Virgin Mobile Custom Prepaid Plan

This is the amazing prepaid smartphone plan you’ve been waiting for

By on July 30, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

This is the amazing prepaid smartphone plan you’ve been waiting for

Virgin Mobile on Wednesday announced a new bold prepaid plan that may give certain smartphone buyers exactly the kind of tools they may have been dreaming of. Subscribers will be able to customize their Custom plans on the go, including number of voice minutes, messages and data allowance per month, via a special app that will let them make as many changes as they require. More →

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Virgin Mobile iPhone 5 Release Date

iPhone 5 coming to Virgin Mobile next Friday for $550

By on June 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM.

iPhone 5 coming to Virgin Mobile next Friday for $550

Virgin Mobile on Friday announced the upcoming availability of the iPhone 5. The carrier will offer Apple’s latest smartphone starting at $549.99 for the 16GB model beginning next week. The iPhone 5 will be compatible with Virgin’s unlimited Beyond Talk plans, which offers 2.5GB of data at 3G and 4G LTE speeds and unlimited messaging for $35 per month. Customers who enroll in automatic monthly payments will be eligible for even more savings with a $5 per month discount. The iPhone 5 will be available in Virgin Mobile stores and RadioShack locations nationwide starting June 28th.

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CDMA-compatible iPhone 5 may be headed for Virgin Mobile

By on October 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM.

CDMA-compatible iPhone 5 may be headed for Virgin Mobile

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Remember when the iPhone used to be on just one U.S. carrier? What a difference five years makes. The iPhone 5 is now on 16 U.S. carriers including prepaid companies such as Cricket. And there’s more good news on the way: It seems that prepaid customers holding out for the iPhone 5 on Virgin Mobile might not have to wait very long, as MacRumors has learned that Apple has “Virgin-specific CDMA iPhone 5 units lined up and ready to go.”  More →

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Virgin Mobile launches contract-free HTC One V for just $199

By on July 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM.

Virgin Mobile launches contract-free HTC One V for just $199

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The chin is in at Virgin Mobile — the Sprint-owned prepaid wireless carrier has quietly launched one of HTC’s latest and greatest smartphones, the entry-level-but-quite-capable HTC One V. Complete with a throwback Android chin beneath the device’s 3.7-inch WVGA display, the One V features a 1GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, a 5-megapixel camera with HTC ImageChip technology, 4GB of internal storage, microSDHC support, Beats Audio, 512MB of RAM and Sense 4 on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Virgin Mobile subscribers new and old can now purchase the sleek smartphone for just $199 without any contract, and plans start at just $35 per month for 300 voice minutes and unlimited messaging and data, though data speeds are throttled after 2.5GB of usage during a single billing period. More →

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Apple’s iPhone now available from Virgin Mobile

By on June 29, 2012 at 7:45 PM.

Apple’s iPhone now available from Virgin Mobile

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The world’s most popular smartphone is now available as a prepaid handset on Virgin Mobile. The 8GB iPhone 4 is being offered for $549, while the newer 16GB Phone 4S costs $649 with no contract. Both handsets are eligible for Virgin Mobile’s unlimited data and messaging plans that start as low as $35 per month. Apple’s smartphone is available through Virgin Mobile’s website, RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers. Regional carrier Cricket, owned by Leap Wireless, was the first carrier to offer a prepaid iPhone in the United States. The company is charging users $399.99 for the 8GB iPhone 4 and $499.99 for the 16GB iPhone 4S, besting Virgin Mobile’s hardware pricing by $150. More →

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Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S to be available from Virgin Mobile on June 29th

By on June 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM.

Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S to be available from Virgin Mobile on June 29th

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Virgin Mobile on Thursday formally announced the future availability of Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S smartphones. The 8GB iPhone 4 will retail for $549, while the newer 16GB Phone 4S will cost $649 with no contract. Both handsets will be eligible for Virgin Mobile’s unlimited data and messaging plans that start as low as $30 per month. “This month marks Virgin Mobile USA’s tenth birthday,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. “And what better way to thank our fans for ten years of loyalty than by giving them exactly what they want: the perfect plan for the perfect phone. That is the essence of ‘A Higher Calling.’ ” The two iPhone models will be available online and through RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers on June 29th. Virgin Mobile’s press release follows below. More →

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AT&T may start throttling data speeds in October

By on July 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM.

