Virgin Mobile USA Offers New Plans and 'Pink Slip Protection'
Virgin Mobile USA is rolling out new national prepaid plans and a new unemployment assistance program. The new Totally Unlimited plan, which costs $50 per month, includes unlimited voice minutes with no roaming or other extra charges. Virgin is also offering a plan specifically for heavy texters. Customers interested more in messaging services than voice services can get 1000 messages (SMS, IM, MMS, email) for $15 per month, or unlimited messaging for $20. Voice minutes will cost 10 cents each. Lastly, Virgin is also announcing that it will cover monthly service charges (includes taxes and fees) for up to three months for customers who become unemployed. In order to be eligible for unemployment assistance, customers will have to be with Virgin for at least two months, and will have to prove eligibility for state unemployment benefits. Any plan at $30, $40, or $50 will be eligible. New customers will automatically be enrolled in the program, existing customers will need to enroll by June 30.
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.
Virgin Mobile Offering No-Contract Shared Data Plans
Virgin Mobile today announced a new plan available exclusively to Walmart customers that includes sharable data without contracts. The plans are available to four specific phones for between two an four lines per account.
Virgin Extends Year-for-$1 Promo to Existing iPhone Owners
Virgin Mobile today announced a promotion that lets new customers receive 12 months of service for just $1 by bringing their number and existing iPhone from a different carrier and activating it with Virgin's Inner Circle plan. The offer was previously only available to customers purchasing a new iPhone from Virgin.
Virgin Mobile Offering Unlimited Cellular Music Streaming
Virgin Mobile USA today announced Data Free Music, a program that lets customers stream an unlimited amount of music over the cellular network with no impact on their data plan. The idea is similar to one from T-Mobile.
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.