Virgin Mobile USA Offers New Plans and 'Pink Slip Protection'
Virgin Mobile USA is rolling out new national prepaid plans and a new unemployment assistance program. The new Totally Unlimited plan, which costs $50 per month, includes unlimited voice minutes with no roaming or other extra charges. Virgin is also offering a plan specifically for heavy texters. Customers interested more in messaging services than voice services can get 1000 messages (SMS, IM, MMS, email) for $15 per month, or unlimited messaging for $20. Voice minutes will cost 10 cents each. Lastly, Virgin is also announcing that it will cover monthly service charges (includes taxes and fees) for up to three months for customers who become unemployed. In order to be eligible for unemployment assistance, customers will have to be with Virgin for at least two months, and will have to prove eligibility for state unemployment benefits. Any plan at $30, $40, or $50 will be eligible. New customers will automatically be enrolled in the program, existing customers will need to enroll by June 30.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Jun 21, 2017
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.
Google to Strip SMS from Hangouts May 22
Mar 24, 2017
Google today outlined a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Mar 29, 2017
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Apple Debuts New Bands for Apple Watch
Mar 21, 2018
Apple today revealed its Spring collection of bands for the Apple Watch, which include a variety of new colors and styles. Apple updated the Woven Nylon band with stripes and colors.