Virgin Mobile, a prepaid subsidiary of major US wireless carrier Sprint, is transforming into a mobile operator that sells only smartphone devices made by Apple. To mark the start of its new identity, the company is introducing a new limited time special offer that gives customers one whole year of unlimited voice calls, text messaging, and data for only $1.
Today’s mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) may not be as big (or as widely known) as the major wireless carriers (such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint), but they do have some nice deals to offer, especially for those looking for budget friendly plans or flexible mobile options.
Like other mobile service providers like Ting Mobile or Tello, US Mobile has a business model that allows its customers to fully customize their wireless plans. In other words, those on US Mobile can get to choose how many minutes of voice calls, number of text messages, and megabytes or gigabytes of data they will prepaying for.
Unlimited data plans are good and all, but oftentimes, mobile users can just get by with a specific number of megabytes of data per month. But the hard part is figuring out exactly how much you will need in the next thirty days. Sure, you already have a basic idea of your levels of consumption but there is no telling if that is going to change soon.
Here is some rather unpleasant news for certain mobile users -- PlatinumTel (PTel) has decided to end its mobile service operations effective on January 30th of this year. As a direct result of the wireless carrier shutting down, its mobile brand, Giv Mobile, will also cease offering wireless services by January 31st of this year.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint may be considered the four biggest wireless carriers in the United States in terms of size of customer base and vastness of network coverage. But when it comes to customer satisfaction, the Big Four’s performance leaves much to be desired. Well, at least according to the results of Consumer Reports’ latest survey.
Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary, Boost Mobile, has just debuted new data plans. And they are generating buzz lately because of their rather unique structure. Dubbed as “Growing Data” plans, Boost Mobile’s latest offering add 500 megabytes of data to the customer’s account each time he completed three on-time payments.
So you are thinking of getting out of Sprint, but you don't want to give up the handset you purchased from this major wireless carrier? Not to worry -- Sprint happens to lease some its network to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). These are smaller wireless providers that make use of Sprint's network but offer significantly less expensive plans than the major carrier. Listed below are some of the MVNOs that will allow you to use your Sprint smartphone on their plans.
MetroPCS, the prepaid wireless service brand owned by T-Mobile, is launching a new promo that will give its customers unlimited calls, text messaging, and 4G LTE data for $50 a month. And they can enjoy all of these without having to sign up for a yearly contract.
But wait -- there are some caveats. First of all, subscribers must avail of the promo not later than April 5th of this year. When they do, they will be able to enjoy the promo's inclusions for an indefinite period of time.
Double data deals are aplenty these days. Indeed, major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless are offering them to their respective customers and to anyone willing to shift to a better deal. Well, who wouldn't be interested in a plan that offers twice the data?