Virgin Mobile Extends 'Connect' to Pre-Paid Customers
Today, Virgin Mobile USA announced that it is extending its Connect social networking dashboard service to its pre-paid customers. Connect was launched for Virgin's post-paid customers in late 2008. The Connect interface allows customers to connect directly to Facebook, MySpace, Flickr and YouTube from one dashboard, negating the need to sign in separately to each service. It aggregates all the social networking content into one area on the phone. Connect also has a built-in RSS reader. Connect is available to all monthly and prepaid data pack customers.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Samsung Connect Tag Lets You Track Your Stuff
Samsung today announced the Connect Tag, a wireless fob that you can attach to just about anything to monitor its location. Samsung envisions the Connect Tag will work best on kids' backpacks, car keys, dog collars, or even tossed inside cars.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
Sprint Partners with Boingo to Double Down On WiFi
Sprint today announced a new partnership with Boingo that will give its customers free access to Boingo's WiFi hotspots in 35 U.S. airports.