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 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.
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 Mobile's Custom Plans Now Available at Walmart
Virgin Mobile USA's Custom plans launched at Walmart stores today. The plans, which were announced last month, allow customers to add only the service they want and alter their service day-by-day if they need to in order to manage their expenses.