Recession got you down? Thinking of canceling that cellphone contract?
Need a bailout in order to keep that texting habit alive? Virgin Mobile
USA is looking to make the most of a bad situation (not to mention
rival Boost Mobile's completely attractive $50 unlimited plan
offering up a $49.99 Unlimited Plan that's sweeter than most similar
It should be noted that this particular plan doesn't include any data
whatsoever, and furthermore, no text or multimedia messages are
included. In other words, this plan is strictly for talking, but
considering that there's no contract attached (it's prepaid
with no activation or roaming chargers), it's still a solid deal. The
plan will become available on April 15th, and Virgin Mobile is also
incorporating a new "Pink Slip Protection" that does exactly what it
says: protects you from losing your cellphone if you lose your job.
Much like the car deals these days that pay your car payment if your
income vanishes, the operator will pay your phone bill for up to three
months if you become unemployed (and meet lots of other stipulations,
For what it's worth, unlimited texting can be added on top of this plan
for just $10 per month, which isn't too pricey compared to what
AT&T and the other big boys are charging. Speaking of texting,
Virgin Mobile is also introducing a new plan (also on April 15th) that
aims specifically at heavy SMSers. The "Texter's Delight" offers 1000
messages for $14.99 per month or unlimited messaging for $19.99 per
month. Now, if only those "big carriers" would take note, we'd really be in business.