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.
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...