where to send the phone. My phone was gone for probably 6 to 8 weeks which was fine. I did not want to pay a ridiculous for a loaner. My phone came back and it was fine for a while.
In Jan 2018 the same problem started again. Instead of sending it out again I just decided to use it for emergency only while still paying my monthly bill. In June of 2018 the phone became absolutely useless. I can't even make a phone call because it's impossible to tell where the numbers are when the screen is going crazy. Today I am going to call Virgin to see if they will do anything. I have just read about the looping problem that LG has acknowledged. Hopefully I will have a useful phone when this is over and will not have to dish out a few hundred dollars.
Virgin Mobile has worked well for me. I regularly use this phone every week and I have had little or no difficulty. I think others would also benefit from having this phone.
VM discontinued service without warning due to a network upgrade at Sprint in the middle of my billing cycle. Was told I had to purchase a new phone and calling plan to reestablish service. I complained and they offered a refund of the last billing month (I hadn't used even a fourth of my voice minutes for the month). I then quit Virgin Mobile and went with a different carrier assuming I had the refund coming. Received voice mail that my refund was cancelled as I had made too many calls, even though I paid for minutes not calls. Classic bait and switch tactic. I still can't figure out why they didn't just discontinue service at the end of my billing cycle; instead they took my monthly payment first and then discontinued the service.
My phone malfunctioned in January of this year. It would come on, but was otherwise inoperative. I have never had a PIN, as I had no need for one. When it was time to add money, I just went to Top Up, gave them the phone number and a credit card number. Since I couldn't log into the account, having no PIN, I called the Our team on a landline and explained the situation. They advised me that the Vkey was the PIN number. The PIN has 6 numbers and the Vkey has 8, so that didn't work. I e-mailed them. They said they would send me another PIN to my phone (which is inoperative).
I emailed them on Feb. 8 and explained the situation AGAIN, and received more info on how to make a payment and log on to my account. Now, today, when I asked for a refund, they tell me it has been more than 30 days since the charge, so no refund could be given. I reminded them that I contacted them on Feb. 8, which was less than 30 days. Now, the response is to go through my credit card company to get the refund. I HAD been a loyal customer for several years, but now, after getting the runaround, I am elated to be rid of them and go with Sprint, who has a much cheaper rate for someone who doesn't do much phone talking or texting.
I bought an iPhone X with Virgin Mobile with their Black Friday promotion wherein with an iPhone X purchase they offered a $200 rebate card after being with them for 2 months. First they did not say anything about registering for the offer and when I called them back in February they said I need to register. I registered then and was told to get my card in 14 business days. Now it's June and I have not yet received the card. I have contacted their customer support multiple times spending hours waiting on the line. Every time they keep saying that am eligible for the offer and they will dispatch the card with next 14 days and also they will call me once they dispatch my card. I have got the same excuse every time I call them.
I feel I made a fool out of myself choosing Virgin Mobile when every company was running some promo on iPhone X when I bought. This is clearing cheating and as a customer I feel helpless that am not able to do anything about this because one of their terms is we need to be a customer when the rebate card is issued. So only option left is to forego the rebate card. This is blatant cheating and I no more wish to continue with their service.
I like Virgin Mobile because it does have a great reception even in the mountains which was 0 with T-Mobile. Have been now with Virgin Mobile 10 yrs and although I try to upgrade there is always a plan that is at my speed unlimited min + txt data 5G. Just wish I would have more 4G available but for $35 you can't be too choosy. Most of my friends pay $100+ with AT&T or Sprint itself!
On December 23, 2017, I purchased an iPhone 6 through Virgin Mobile's website. They were running a promotion in which you buy a qualifying iPhone and receive a $150 visa gift card. After confirming that the phone I picked did indeed qualify, I called their customer service number and placed the order, again, confirming with the agent that this particular phone did qualify. This particular promotion also came with another promotion, get 6 months of service for $1.00 per month for 6 months. Now, I've been with Virgin Mobile for several years, but last year they announced they were going to be iPhone exclusive, and rolled out their new Inner Circle plan. I was still on the old plan, but once I bought my new iPhone, I would be enrolled in the Inner Circle, with the new rate starting after my 6 months of $1.00 was complete. No problem, I thought. It sounded clear cut, and I've never had any problems with Virgin Mobile before.
The problem, however, is that it is now June 2018, and I have yet to receive my $150 visa gift card! The promotion rules stipulated that it would be sent after 2 billing cycles were completed. That was March. I received a submission form in January, and filled it out and sent back immediately with all the info to receive my gift card. I received a link and a tracking number so I could check the status of the card. It went from saying "card pending", to Status-invalid (iPhone missing UPC, household limit exceeded, and it's been that way since February.