AT&T may start throttling data speeds in October

AT&T will begin to throttle data speeds during the first week of October, 9to5 Mac reported on Thursday. The carrier could move to throttle the data speeds of its biggest data users in an effort to ensure network stability for its first LTE devices, which are expected to launch later this year. It remains unclear how low AT&T will knock the throughput down to, but 9to5 Mac says Virgin currently forces data hogs down to 256Kbps until the next billing cycle after they use more than 2.5GB. T-Mobile also throttles its data speeds after users go over their monthly 5GB “unlimited” cap. The move should actually be beneficial for most AT&T customers looking for stable performance and will only affect those who use much more data than the average customer according to the report. More →

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Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile hands-on

By on June 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM.

Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile hands-on

The Motorola Photon 4G from Sprint wasn’t the only Motorola device that got official a little while ago. The company has introduced a low cost Android handset for prepaid carrier Virgin Mobile, and it definitely tries to set the bar for what a prepaid phone is in today’s market. For starters, the Motorola Triumph’s styling is eerily similar to the first Motorola DROID, just thinner, and without the slide-out keyboard. The unit is solid, and while we noticed a bit of resistance using the display, Motorola informed us that it wasn’t a final production unit and that could change. Pricing wasn’t communicated to us, but it sure looks like it will be the prepaid Android handset to beat so far. Check out another image of the Triumph after the break. More →

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Virgin Mobile USA announces LG Optimus V; $150, pre-paid, available today

By on February 2, 2011 at 2:23 AM.

Virgin Mobile USA announces LG Optimus V; $150, pre-paid, available today

LG continues to pedal is low-cost Optimus handset to carriers, complete with an alphabet-soup of surnames. So it comes as no surprise that today, via a press release, pre-paid wireless carrier Virgin Mobile USA announced that it would be offering the LG Optimus V handset effective immediately. The device, which has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G, and Wi-Fi, will retail for $149.99 and can be paired with one of Virgin’s affordable unlimited data plans (which start at just $25). The phone, which can be purchased at RadioShack or at virginmobileusa.com, will also be able to leverage the carrier’s Virgin Mobile Live streaming music service; the second phone with such capabilities.  Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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Virgin Mobile puts limits on $40 unlimited data plan; 5GB per month cap starting February 15th

By on January 13, 2011 at 1:59 AM.

Virgin Mobile puts limits on $40 unlimited data plan; 5GB per month cap starting February 15th

Perhaps it was too good to be true. In a conversation with PCMag, Virgin Mobile made known that its $40 per month truly unlimited data plan was going the way of the Dodo. Citing the need to implement network controls to ensure optimal experience,” the company said the $40 Broadband2Go plan would now carry a monthly cap of 5GB. Since all Virgin Mobile subscribers are on month-to-month agreements, the new 5GB cap will take affect on the first day of a new billing cycle after February 15th. Any Broadband2Go users out there upset? More →

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Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry 9780 and Samsung Galaxy S

By on November 3, 2010 at 4:20 PM.

Virgin Mobile Canada launching BlackBerry 9780 and Samsung Galaxy S

We just received a tip that Virgin Mobile Canada will not be left out of the smartphone party this November. According to our tipster, Virgin Mobile will be launching the upcoming BlackBerry 9780 on November 9th, and the Samsung Galaxy S on November 15th. Pricing information wasn’t provided to us but we doubt it will vary much from the competition.

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G on the verge of release with Virgin Mobile

By on May 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM.

BlackBerry Pearl 3G on the verge of release with Virgin Mobile

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It looks like the Canadian BlackBerry faithful won’t have to wait too much longer to get their hands on the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, as one of our Virgin Mobile connects just sent us in a bunch of pictures of a newly arrived dummy model. We have been told to expected the actual devices to arrive in stores very, very shortly, and that the 3-year price will be $49.99, with the option for a 30-day contract at $349.99. One more pic after the jump.

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Virgin Mobile's ultra-affordable Beyond Talk plans now available

By on May 12, 2010 at 10:52 AM.

Virgin Mobile's ultra-affordable Beyond Talk plans now available

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Virgin Mobile fired shots across the bow of its pre-paid competition this morning as it officially launched the Beyond Talk plans that we told you about just under a week ago. Starting at $25, the main selling point of the Beyond Talk service offerings is that they all feature unlimited text, email, data and web. The reason for the difference in price between the plans is the number of minutes you get. The $25 and $40 plans are good for 300 and 1,200 minutes respectively, while the $60 plan offers unlimited voice. For an extra $10, you can add BlackBerry data. Of course you won’t be able to use a BlackBerry on Virgin until the end of this month when it launches the Curve 8530 for $299.99, but the prospect of a pre-paid BlackBerry plan for $35 is worth waiting a few weeks for, right? More →

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