MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile USA Locked in Court Battle
MetroPCS and Virgin Mobile USA were both recently denied motions in a case involving MetroPCS' MetroFLASH service. MetroFLASH lets users of Virgin Mobile devices bring them to a MetroPCS store and have them unlocked/reflashed to work with MetroPCS' services instead. Once Virgin Mobile came to realize what MetroPCS was doing, the company asked it to cease offering the MetroFLASH service. Virgin believed that MetroFLASH was preventing it from recouping some of the cost subsidies on its devices. MetroPCS then filed a claim against Virgin, which filed a counter-claim. A judge tossed MetroPCS' claim, but thinks that Virgin may have some rights with respect to its trademarks. The matter is still being pursued in court.
MetroPCS to Sell the iPhone
T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS, today said it will soon sell the entire range of iPhones from Apple. MetroPCS plans to kick off iPhone sales at select stores in Florida on July 1, but will expand to all stores around the nation soon.
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.
MetroPCS Targets Families With Latest Offerings
MetroPCS today unrolled a handful of promotions that may appeal to customers with multiple lines. For example, people who port in their number to MetroPCS will receive $60 to spend on any smartphone that MetroPCS sells.
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.
Isn't that part of the risk...
Anyway, I'm a consu...
virgin mobile = corporate nazis
Seems to me...
Still, though...if it's $40 to have it "metroFLASH'ed", it doesn't exactly seem worth it. Metro's got phones for $70 bucks.