Virgin Mobile will offer Apple’s latest iPhones contract-free and with unlimited data for full retail price starting October 1.
Virgin Mobile is using your webcam to track your eye movement on its YouTube channel, changing the ad whenever you blink.
The UK’s second-largest mobile carrier, O2, has become the latest to sign a deal with Virgin Media in order to give its customers free internet access on the London Underground.
Confirming earlier reports that Virgin Mobile would be the next pre-paid seller of iPhones in the U.S., Sprint announced it would begin doing so on June 29. The iPhone 4 and 4S arrive that day with a unique twist: A low monthly rate starting at $30.
Apple’s iPhone will soon arrive on Virgin Mobile, and the announcement should come sometime later this week, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The plan will be pre-paid, and should be available “as soon as July 1,” though no pricing details were avialable.
As the only major U.S. carrier backing Google Wallet, Sprint is trying to help its cause, releasing the LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile on Tuesday. The $149 Android 2.3 smartphone costs $149.99, putting an NFC-based smartphone in the hands of a wider potential audience.
Pre-paid smartphone prices are in decline, and now Virgin Mobile is offering a new Android handset for $99. The no-contract smartphone offers basic hardware but could appeal based on Virgin’s $35 monthly plan: unlimited Sprint 3G data and texts, along with 300 voice minutes.
Virgin Mobile will begin to reduce the mobile broadband speeds of smartphone users on March 23, following a similar path as T-Mobile, AT&T and others who have offered unlimited plans. Facing huge demand for mobile data, the days of truly unlimited plans appear numbered.
China Telecom is moving ahead with plans to pursue an MVNO service in the U.S. starting next year. A China Telecom executive said the branded cellular service will start early next year and will target tourists and travelers who fly between China and the U.S. frequently.
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