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    I remember when i saw the ad on TV about getting money into your Virgin mobile account if you receive calls!

    To what extent was this true, anyone tried or got Virgin Mobile?

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    I never tried virgin mobile but people say that it adds balance in your account when get a incoming call, it sounds true coz virgin cannot afford to play such a prank while stepping into market.

    Virgin is offering some good deals if you want can check here Virgin India

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    Its true,
    i just remembered that one of my friends used to call his virgin mobile from his Aircel phone and kept two open indefinitely. ( he had a scheme for unlimited outgoing in aircel ). He didnt really need the free balance from Virgin but he still did this for fun. He made real calls from his Airtel or Voda cells.
    He got more than 500 rupees worth balance that month alone from Virgin.
    What a boy !!! :lol:

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    lol... smart guy... but I heard that Virgin's service isn't upto standards... Atleast in my area...

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    in kolkata its pretty good, hope it will be better at ur place soon.

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    virgin services are not upto the mark in delhi too
    i checked it in banglore too and same in banglore city too

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    Well least we all know that you do actually receive credit for getting incoming calls!

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    yup, per minute 10p , as far as I can recall.

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    Long back some service provider came up with similar idea but it was rejected by Govt. Because many people would give miss calls with the hope that they would call back to find out whose number it is and they would get money to receive call.
    Dont know how long this would be !
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    do you know what service provider that was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Well least we all know that you do actually receive credit for getting incoming calls!
    if this is true......i need to definately shift from vodafone to virgin mobile than.....!!! need to check of the coverage.....coz vodafone is supposedly having networks in even alien placces.....like small villages n stuff.....

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    Although this is a good service or add on by virgin, but i have not heard anything about their service, so it would be good to find out what their service is like. As there are always down sides to something as well as there being good things!

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    Virgin is using bandwidth/network from Tata Indicom to provide the service, i.e., they are leasing TI resources. So their service will be as good or bad as Tata Indicom.

    I believe that "paid to receive calls" was an introductory offer and it has now been withdrawn but I am not sure.
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    Virgin Mobile does credit your account balance with the money they say that they will give.
    But, one friend of mine using it said that it was not as good as our dear old other service providers.:euro:

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Virgin is using bandwidth/network from Tata Indicom to provide the service, i.e., they are leasing TI resources. So their service will be as good or bad as Tata Indicom.

    I believe that "paid to receive calls" was an introductory offer and it has now been withdrawn but I am not sure.
    Thats a point, as i don't even see any ads, on that now! Maybe it was a promotional offer!

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    the offer is still on .
    Virgin Mobile (India) Prepaid Mobile Phone Service, Get Paid for Incoming
    10p/min . check the flash add in the given link.

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    Would anyone like to know how Virgin is able to offer money for receiving calls?

    I will tell you regardless

    When you make a call from say for instance an airtel mobile phone to a vodafone mobile phone then airtel will charge you for an outgoing call and vodafone will charge airtel company for call termination and that money as far as I know is more then 10 paisa per min so virgin still makes a lot of money and by offering this money for reciving calls they are actually adding so many youngsters to their network.

    So in my opinion its a very smart move and is sustainable as well as opposed to come and go offers offered by other operators.

    Virgin mobile doesnt have a very big share in UK (Virgin is a UK company) due to the fact that virgin started very late in UK. In India I can say for sure that Virgin as a company is going to do very well.

    Richard Branson is a very very smart businessman ... I have worked for one of his companies called Virgin holidays in UK and it was THE best places I had ever worked at.. Virgin is now a massive brand in UK and has a lot of sister companies... Virgin mobile, Virgin media, Virgin megastore (music), there is also a Virgin lingerie chain cant remember the name, virging holidays, Virgin this and virgin that.... they are every where. Virgin cola and what not.

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    I liked the plan where they said call rated to any mobile 50pflat......

    Well the catch is that the first threee min of the day will be charged as Rs.1/min
    which bluntly comes down to 3 per day and which is fair enough

    I would love to get one of those for my mom ....she keeps calling all her friends here and there

    I personally would have loved to use it ..but given that i keep moving around a lot i have to stick with BSNL/MTNL and Airtel Sim cards

    Well bluntly speaking Bsnl has only one rival in network coverage..and that is Airtel

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    Yeh i recently saw that plan advertisement on tv, 50p to any network, but was this in anywhere in India, or just local?

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    All calls to any mobile local or std and any mobile
    50p
    to good to be true ???

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    Virgin Mobile provides a credit of 1p per 6 seconds of incoming call. Max credit per single call restricted to 30p. No credit for calls originating in TATA Indicom No. with unlimited on-net call activated.

    First 3 Min. of local o/g calls per day are charged @ Re.1/min. Balance O/g local calls charged @ 50p/min.

    First 3 Min. of STD o/g calls per day charged @ Rs.1.50/min. Next 30 min STD per day charged @ 50p/min. STD calls per day beyond 33 min (3+30) again charged @ Rs.1.50/min

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evander Leopold View Post
    Its true,
    i just remembered that one of my friends used to call his virgin mobile from his Aircel phone and kept two open indefinitely. ( he had a scheme for unlimited outgoing in aircel )
    how he got the unlimited outgoing in airtel it was only can possible in 1 condition when u have a fake SIM on someone others name...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitkool21 View Post
    how he got the unlimited outgoing in airtel it was only can possible in 1 condition when u have a fake SIM on someone others name...........
    Maybe company phone or CUG or sth else , perhaphs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    Virgin Mobile provides a credit of 1p per 6 seconds of incoming call. Max credit per single call restricted to 30p. No credit for calls originating in TATA Indicom No. with unlimited on-net call activated.
    6 seconds or 60 seconds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitkool21 View Post
    BTW what was a CUG phone..........???
    CUG- I guess it means Closed User Group... some mobile operators offer this facility.. like u take 5 nos. with ur friends... and u can call on other 4 nos. for free...

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    @ cool teche tvm

    its 1p / 6 seconds which works out to 10p/min

    So if ur caller disconnects after 28 sec u get 5p and not 10p

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    @ cool teche tvm

    its 1p / 6 seconds which works out to 10p/min

    So if ur caller disconnects after 28 sec u get 5p and not 10p
    Ahh okies, thanks for the clarification

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    We have Virgin Mobile here in the USA and I absolutely love the service. As like you guys said how you don't have excellent service. We don't really have excellent service either but they are expanding on the Sprint network.

    I wish we had this option of getting paid to receive calls. Our only option for something like this was awhile back they would pay us to receive texts and we got free minutes and we didn't get charged for anything. It was very nice but they don't offer anything like that for us now.

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