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Virgin Mobile looking for smartphone testers to try the HTC 8S

HTC 8S

The Canadian carrier Virgin Mobile is looking for beta testers to try out new mobile phones the company will be stocking. This is also including the HTC 8S where if you register your interest (and are chosen) you'll receive the device and it could well be yours to keep for free. It's simple to get involved and the potential reward is a brand new Windows Phone.

"We’ve got the hottest phones and we want you to test them. We’re building an army of super-savvy Member phone lovers. Give us some info and tell us why you’re the one for the job. If you can prove that you’re creative and cool enough, we’ll give you a free upgrade to one of our hottest new smartphones."

There's a form on Virgin's website which will need to be filled in (there's also a warning for participants to ensure a large enough data allowance is on the account before applying). Should the company choose you, you'll be required to take the HTC 8S for a spin and provide four Twitter tips or tricks over the course of four weeks. 

Sounds to us like a good deal, and it's great to see another carrier getting involved and spreading the word about Windows Phone. If you're interested, be sure to head on over to Virgin Mobile's website to sign up and see if you're chosen. 

Source: Virgin Mobile; thanks, The55, for the tip!

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Hmm... this is tempting...

aubreyq says:

It really is. I'd love some options beyond the US "Big 4" when it comes to WP.

chucky78 says:

Virgin is owned by Bell so it makes sense they would offer Windows Phone. Now when will we see Fido and Chatr offer Windows Phones since they are owned by Robers

snailium says:

Probably next year this time, Fido will have Lumia 920. Fido always behind by 1 year.

Be nice if this was in the US also and if Straight Talk did something like this!  

ejlee072006 says:

Bring this to metro pcs

monigal2 says:

Do the same in the US, those phones r gorgeous and they will sell; especially for teens

WinFan1 says:

Not just teens but people on budgets they will get a great design great software experience and it will feel like any other windows phone with no compromise

Teens are interested in the iSheep Mobile 5. I'm a teen, but I like windows phone, and I love my 920.

pulkit10 says:

Would have loved to try this out. Not on Virgin unfortunately.

Just a warning - before I got my trophy on verizon I had a semi-smart phone on vigrin mobile and my experience was awful, everything from billing issues to network issues and their customer service was the worst I've ever delt with in my life...I'd stay away from this company

Micah Dawson says:

Are you sure you are talking about virgin mobile Canada? I'm assuming if you have Verizon now, you must meant virgin mobile USA. Virgin USA is not the same I don't think as here in the us they are ran by sprint along with boost mobile. But I agree they are the worst company to have....had a optimus v, one v and evo v. Coverage is awful on virgin us.

pulkit10 says:

Micah is correct.
Virgin USA -> owned by Sprint.
Virgin Canada -> owned by Bell.

Different companies with different networks, offers and phones.

killer rin says:

I'm just going to say that you're experience with them as a United States carrier has nothing to do with our experience with them as a Canadian Carrier. Here in canada they are actually a pretty decent carrier with great prices.
 
They are different companies owned by different carriers who share the same name through a franchise.

ah, didn't know that. disreagrd my post

emmiosity says:

I had a great experience with virgin mobile usa. I had great customer service each time I called them too.

The 8S is a cool phone. Superb battery life, comes with Portico installed I believe. Go for it! You can always get a 8X later if WP8 is the right thing for you... And most will be more than happy with the 8S.

WinFan1 says:

Plus the 8s is cheap can always have it as a back up if your ever in a financial bind