Sprint's New Facebook-Only Data Plan Is a Sad Internet Future

Do you love experiencing the internet only through the foggy, noisy lens of Facebook? How about only reading things on Twitter or peeping links on Pinterest or stalking friends on Instagram? Then you're going to love Sprint's new hyper-focused data plans. For $12 a month, you can use one of the services as much as you… » 7/30/14 10:30am 7/30/14 10:30am

Virgin Mobile's $30 Unlimited Prepaid iPhone Plan Will Save You a Ton of Cash

Starting June 29th, Virgin Mobile will offer an iPhone prepaid plan for as little as $30 a month after a $5 discount if you're willing to set up automatic payments with your credit card. It's such a good deal, that it makes no sense to go with anything other than prepaid for your next iPhone. » 6/07/12 9:26am 6/07/12 9:26am

Another One Bites the Dust: Virgin Mobile Will Soon Throttle Unlimited Data Users

It seems like all the carriers have banded together to kill the angel known as unlimited data. Even little 'ol Virgin Mobile has joined the murder party, informing their customers that as of March 23rd, Virgin Mobile will throttle users who pass the 2.5GB data threshold. That supposedly effects 3% of their customers.… » 1/19/12 9:25am 1/19/12 9:25am

Virgin Mobile Will Euthanize Helio In May

Here's a funny story! Some time ago, Virgin Mobile snatched up a little wireless company called Helio, with hopes of using it to start a postpaid (on contract) cell service to complement its prepaid business. Then, Sprint, one of the largest postpaid carriers in the country, bought Virgin Mobile, effectively rendering… » 3/02/10 2:33pm 3/02/10 2:33pm

Virgin Mobile's First Helio-App Handset Due September 28th: The Shuttle

Virgin Mobile USA is soon to launch its first handset that uses tech from newly acquired Helio. Just as predicted » 9/10/08 1:00pm 9/10/08 1:00pm, the slider phone will indeed include advanced features like social networking and other mobile services "through partnerships with Accuweather, ESPN, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Yahoo!" and others.…

Virgin Mobile Ponies Up Cheapest Unlimited Calling Plan: $80/Month

Virgin Mobile, the little MVNO that could, is introducing what it says is the lowest-priced unlimited nationwide calling plan on the block—$80 a month for "totally unlimited" calling, starting July 1. Unlimited text and messaging adds another $10, so the super duper unlimited plan will run you $90 all told. Hopefully… » 6/24/08 10:08am 6/24/08 10:08am

Helio Stores And Kiosks Closing Soon, Company In Trouble?

A tipster told us that the talks between Virgin Mobile and SK Telecom/Helio are going nowhere, with Virgin backing out unless there's some sort of bankruptcy declaration or huge liquidation. Our tipster says that Helio's corporate stores and kiosks will be closing very soon, which is backed up by similar info from … » 6/20/08 12:59pm 6/20/08 12:59pm

Virgin and SK Telecom Actually In Talks Despite SK's Denials

Even though SK Telecom denied being in talks with Virgin Mobile to merge it and the Helio brands, Virgin Mobile is having none of it. VM said that they were in the "early stages" of discussions, but there aren't any "assurances that any transaction will result." Sounds like someone at Virgin is using the press as a… » 5/14/08 10:45pm 5/14/08 10:45pm

SK Telecom Denies Merger Talks With Virgin Mobile

Despite mocoNews' and WSJ's reports last week that SK Telecom and Virgin Mobile were set to merge the Helio and Virgin Mobile USA brands, SK Telecom denies these rumors and says it's fully committed to Helio. Dow Jones quoted SK Telecom spokesperson Mina Ryu as saying the all-stock transaction merger was "groundless."… » 5/12/08 7:32pm 5/12/08 7:32pm

Virgin Mobile's Wild Card Gets Music Over the Air

How does a pre-paid service handle over-the-air music subscriptions? Answer: very cheaply. Virgin Mobile's Wild Card by Kyocera is the first phone that can receive music from its Headliners streaming audio player. The service is $2.50 per month, and you can listen to a given song on demand for 25 cents. (Electronista… » 10/19/07 10:18am 10/19/07 10:18am