Virgin Mobile announces new no-contract data sharing plans


Virgin Mobile announced today that they are introducing the first no-contract data sharing plans to the industry. Customers will have a choice of two to four lines to have on their account and will have access to a special data-sharing app that can help with data buy-ups, adding on international service, and monitoring usage. In addition to the normal charges for service, Virgin Mobile is also giving users an option to pay a flat $5 per month fee to avoid having data charges for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pandora, and other social media and music streaming apps, from counting against their data cap. Read more

Virgin Mobile releases new Unlimited plans

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Virgin Mobile announced Virgin Mobile Unlimited plans for those who want no contracts but access to unlimited talk and text. For those people who just want talk and text and only use WiFi for data you’ll only have to pay $20 for 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited texting. If you pay $15 more you’ll have access to Unlimited talk/text and 250 MB of data, or you’ll have 300 minutes of talk time, unlimited text and 2.5 GB of 3/4G data. The full price chart breaks down as follows:

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Sprint & Virgin Mobile to carry LG Tribute


Earlier this month, LG announced its next budget-friendly smartphone, the Tribute — essentially a rebranded variant of the F60 with some minor carrier adjustments designed to make the phone function correctly in the United States.

It looks like two carriers in the U.S. are gearing up to launch the handset. According to industry insiders, both Sprint and Virgin Mobile have been in contact with LG and are currently awaiting stock.

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HTC and Sprint announce the mid-range Desire 510

htc_desire_510_whiteHTC and Sprint have announced availability for the Desire 510 on the carrier’s network, and if you’re on any of Sprint’s prepaid or postpaid networks, it’s looking like you’ll be able to get your hands on the device. For Sprint Easy Pay customers, you can own the device for just $9 per month for two years, and Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will carry it with a $99 price tag.

Sprint hasn’t changed the specs of the device at all, so you’ll get Qualcomm’s zippy Snapdragon 400 64-bit CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 4.7-inch display. At the price point that the 510 is being offered, it’s a hard phone to beat. Read more

HTC brings the Desire 610 and Desire 816 to the U.S.


They might not be the most “desirable” smartphones, but the HTC Desire line has been around for a long time. HTC announced today that the Desire 610 and the Desire 816 are now available in the U.S.

The Desire 816 (pictured above) features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to 128 GB of extra storage, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, BoomSound, Sense 6, and 2,600 mAh battery. It will be available starting tomorrow at Virgin Mobile for $299 on a Beyond Talk plan with no contract agreement.

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