Now, I've logged several calls to their customer service, and got several excuses: "Status invalid was incorrect, I do qualify, etc. and so on". I have re-submitted all the necessary information multiple times to their customer service agents via phone, and also their social care agents on the community website. I might add that there are several posts on that community board from people who are experiencing the same problem, they also have been waiting several months for their gift cards, some even from a similar Black Friday promotion back in November 2017. The one thing we all have in common is the same tired excuses from Virgin Mobile customer care agents, our cases are escalated.
I received a message via the community board 3 weeks ago from a social care agent saying my card was re-issued and I would be receiving it in 10-14 business days. Well, today is the 14th business day, and frankly, I've had enough! I don't know what's going on there with the Virgin Mobile company, but I'm done with the scripted excuses. As far as I'm concerned, this is fraud, and/or false advertising! This was the first time I took part in a promotion like this, and it will be my last! I am currently looking for another carrier, and I would strongly suggest people steer clear of this company! I have kept all correspondence from them concerning this matter, and I now chalk it up to an expensive learning experience. Thank you, Consumer Affairs, for giving me a forum to express my outrage and frustration with this company and my experience with them.
I don’t do streaming or make a lot of calls, hence my needs are far simpler than most cellular consumers. I use Virgin Mobile service principally for purchasing meals, or coffee, and email, or text messages.
I called Virgin Mobile USA at approximately 9 am to set up an auto pay which is $4 cheaper than month by month. I mistakenly paid the monthly fee, then set up the auto pay. A half hour later when every time Id try access it had error messages to call customer service, which I did and the explanation was the sire was down for updating. I explained what happened and was told the monthly fee would be held and applied to the "monthly rate" tomorrow, and would NOT be charged again. I checked with a site testing webpage, and it turns out their site was NOT down. So I called Bank of America, to find they had already taken the nearly $40 out, so I went through the customer service at VMusa again, and this time was told that I WOULD be charged another monthly fee tomorrow. ONE of those two Virgin Mobile customer service people was lying!
So I called BOA to put a stop payment on the $40 fee already taken out, as I would be billed tomorrow anyway only to have the associate tell me I can't stop payment on that purchase because it was (a) electronic and (b) not a recurring fee. This was news to me! I can't stop a payment made in error of my own money, from my own 18 year old checking account? In essence once my money is deposited, it is no longer mine, and the bank decides what I can and can't do with it.
I don't have time to keep calling places with 25-40 minute hold times, because I have to make a deposit before the payment due tomorrow is posted and what should have been a total of $35 turns in to $105 between overdraft and multiple charges. So I have no resolution method to relay to the people, and I do apologize for that. We will see what happens, but somebody is going to pay that back. I am sick to death of (seemingly) NO companies act in an ethical or moral manner, with most refusing to BE honest until and unless a suit is filed. Ain't the US I was raised in! All this was between 9am-230pm Monday June 4, 2018.
I've been with this company (Virgin Mobile) for many years & it has been great for the most part. Coverage is not perfect - not everywhere, especially rural places, but otherwise great!
I am grandfathered in to a Virgin Mobile plan 18 cents minute, paying 20.00 every 90 days. I never use enough to spend it. I have a bank of $350.00+ which I cannot spend or use by talking, can anyone buy me out?
Longtime Virgin Mobile client. Paid by month on time for years. Began to travel in areas. Their service did not work. Prepaid the last month, then next day found a phone/carrier that reached the service areas I needed. Contacted Virgin for a refund and was told someone would call me back. Still waiting for the return call and refund even though I've contacted them since. I get the same response as the first time for months over and over. I had to put a 1 STAR otherwise I would give 0 STARS FOR 0 CUSTOMER SERVICE.
I have had a Virgin Mobile cell phone and cell phone plan now since the 2000 millennial year and I pay about $30 a month for 1500 minutes of Continental USA talk time. I never use anything else on the plan except voicemail and other messages, and there are no added fees for anything and it isn't a smartphone so it doesn't have other features. It does what an updated older phone does.
HAVE USED SINCE 2004. NOT MANY ISSUES. THEN SINCE THE FCC INTERNET NEUTRALITY CASE, WORSE SERVICE. TODAY, MAY 21, 2018, interrupting twice, in matter of few short hours, blocking me, threatening me of less usage and speed. Slowing my usage. I have had this for the last year, to 15 months, constant interruptions daily, to prevent me and family from using our Unlimited Online Data.
I purchased new phone due to defective phones they sell, as if brand new phone - lies, dishonesty. The stress and frustration, to have them handle the damages, the defects, the non-powering or clarity to see phone boot process for use, has been ridiculous. My complaints washed over and they offer new phone at 70% sale discount. When phone was activated, in no time issues, problem arises. VM HAS NOW BEEN HARASSING ME, EACH TIME I PREPARE DATA work, for Word Transfer, anything I do, even while traveling away from home, interrupts, harass, asking for money... or less usage.
