Virgin to Delay Throttling Plans Until 2012
Virgin Mobile USA today indicated that it is delaying previously stated plans to throttle users who exceed 2.5GB of data per month. Rather than take effect in October, Virgin won't throttle users until some time in 2012.
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.
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.
Sprint Cuts PayLo and Broadband2Go Amidst Virgin Shakeup
Sprint is today discontinuing its PayLo and Broadband2Go sub-brands, which were operated through Virgin Mobile. The move comes mere days after Sprint said it was "de-emphasizing" the Virgin brand.
T-Mobile Boosts Throttling Threshold to 30 GB
T-Mobile will allow customers to use more LTE data before throttling them. Previously, T-Mobile said it would throttle the heaviest users after they surpass 28 GB of mobile data in a single billing period.
FCC Chairman Not Pleased with Verizon's Plans to Throttle Users
Tom Wheeler, head of the FCC, is questioning Verizon Wireless' intent to begin throttling the speeds of its legacy unlimited LTE 4G data customers. Verizon announced the policy change July 25, suggesting it is to help manage its network in congested areas.
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