I became a Virgin subscriber this weekend. Purchased a new Samsung SPH-A60 wireless phone for $169 (came with $10 airtimes). I could have bought a cheaper phone but this one just seemed much nicer than the inexpensive models.
I bought $25 in airtime and I figure I will puchase $100 top ups in the future, provided it all works in the next few days!
I am a light wireless phone user so I figure this should save me a ton of cash over my old low level wireless plan.
I figure my monthly airtime usage won't be much more than Bell's soon to be implemented $8.95 system access fee.
Picture below is the Samsung phone which also has a camera, I doubt I'll ever use.
Hugh, I just topped up with the $100/365 day expiry option. Glad now I don't have to think about top-up till September 2007. I registered my CC so now top-ups only require going into My Account, picking the amount, enter PIN and Bob's your uncle.
I was a bit peeved that they eliminated the $15/120 day expiry cards but there was no better option.
A colleague of mine just picked up the LG3300 and he's going with the 40¢/day plan. With a few short calls per day - which is what he tends to make - his average per-minute fee (including the 40¢) will be pretty low.
I was looking at the A640 on the weekend. Nice phone. I'd buy one today...if only my current phone (with Bell) would die!!