Assurance Climbs Into the Rocky Mountain State
Assurance Wireless today announced that qualifying residents in the state of Colorado will have access to Assurance's products and services. Assurance Wireless provides a free cell phone and 250 monthly voice minutes to low-income families. Assurance also offers low-cost plans. For $5 per month, Assurance customers can double their monthly minutes to 500, and for $20, increase voice minutes to 1000 and add in 1000 text messages. Customers will still have access to their 250 free minutes even if they can't pay for the extra minutes. Assurance also offers pay-by-use voice minutes, text/email messages and international calling. Colorado marks the 33rd state in which Assurance now operates. Assurance is run by Virgin Mobile USA.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Assurance Wireless Offers More Minutes and Messages
Assurance Wireless today improved its offering to low-income Americans. Specifically, the company is offering new customers unlimited text messaging with their plan.
Virgin Mobile Adjusts Pricing, Intros $20 No-Data Option
Virgin Mobile USA today made some changes to its service plans. To start, the company added a new, low-cost plan for $20 per month.
Paylo Offering $20 Unlimited Plans at Walmart Stores
Paylo, the low-cost provider run by Virgin Mobile USA, today announced a pair of unlimited plans that cost $20 per month. The plans are meant for basic phones, not smartphones.
Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt
Madstar Mobile today announced itself as "the newest national wireless carrier." The MVNO resells access to Sprint's 3G/4G networks and claims to offer the benefits of postpaid and prepaid services at the same time. It bills for service on a postpaid basis, but it doesn't require credit checks, deposits, or contracts.
My question is why someone who can afford $20 for 1,000 minutes would qualify for this service at all. For $20 you get 400 minutes at Virgin and for $30 you can get 1,500. Sounds to m...