New Mommy Bliss: Bye Bye Contract ~ Hello, Virgin Mobile Custom! #MC #VirginMobileMom #Sponsored

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bye Bye Contract ~ Hello, Virgin Mobile Custom! #MC #VirginMobileMom #Sponsored

Disclaimer: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

I received this stylish LG Pulse to try out on Virgin Mobile's New Custom plan. Virgin Mobile Custom is perfect for families on a tight budget or your tweens/teens that needs their first cellphone. The base plan starts at just $6.98! From there you build and add services as needed. You can even adjust the plan through out the month and not get charged extra as long as you stay within the account balance.

My niece no longer lives in the city and where she resides, a bus picks her up and drops her off at school. We felt like she needed a phone in case of emergencies. Being the Chatter box that she is, she talks and texts A LOT with her friends. The LG Pulse's home button pulsates different colors when you are charging it up or there's a message. My niece found that to be a super great feature. Being that I am a super Picture Person, I had to test out the camera before passing it along and I must say it takes pretty good shot. When it comes to videos and listening to music, The sound quality is pretty good as well. We're very pleased with this phone so far. 

I think my most favorite feature of this LG phone from Virgin Mobile is the Virgin Mobile Custom section that allows me to create my very own personalized plan that suits my family's needs and budget. Without being stuck in a contract for two years, I'm free of those ghastly Hidden fees and taxes. With Virgin Mobile Custom I create MY plan MY way with features That I want. I am STRONGLY considering switching over to Virgin Mobile Custom for myself! Plans start at $6.98 for 20 minutes of talk time and 20 texts. There is no data plan at that price point. The basic plan would be perfect for a child who only needs the phone for emergency purposes. Even my Grandfather would benefit from that phone being that he is way over the whole social media thing.

We were provided with a $35 Top-Up card to activate and customize our phone whichever way we chose. I know that my niece Loves to talk, but prefers to text more and that she's always watching these silly youtube videos so here's what I went with:
  • 250 Talk Minutes for $3.00
  • 750 Texts for $6.50
  • 1GB of Data for $18.50
  • Monthly Line Fee of $6.98
Leaving her total for the month at $34.98 with 2 cents to carry over into the next month. Let's say in the middle of the month we realize that she needs more Texts and Talk as oppose to Data, then we go right into our customizing center on the device and switch it up. You'll see at the top whether or not you're going over the balance available.

With our current Family plan we have Unlimited everything, but no one uses their data or texts more than me. Even If we tried to ask for a plan with fewer talk, text, and data it STILL ends up costing over $200 a month for 3 lines. I mean would YOU pay that amount when you see there is a cheaper alternative?

The LG Pulse can be picked up at Walmart for $79.99 and has the following specifications:
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Long-Lasting 2,100 mAh Battery With Up to 17 Hours Talk Time
  • Up to 32GB microSD storage
  • Vibrant 4.5″ display with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 5 MP Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front-Facing Camera with Light Frame
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS
Are you like me and Love social media? The Virgin Mobile Custom plans have you covered. For just $15 extra a month you can get UNLIMITED Social Media!!!! Yea..... I think I'm over my current plan. Don't forget, This makes the perfect gift for the holidays!

For more information about Virgin Mobile and their Custom plans that you can create visit You can also check out the brand on Facebook and Twitter. You can also see what others have to say about Virgin Mobile Custom with the hashtag #VirginMobileMom.

Does your family use a prepaid mobile phone service? Have you heard of Virgin Mobile Custom? At what Age do you think your child should earn a cellphone?


  1. its so great that you can adjust the plan when you need to . the customization makes it far better than other plans out there. and the phone is awesome! I wish mine had a battery that lasted that long

  2. I swear thesennon contract phones sound more and more tempting every time I hear about them!!!

  3. Wow, this is awesome! We have Verizon at the moment, but we may just make the switch to Virgin!