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Virgin Mobile's New $40 Broadband Plan Replaces Others

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Aug 24, 2010, 7:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Virgin Mobile USA today made a more formal announcement about its new $40 unlimited monthly data plan. As Phone Scoop reported earlier, for customers seeking no-contract wireless broadband service, Virgin Mobile USA is offering 100MB for $10, which lasts for 10 days. It is also offering unlimited broadband for $40 per month. These two new plans replace the plans, ranging from $20 to $60, that Virgin Mobile USA introduced in June. Customers who had chosen one of those older plans will be able to serve out the remaining time of their monthly data allotment and will then have to choose one of the new plans for their next monthly cycle. The plans will be available starting August 25. The service will be available with either an Ovation MC760 USB dongle ($80) or the Novatel MiFi 2200 ($150).

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trsprague

Aug 24, 2010, 12:42 PM

Ditch the crappy ATT iPad "3G" Service

This has so much potential as a good deal for so many reasons!

1. I have an iPad and spend $25 per month for AT&T's ultra crappy 3G service. Why not get the mifi on Virgin's service, put it in your pocket, and share with the iPad? Unlimited access, instead of the meager 2GB for AT&T (then another $25).

2. I am considering getting rid of my home broadband through Time Warner. Although it is faster that 3G broadband, I am going to test it out. If it is satisfactory, bye bye Time Warner! I am tired of getting nickeled and dimed by the cable company. Plus, if the power goes out...guess what...I still have Internet!

3. If you have an Android or iPhone, ratchet down the minute plans, and use Skype via Wi-fi. Again, put your mi-fi in your...
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It would be great if I were not in a truck in the middle of nowhere. I can't wait 'til Sprint builds out its Wi-Max coverage as I am being told by others here that they will.
I bought the MiFi yesterday. A few times a year when we go camping I need to ability to still login and check on things back in the office, I just don't feel like signing a 2 year contract and paying $60 a month.

This little thing is nice. I have...
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seddy

Aug 25, 2010, 12:23 PM

If only it were true...

It's August 25th, and still no sign of this plan on their web site.

False advertising, or lazy web designers?
I agree, well, we shall see.
muchdrama

Aug 24, 2010, 1:43 PM

One thing that bothers me--

--about Virgin Mobile: they are constantly changing their plans. And when they get changed, I'm read about some customers being put on said new plans without any notification (well, I'd imagine the bill is a notification of sorts).
Virgin is pre-paid. Do they even get bills?
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muchdrama said:
--about Virgin Mobile: they are constantly changing their plans. And when they get changed, I'm read about some customers being put on said new plans without any notification (well, I'd imagine the bill is a notific
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The recent slew of changes is to get their plans more in line with Sprints.

Since the buyout they have been working on a line of plans that are somewhat similar to Sprints (or at least more so than the other ones were). They're making these change...
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Android Ace

Aug 24, 2010, 9:59 AM

This begs the question...

Why would anyone want to stick with a contract-based mobile broadband plan from Sprint ($60/month, 5 gigabyte limit) when they can go with this plan? Sprint is cannibalizing its customer base. I just hope that as a sales rep, I get commission for selling it.
Is what Virgin offering Rev.A?

I live in Las Vegas, and I can get Clear WiMax for $5 more a month and that's true broadband.
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It's half a net add for each prepaid you sell, Virgin or Boost, if you are a corporate sales rep.

Why would anyone pay $99.99 for unlimited talk, text and internet when for $69.99 you can get a Boost Curve phone with exactly the same plan? People ...
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funkeybadger

Aug 24, 2010, 8:29 AM

Good Pricing

They have a smaller footprint than other companies but the $40 a month for unlimited mobile broadband seems like a pretty fair trade off. Also I wonder if this will force other companies (at&t, verizon, sprint...) to lower their prices. Thoughts?
I doubt it'll have any influence on other companies pricing.
MetroPCS & Cricket offer unlimited talk & text for like what $45/mo? Those companies !!STILL!! don't seem to have any influence on ATT/Verizon. I wish they would! These wireless bills are v...
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As far as Virgin is concerned, I'm not sure why anyone would pay more. VMU is connected through the same high-speed service as Sprint, and it gives you more for $20 less than ANY other carrier. With sprint owning VMU and boost, they make it hard for t...
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