Virgin Mobile Says Blend, Mulch & Drown Your Phone to Switch (Video) Josh Smith08/24/2012 Virgin Mobile is taking aim at users tied to long, expensive contracts with a number of “Happy Accidents” in a new ad series that shows contract customers experiencing phone loss in humorous ways to switch from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T to the no-contract Virgin Mobile service. In the new video actors destroy their phones on purpose to escape contracts. While the commercial skips over the expensive early termination fee these users would need to pay in real life, and the money they could make selling their old phones, who doesn’t love to see gadget destructionAdvertisement Frustrated customers, Drop a phone of a balcony Toss one in a glass of wine Leave a phone in a taxi Hand it over to a group of ‘thugs’ Nail-gun a phone to a ceiling Microwave a phone instead of a burrito Abandon a phone in a port-a-potty Toss a phone under a truck Mow over a phone with a lawnmower Casually toss a phone into a junkyard Drop a phone into Biohazard waste Mulch a new phone in a wood chipper Drop a phone into a bed pan Blend a phone, though not in a Blendtec blender. Wash, Toast, Fry and otherwise destroy phone, after phone. I’d never recommend destroying a phone to get a new phone on Virgin Mobile, but the ad is good at catching my attention. Virgin Mobile offers coverage on Sprint with some of the best phones out there. For as low as $35 a month users get unlimited, but throttled after 2.5GB, data and a decent amount of minutes and texts. Virgin Mobile offers mobile hotspot for $15 a month, which allows tablets, laptops and other WiFi devices to share the phone’s connection.Advertisement Read: Best PrePaid SmartPhones Fall 2012Advertisement Virgin Mobile takes home two spots in our best smartphones of 2012 picks. The first for the iPhone 4S. This is not a watered down model, but the same one available on contract at the major carriers. The iPhone 4S is $649 up front, but still vastly cheaper over the course of two years. Also on the list is the HTC EVO V, a model similar to the HTC EVO 3D from Sprint.