Virgin Mobile adds another mobile to its portfolio in the form of vTrendy. It is targeted at the youths but I wonder if this will really attract them because of the minimal features it carries. vTrendy has got a 65K color screen, access to vBytes, loudspeaker and FM Radio. It is available at Virgin Mobile outlets for a getaway price of Rs. 1500.
PATHETIC!!! ABSOLUTELY AND DISGUSTINGLY PATHETIC! Want to know why? Read on… 2 months after I bought the VTrendy, the battery charging system displayed errors, my phone began to hang indefinitely and my display screen stopped working completely. I couldn’t see anything except a dark blue glow on my screen. I couldn’t read messages or see who had called me. Although the phone is under a 1 year warranty, I’ve gone to 4 locations, 2 of them listed by Virgin mobile as authorized service centres, and they told me that THEY DON’T ACCEPT THESE PHONES ANYMORE. The only remianing services centres are in New Bombay. That’s practically in another city!!! The VTrendy was an absolute waste of money, a pathetically slow and error-prone phone that made even simple text messaging a herculean task. Moreover, I had to use it with handsfree because of the heat and radiation it produced, which often gave me a splitting headache and made me feel nauseous. I wouldn’t recommend this phone to anyone.