They do not protect privacy, therefore I use A Protection Web Service. Interrupts with ads, to download new Apps. In midst of it all, they interrupt constantly, block me from using my Viruses Web Protection, slowing my Speed, and stop Data, Access, Emails. It's all about greed and money, if I need to continue Service. We lose our Access, our Data, Internet work, and consistent slowing down of Access, or no Access at all on some occasions. It won't troubleshoot phones or correct problems. It asks to extend plan, pay more money, to get service, or my data speed will be limited. Our original plan consists of Unlimited Day, Talk, Text, Videos, Music, Files, Word, Etc. Yet Customer Service apologies, but cannot do anything to refrain from interrupting our Service. This is fraudulent, and has much discrepancy in their offers, services and contract...
Whenever I complaint, and report their issue of fraud and wicked dealings, they offer me 6.24 credit on few occasions??? I was livid! For all the years and monies my family has spent these years monthly. A $6.24 credit? I Told them, "$6.24 cannot buy me dinner... how DARE you" I said? It IS Fraudulent, and illegal, against FCC, AND CUSTOMER PUBLIC RIGHTS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE IN BUSINESS ANY FURTHER, BANNED FROM ALL FCC REGULATIONS, AND companies, that deals with communication for the public... I advise all, do not trust VM ADS & PROMISES, Or Buy their PHONES Or USE THEIR SERVICE. They are not decently Honest Company. You will deal with lies, and promises, with stress after stress and much frustration, wasting your money.
I am so very happy to be cancelling my account with Virgin Mobile. This company has made it quite clear they do not want my business. I have been with Virgin Mobile for many years, but they've made it clear they do not want me as a customer because I don't subscribe to the more expensive plans. So if you are a light phone user I definitely would NOT recommend you do business with this company. Since Virgin Mobile does not treat all of their customers the same, however, I would really like to recommend you do NO business at all with them. I can say now it is so refreshing to go somewhere else and be appreciated for the money I spend with that company! Goodbye VM!
After updating the software I was reminded of from Virgin Mobile I began to accumulate MANY NONSENSE Apps on my phone. If I want these particular things I will download them myself. But please don't shove things down my throat... Let alone give me a hard time to get these damn icons off my home screen... I pay 60$ a month and have to say the last 4_5 months my blood has been boiling. Error... This site is not private. May be used to hack information. That's cool!!! But every where I try to go on some days I get this Error and for days at a time. But this new update is a joke!!!
First off my camera no longer works. Yes!!! I tried resetting my phone 4 times!!! Took battery out looked for updates. Did it all. Then a couple days later... My entire home screen is full of ridiculous unasked for Apps!!! Had a hell of a time getting rid of them. Uninstalling all the crap they just put in. Virgin Mobile I don't know what you're trying to do But I'm so not impressed... You have caused me a lot of time sitting here trying to fix my phone for the damage you created with your dumb updates. I' m 53. I don't need all napster for God sakes! Or Uber!
Don't install this ** on my phone... All these childish games!!! Ridiculous. You have lost me for a customer. What a turn off and joke... and by the way... Your automated voice... Yay! The annoying dude who talks like he just smoked **... Why does he have to speak so fast. I have to replay just to hear what he said. Slow down Virgin Mobile... you're going to see a big decline in your number of customers. I know I'm not the only one feeling this way... Don't shove something down my throat I didn't ask for... Thanks for the memories.
I've been with Virgin Mobile for 10 years but recently I'm having problems with their customer service & their technical support. No matter how many times I've added a data pack it's never acknowledged. I've had to repeatedly contact them about this issue & they keep sending me text messages that they have added the data pack that I paid for. Then I keep getting text messages the next day that I have no data left. This has been going on for several months now. My account has never showed that the data pack was added. Just a repetitive text message but nothing in my account acknowledging my data pack credit. I became so frustrated with their unprofessional, rude, arrogant behavior & their far out lies that I began recording these morons. Their story changes every time.
Where is the owner of this company who appears to be oblivious to his incompetent staff. Charles Branson, you've failed before & broke down & cried. Are you paying attention to all the negative reviews from your customers who have been leaving when the incompetent people who work for you don't have a clue as how to be professional. They tell different stories & it's always different each time. Do you not train these people to learn to be professional, honest, no theft policy or you're FIRED!!?? Wake up or you will lose again. I have many friends who have left Virgin Mobile cellphone carrier to go with a more professional company and I'm leaving as well.
