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. The plan includes the standard 250 voice minutes, but Assurance is offering new customers an additional 250 minutes (500 total) for the first four months they are with the company. Existing customers will be upgraded to the new messaging plan over time. The new service options are available to consumers in 36 states where Assurance operates. Assurance is a government-assisted program that offers free and low-cost handsets and service to eligible consumers.
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.
AT&T Brings Back Unlimited Data for TV Customers
AT&T today said new and existing customers can once again select an unlimited data mobile plan — as long as they are also a customer of AT&T-owned DirecTV or U-Verse. The unlimited plan includes unlimited LTE 4G, unlimited voice, and unlimited messaging.