Virgin Mobile USA To Offer $40/Month Unlimited Mobile Data Plan

And this here is why competition is a great thing. When AT&T ditched their mobile unlimited plans in favor of tiered plans, most assumed that the other major operators would follow suit. We're still waiting on the edge of our seats to see if that'll happen, but for now, AT&T remains the lone player who won't give smartphone users unlimited data for their phone. Granted, they're also the only carrier in the U.S. with the data-hungry iPhone, so we guess we can understand the situation a little bit.

But now, Virgin Mobile USA is going against the AT&T grain with a couple of new Broadband2Go plans. These plans provide mobile Internet access on Sprint's network via the MiFi 2200 hotspot or the Ovation MC760 USB WWAN modem. Both devices are prepaid (no contract attached), giving you the ability to only buy network access for times when you need it. The new plans include a $10 option that gives users 100MB over the course of 10 days, or the real sweet spot is unlimited data over the course of 30 days.

That's the $40 unlimited plan, with the $40 part being the real kicker. Even Verizon's WWAN plans are more than that for just 5GB per month. This won't help your smartphone per se, but it'll definitely help those looking to get their notebooks, UMPCs, etc. online while on the road. The new plans should go into effect this week.
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Joel H 4 years ago

As long as the iPhone is AT&T only, those of us who own them are stuck. Granted, my own plan was grandfathered when AT&T switched to their new, ridiculous rates, but the point still stands. If you want an iPhone, you play AT&T's game.

animatortom 4 years ago

I was checking this plan out. The place where they get you is in the talk minutes!

I guess if you want to text all your conversations then it is a good idea. It would also be good for kids who have to text all day:P

realneil 4 years ago

Show me the 40 per month unlimited IdeaTALKIdea plan and I'll be a happy camper. Sleep

Nethersprite 4 years ago

@realniel MetroPCS? :P

Drago 4 years ago

I like their unlimited no contract broadband plan but why do they have to use the horridly sparse sprint network? As it is 5 gig for verizon's mobile broadband is a lot as long as you dont spend all day streaming stuff or downloading huge files or games. Still it is very nice to see this, maybe this will make the other companies change their prices and plans to match.

Drago 4 years ago

Well seems they changed their mind as the broadband to go page does not show what you guys pictured today. That or they have not rolled this new unlimited plan out yet.

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