Virgin Mobile USA says bye bye to their postpaid Helio service
1. ibap (Posts: 681; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
The Ocean was a pretty cool phone. Maybe one of its descendants will resurface?
2. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
This is a good move for Sprint. Hopefully they will be able to pick up a good # of these Virgin Mobile contract customers and get them into another 2 year contract.
4. cereal (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2010)
A good move? Sprint is essentially giving a big middle finger to 86,000 potential customers. I'm one of those customers. Being unemployed right now, I can't afford a new phone, and I'm certainly not signing a two year contract that leaves me stuck with some crappy free phone. Helio was contracting mobile service from Sprint anyway, so there's no excuse for not allowing people to continue using their current phones. I'll certainly never use Sprint again, and a good portion of those other 86,000 people will likely feel the same way.
6. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Sprint's not giving them the middle finger. Sprint's giving them to get a better phone with better features and probably a better plan. I bet Sprint will waive activation and they should!! Sometimes you can put the phone on ur bill....
7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
You are way off base with that assesment, Sprint is giving subs an additional $50 off new sub price and waiving all fees. Use the unemployment benefits and get a better, cheaper more inclusive plan or go prepay
8. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Some people will get upset and be inclined to leave like alltel people that didnt wanna go with Verizon for whatever reason...but Sprint will hold on to the majority of these customers!
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Helio back in the day was awesome. The company offered these feature rich phones that you simply couldn't find else where unless on a PDA. But now, all phones offer the same thing. Helio, even as a sub of Sprint or even Virgin Mobile, didn't seem so feature rich anymore. Oh well...
5. thatdude1 (unregistered)
Farewell, Helio! You will be missed!