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.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
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.
AT&T Now Offering Unlimited Calls to Mexico
AT&T today added unlimited calling from wireless handsets to Mexico to its World Connect Value plan. For $5 per month, AT&T customers can make limitless calls to landlines and cell phones in Mexico.