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Virgin Mobile Caps Unlimited Data

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Jan 12, 2011, 8:51 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Virgin Mobile USA has decided to drop the "unlimited" nature of its $40 3G Broadband2Go data plan. The plan, which was introduce with a Virgin-branded MiFi device last summer, allowed customers to consume unlimited mobile broadband for $40 per month. Now, Virgin Mobile has added a 5GB soft cap to the plan. Users can still consume as much data as they want, but after they reach 5GB per month, their speeds will be throttled down considerably. Virgin Mobile USA said that the move is being made to make sure all customers have an optimal experience. In a statement emailed to PCMag, Virgin said, "Customers who use BB2Go for typical email, internet surfing and reasonable downloading will likely not be impacted/notice any difference." The change goes into effect at the end of customers' current billing cycle, though no later than February 15.

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Jan 12, 2011, 4:18 PM

How much does Verizon charge for 5gb

Compared to Verizon is this still a bargain?
Verizon charges $50 for 5gb, so it is $10 cheaper, but remember, virgin will only run on the native sprint network, so there is a coverage issue.

I haven't used a virgin card (heh), so I don't know what speeds are like, but I do know that customers...
flip mode

Jan 12, 2011, 9:30 AM

sorry that excuse is all used

optimal experience Laughing

at&t already used that one
It's really to give the carrier an optimal experience because then instead of upgrading their network to accommodate more and more people, they can just restrict the users for their laziness sake.
At least it's a soft cap. I rarely reach the 5GB level, but it's nice to know they won't just shut me off or charge me more.
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