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Up to this point, T-Mobile's been the one shaking up the wireless industry with its "Un-carrier" initiatives that go against the grain. However, credit Virgin Mobile for being the first to launch no-contract data sharing plans in the U.S., though there's a small caveat -- they're exclusively available at Walmart locations. If you don't mind a trip to Wally World, then beginning tomorrow (January 17), you can access the new plans on four specific 4G LTE smartphones that come pre-loaded with the Virgin Mobile data sharing application. In addition, each multi-line... Read more...
In Samsung's world, the talk of the Galaxy is all about the recently unveiled S4 with its plethora of fancy new features and hardware enhancements, but don't go hating on its predecessor. The Galaxy S III is still a capable smartphone, which is why Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are so excited to announce that they're now carrying Samsung's previous flagship device. "Samsung Galaxy S III is a premium smartphone designed to deliver one of the hottest handset experiences to consumers," said Jeff Hallock, senior vice president, Marketing-Sprint. "Offering this device on both Boost and Virgin Mobile... Read more...
The power of the Internet makes us wonder how we ever got along without it. Case in point: Kevin Burke, an independent developer, discovered a major security hole that left six million Virgin Mobile USA customers vulnerable to a relatively simple brute force attack. After alerting Virgin Mobile of the flaw a month ago and seeing no fix in sight, he decided to make the matter public "Virgin Mobile forces you to use your phone number as your username, and a 6-digit number as your password. This means there are only one million possible passwords you can choose," Burke explained in a blog post. "This... Read more...
Apple's iPhone sure does get around these days, and on June 29, you can add Virgin Mobile USA to the list of carriers offering the popular iOS device. Virgin Mobile made the announcement today, saying it will carry both the iPhone 4 and 4S with its Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans (carried out through Sprint's network) starting at $30 per month. "This month marks Virgin Mobile USA’s tenth birthday," said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. "And what better way to thank our fans for ten years of loyalty than by giving them exactly what they want: the perfect plan for... Read more...
Boost Mobile isn't the only prepaid carrier who's getting 4G service. Today, Virgin Mobile also announced 4G service with its no-contract plans. To accompany the announcement, Virgin Mobile announced the HTC EVO V 4G smartphone, Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot, and U600 3G/4G USB Stick. The HTC EVO V 4G will be available for $299.99 on May 31. This smartphone runs on Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 3.6. Key features include a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen, 1GB RAM/4GB ROM, and a 5MP camera. For Virgin Mobile’s Broadband2Go customers, the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot by Sierra Wireless ($149.99)... Read more...
Who says that you need a post-paid contract in order to get a decent smartphone? A few years back, you did, but things have changed dramatically. Now, some smartphones are trickling down to pre-paid carriers, with yesterdays "greatest" on the post-paid side becoming today's "good enough" on the pre-paid side. LG's Optimus Slider is an Android-powered handset with a slide-out keyboard and a terrific price for someone looking to snag their first smartphone. It'll be available on October 17th for $199.99, and that's off-contract. Compare that to most Android handsets coming out today, which retail... Read more...
All good things must come to an end. With Sprint being the last major oasis for unlimited data plans, the news that subsidiary Virgin Mobile is going to begin throttling users is indeed negative. With competitors Verizon, and AT&T killing off their unlimited data plans and T-Mobile throttling users, customers desperate for data have been moving to Sprint or one of several small, contract-free carriers, like Virgin Mobile. However, Sprint announced last week that they would start throttling Virgin Mobile data users that went over a limit of 2.5GB. Many users are now questioning... Read more...
In addition to the Android-Powered Photon 4G we showed you earlier, Sprint, along with its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, are teaming up with Motorola to launch more than 10 new Motorola devices in 2011. The Motorola TRIUMPH will be the first Virgin Mobile USA device from Motorola. This smartphone features a 1GHz processor, 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, two cameras, a slim design (less than 0.4 inches thick), HD-Video (720p) capture and HDMI output. Earlier this week, Sprint and Motorola also debuted the Motorola XPRT, which is the first Motorola smartphone powered by Android from... Read more...
Traditionally, prepaid carriers and MVNOs have had fairly lackluster phone options, particularly when it comes to smartphones. Basically, it's difficult to find a legitimately high-end smartphone on a prepaid carrier. The reason is pretty simple: high-end phones are expensive, and since prepaid phones are sold off contract, it's difficult to convince people to pay $500+ for a phone. Particularly when they aren't even interested in paying their phone bill on a contract. But this week, a breakthrough happened. Virgin Mobile launched what's likely the most serious and sophisticated smartphone on a... Read more...
If you're against pop culture, you should turn your nose up and dash away as soon as possible. Virgin Mobile has just debuted a new free music app in the Android Market, but it probably won't appeal to those who aren't in tune with the Top 40. At least not yet. Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 is the app's name, and it will give all Android users who dare download it access to a music stream hosted by DJ Abbey Braden, as well as past Virgin Mobile FreeFest performance videos, and “check in” features at events and performances, such as Lady Gaga concerts. Every status update from within the app... Read more...
We had no reason to think that Virgin Mobile USA was kidding around with their new Broadband2Go teaser on the company's Facebook page, but now it's official. And it may very well up-end the mobile broadband industry. With post-paid carriers looking more and more these days like money hungry pipes, the pre-paid options are looking more and more suitable. And if you're in need of a new mobile Internet source, Virgin Mobile has the best deal going. The new Broadband2Go plan has added a $40/month option that doesn't require any long term contracts, and it will be available tomorrow online and rolling... Read more...
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... Read more...
It's getting easier and easier to avoid the major four mobile carriers in America, and more importantly, to avoid those long-term contracts that lock you in and refuse to let go. Of course, the biggest and most cutting-edge smartphones will continue to go to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, and all of them will require those 2-year contracts, but if you don't really care about what phone makes and receives your calls/texts, Virgin Mobile has a tempting new offer. PayLo is an all-new pay-as-you-go brand designed for light mobile users, offering a 400-minute plan for just $20/month and prepaid... Read more...
With the addition of the MiFi 2200 to its Broadband2Go portfolio, Virgin Mobile is offering customers a prepaid Intelligent Mobile Hotspot that allows users with Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect to 3G Internet. This new Broadband2Go MiFi product doesn't require a contract, monthly subscription or activation fee. The Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot costs $149.99 and operates on the Sprint 3G network. With the MiFi 2200, users can create a mobile hotspot that can be shared among up to five users with a variety of Wi-Fi enabled devices. The MiFi 2200 supports many popular security... Read more...
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