Would you like to listen to all of our recordings of your rude, lying, pathetic staff who steals our hard earned money!? Where are you amidst this pathetic staff who represents your company? Do you not train them properly or are they so underpaid that they're intentionally behaving like a 2 year old so that your company will take a nosedive? You claim to be recording these unprofessional thieves but are our conversations with these morons really recorded? We have been recording them since 2017 as something wasn't right any longer. I was a customer for a little over 10 years but as of this year I couldn't take the constant runaround, rude, pathetic, incompetent, lying behavior. If you're not paying attention to your staff who represents Virgin Mobile you'll lose again & break down crying. No longer interested in the headaches, the lies, inconsistent BS of your patience staff so I have now chosen a great company.
When looking for a new mobile contract I chose Virgin as the TV service we have had was consistently good. However the mobile service is like dealing with muppets from another planet. In March I purchased the mobile contract of J3 Samsung. 3 weeks later it breaks down. It takes 5 day for them to send a return packet. Receive 13 April. It takes 5 more days for them to make a diagnosis. They said it was unrepairable to claim on my insurance. It took 3 calls to the insurance to get them to process my claim as one girl got confused with the number I was calling from when I clearly stated the number I was talking about. Another said they had to have the phone back, on checking my policy I found that was incorrect. Anyway eventually they sent me a refurbished mobile not a new mobile as promised in the agreement.
On trying to connect and unlock the phone rang Virgin who after another ping pong between insurance and Virgin. Finally stated that it needed to be registered. Have the new phone registered on their Virgin IT system. Wait another 5 days, after more ping pong between Virgin and Virgin assurance Asurion suprise they still can't unlock it. They say the insurance company can only do that, I am now waiting for another random brain cell with a pulse to call me back.
I've been with Virgin Mobile since 2015 when I switched from a different prepaid provider. At first, I was excited because I had never owned a smartphone before and they promised good service. For about a year, I thought it was OK but then I started experiencing dropped calls and network outages. I would attempt to use my phone and it had no network coverage available. Very bad when you have an emergency! I stuck with them until today, though, because I didn't know who to switch to but I finally ported my number and got a new phone with Cricket Wireless.
I had to have my account number from Virgin to make the change and couldn't find it on their website (the rep stated that it was due to a privacy or security issue) and the rep I spoke to was helpful. I have to also give them credit for helping me activate my service in the beginning. I had trouble but Virgin Mobile called AT&T for me and had my number ported. I probably would have stayed with them but they are also going to strictly iPhones (Android users are still supported but no new Android phones will be sold starting in Fall 2018) and I am firmly against Apple because of their unsavory practices with outdated phones.
I spent at least an hour to swap my phone from ZTE to LG today. Virgin staff could not do it. I have two line with Virgin. My wife's phone number was canceled for no reason this time and they could not reestablish old number. Virgin staff gave her new number. She lost number after seven years. I am still stuck with my old Zte phone. Technical staff is poorly trained. They cannot help. I am afraid to call for help. They screwed up your current service. This is my second time experience.
They are very friendly on the phone when you called them and they help you with any issue you have including phone service and phone related questions. They sell very reasonable phones on their website.
I am not even going to describe my experiences with Javier and most of Virgin Mobile's customer service call center. Javier is supposedly a supervisor and I actually spoke with his supervisor, Jarod maybe? And he completely ignored the fact that Javier and the people below him have no freaking clue about what it actually takes to solve someones problems. I called maybe 10 today and my first 5 calls went equally as terrible and that's how Javier got involved. I do not think they have any clue you have to wait on the phone for 20 minutes trying to navigate the maze of stupid questions that have nothing to do with why I am even calling. Please someone higher up than Jarod or Javier go back and listen to all 10 of my calls and teach these people not to waste paying customers time with absolutely asinine customer service!
Virgin Mobile expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Virgin Mobile USA is a subsidiary of Sprint and offers prepaid plans for smartphones and basic phones. The company operates in countries outside the United States under different ownership. It has been in business since 2002, and the U.S. headquarters are in Kansas City, Mo. They primarily offer unlimited plans, but custom pay-as-you-go plans may be available from select retail locations.
Music streaming: Virgin Mobile customers with unlimited plans can stream music from one of the company’s partner apps, including Spotify, Pandora and others, without it counting against their high speed data usage.
Data Packs: Customers who occasionally need extra data but don’t need a high-data plan every month can purchase Data Packs from their online Virgin Mobile account. Extra data is available for as little as $5 and is available for one month.
Lost phone protection: If customers lose their phone, they can contact Virgin Mobile to have their service immediately suspended. Once they have a new phone, they can have the remaining service time and data transferred to their new phone.
Additional features: Interested customers can add several features to their phone for an additional fee, including mobile hotspot connectivity, visual voicemail and text-to-landline service. They can also add CallWatch, which alerts customers to calls likely coming from telemarketers, bill collectors or scammers.
International plans: Customers who regularly make calls to other countries can add international service to their plan for an additional monthly fee. Multiple international options are available to meet different customers’ needs.
Best for: Virgin Mobile is best for parents and budget-conscious customers.
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