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Members' Top FAQ:
Here's the deal: You got a discount off the price of your phone based on the plan level (Silver, Gold or Platinum) that you committed to when you hooked up or upgraded.
That means, if you want to switch from a higher plan level to a lower one (say, from Platinum to Silver) then there might be a Plan Level Change Fee.
The fee would be to make up for the difference between the original discount you got on your phone and the discount you would be able to get at the new plan level you want to move to.
If you’re on a term agreement:
You can upgrade once you’re eligible. To check your eligibility log in to My Account and check the My Service > My Phone and follow the instructions to upgrade online. You can also check your eligibility right on your phone, just head to my.vmobile.ca. If you're still having trouble, head to any Virgin Mobile store and we'll hook you up right away.
If you’re on a Virgin Mobile SuperTab™:
You can upgrade your phone at any time, just by paying off your Virgin Mobile SuperTab™ balance (you’ll now need to move to a 2-year agreement). Log in to My Account and go to My Bill > Virgin Mobile SuperTab History to check your current balance. When you’re ready for a new phone, head to any Virgin Mobile store and we’ll hook you up right away.
If you're a prepaid Member:
Pop into any Virgin Mobile store to do a credit check and find out if you're good to move to a monthly plan and order your shiny new phone.
You can change your Buddy List once a month for free! Here's how:
A credit limit is a pre-set spending limit for your services that’s applied to your account. It’s decided and agreed on at your first credit check when you hooked up with us.
If you travel outside of Canada you’ll be charged the rates of the country you are in for calling, texting or using data. Check out the US roaming rates and international roaming rates. You can also grab a roaming add-on feature to reduce charges and save cash.
TIP: If you’re using Wi-Fi on your phone when travelling, make sure to turn off data roaming!
Your Credit Limit will be lifted and security deposit returned after 6 months of on-time payments in a row.
The security deposit is usually added back to your account as a credit. If you want to get a cheque for it, then wait to get a text message from us saying that your Credit Limits has been taken off and then give Care a shout to ask for a cheque. Before the cheque is sent out, the deposit will be used to pay any balance owing on your account. Also make sure we have the most up-to-date address for you since that’s where we’ll be mailing the cheque to!
Remember, you can update your address online in My Account
It can take up to 3 days for collection calls to stop after a payment is received.
We need a couple of days to pull all of the details together and process your monthly bill. Generally, you’ll get your bill in about 9 business days. After that you can see it online. Once it’s posted online you still have 21 days to pay it, so there’s lots of time to make sure you get that payment in without any late payment fees.
Payments through your bank can take a bit longer and your bank is the one responsible for processing them. We should get the payment in about 3 to 10 business days. Hang tight!