Virgin Mobile offering $25 Google Wallet credit with LG Optimus EliteAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
If you've been on the fence about picking up Virgin Mobile's LG Optimus Elite, the carrier has a new deal that may convince you to pull out your wallet. Virgin has announced that any customer that buys an Optimus Elite and activates a Google Wallet prepaid card within seven days of the phone purchase will receive a $25 Google Wallet credit. The promotion starts today and will run through July 18th, meaning you've got plenty of time to gather up the $149.99 for a new Optimus Elite. It's also worth noting that the $25 credit will be given to you in two portions, with the first $10 getting delivered within 48 hours of your Wallet activation and then the remaining $15 arriving within three weeks.
But wait, there's more! Virgin Mobile is running another promotion that'll award new customers with a $35 account bonus good for one month of service with the purchase of an Optimus Elite. This promo is much shorter than the Wallet one, as it's only running through May 30th. To qualify for the $35 bonus, you must be a new Virgin Mobile customer and purchase the Optimus Elite from Virgin's website by May 30th, and then you'll need to activate the phone on a current Beyond Talk plan by June 7th.
So there are a couple of deals to entice you to pick up an Optimus Elite from Virgin Mobile. The Optimus Elite is Virgin's first Android handset with Google Wallet support, and with the credits that Virgin is offering with the device along with its $149.99 no-contract price tag, the device is definitely worth consideration if you're considering picking up a new Virgin Mobile handset. Have any of you already snagged an Optimus Elite? If you haven't, are you thinking about picking one up soon?
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MAKE YOUR VIRGIN MOBILE LG OPTIMUS ELITE YOUR WALLET AND GET $25
From 5/18/12 through 7/18/12, you can get $25 credited to your Google Wallet™ account by first purchasing and activating an LG Optimus Elite™.
Then activate your Google Wallet and Google Wallet prepaid card within 7 days of activating the device on a Virgin Mobile USA Beyond Talk monthly plan.
With Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities and built-in services like Google Wallet, you can now use your LG Optimus Elite like never before – as a wallet - making it one of the fastest, easiest and flat-out coolest ways to make a purchase at participating retailers.
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Limited time offer, promotion runs from 5/18/2012 through 7/18/2012 (“Promotion Period”). Not available in all markets/retail locations. $25 Google Wallet offer Terms and Conditions: Offer requires: (1) purchase of a new LG Optimus Elite from Virgin Mobile and activation on a Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk account; and (2) activation and set up of Google Wallet prepaid card within seven (7) days of Virgin Mobile account activation, during the Promotion Period. Upon successful activation, Google™ will: (i) add a $10 credit to the Google Wallet prepaid card within 48 hours of activation; and (ii) add an additional $15.00 credit to the Google Wallet prepaid card within three weeks of successful activation and set up. No personal credit card information is required for offer to apply. To see where Google Wallet is accepted, please go to http://www.google.com/wallet/where-it-works.html. NOTE: Credits applied toward Google Wallet accounts are performed by Google or its designees. For more questions or inquiries about this offer, or about the status of your credit, please call Google Wallet: 855-492-5538. Other restrictions apply.
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