Unnamed Suitor Competed with Sprint for Virgin Mobile
According to documents filed with the SEC, a second company pursued Virgin Mobile USA earlier this year. The firm, only referred to as Company X in the filings, made several bids for Virgin Mobile against Sprint Nextel. Virgin's board of directors decided that PCS licensing issues and Sprint's on-going relationship with Virgin made it a better match. The board also believed Sprint Nextel would block Company X — called a strategic competitor of Sprint Nextel — from making the acquisition. Company X withdrew its last bid for Virgin on July 24, and Virgin Mobile USA and Sprint Nextel made the acquisition announcement on July 28. The deal is worth about $483 million.
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.
Sprint Spreads the LG Tribute 2 to Virgin and Sprint Prepaid
Sprint today announced the LG Tribute 2 is now available from Virgin Mobile and Sprint Prepaid. The Tribute 2 has LG's signature rear-placed buttons, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, LTE, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Outline Galaxy S7 Launch
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile today both confirmed plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy S7 to their prepaid customers. Boost will kick off sales of the flagship handset on March 11, with Virgin to follow March 18.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Score Kyocera Hydro Reach
Sprint's prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, plan to sell three low-cost smartphones in the weeks ahead, including the Kyocera Hydro Reach. The Reach (pictured) is an update to the Hydro Edge.
Sprint Planning to Use Virgin Mobile As Market 'Disrupter'
Sprint intends to relaunch its Virgin Mobile brand later this year and will use the prepaid service to shake things up. "We've put most of our attention in the postpaid handset business, which is where 80% of the profit in this industry comes from," said CEO Marcelo Claure.
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