Virgin Mobile Review
Virgin Mobile USA is a popular well known brand known for prepaid voice, wireless, messaging and broadband services. The US brand of Virgin Mobile was acquired by Sprint in 2009 and operates on the Sprint Nextel Network.
Virgin Mobile sells handsets at retail partner locations such as Wal-Mart, Target, BestBuy and RadioShack stores across the country. The handsets and broadband devices can also be purchased online at various online locations including at virginmobileusa. Virgin Mobile USA is the American Virgin Mobile brand which services subscribers throughout the US. It should not be confused with other service providers that service other countries across the world. The networks, phones used and plans are different based on country and for the most part are not interchangeable.
Virgin Mobile Review – Plans
Virgin Mobile specializes in three distinct plans which are design to service different types of customers. All three types of plans are available without the need of a signed contract.
• “Paylo by Virgin Mobile” which contains three different Virgin prepaid plans.
|Basic Rate||$20||20c/min||15c each||$1.50/MB||90 Days|
|Talk||$20||400 mins||15c each||$1.50/MB||1 month|
|Talk & Text||$30||1500||1500||30MB||1 month|
• “Beyond Talk” plans; which are designed for those who like to text, use email and web. All “Beyond Talk” plans include “unlimited” Web, Data and Email usage.
|Beyond Talk Plan||Web, Data and Email||Anytime Minutes|
• Broadband2Go plans which focus on home or on the go 3G internet plans on the Sprint 3G network.
|$10/10 days||100 MB|
|$50/Month||Unlimited Data (up to 2.5GB)|
Virgin Mobile Review – Overages
There is an additional 10c/minute charge for overage minutes used before the end of the month. After 2.5GB of data use during a month, users are reduced to 256kbps or more until the next month.
Virgin Mobile offers specific smartphones for specific plans as listed below:
|Virgin Mobile Smartphones||Virgin Mobile Plans|
|HTC Wildfire S||Beyond Talk|
|LG Optimus Slider||Beyond Talk|
|LG Optimus V||Beyond Talk|
|Motorola Triumph||Beyond Talk|
|Samsung Intercept||Beyond Talk|