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Virgin Mobile adjusts rates, raising some and dropping others

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Virgin Mobile adjusts rates, raising some and dropping others
A screenshot has appeared, appearing to show the new revised price schedule for Virgin Mobile. Those paying for 300 minutes of talk a month will see their monthly rate rise $10 to $35 a month while the 1200 minute plan is bumped up $5 monthly to $45. Both of those plans include unlimited web, text and email. Unlimited 'everything' including calls, is actually cut $5 a month to $55.

There is some good news for Virgin users of BlackBerry models (Virgin Mobile, that is) as the pre-paid carrier is removing the special $10 charge that 'Berry users had to pay per month. The revised pricing will take effect sometime this month although no specific date was announced.

source: MobileCrunch

Later this month, Virgin Mobile is expected to start this new, revised pricing schedule

Later this month, Virgin Mobile is expected to start this new, revised pricing schedule


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posted on 10 Jul 2011, 17:55 1

1. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


It's going to be interesting when the prepaid services get close to almost matching the postpaid in monthly pricing. At least from a smartphone perspective anyway as I'm sure the feature phone prices will always remain very cheap.

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 18:36 2

2. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


My grandma has a very old flip phone with no data, texting, and like very little minutes ( she has an old plan) and pays 15$ every 3 months. She's getting an iPhone today for her 64th birthday. she's going to be shocked at the price difference!

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 23:08

4. Spaco (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


How long has VM been at the $25 price point for 300mins?

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 23:43

5. Cha7520 (Posts: 201; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


@nb2six and christianqwerty...LOL HATERS! I have a great LG Optimus V phone and plan on getting the new Motorola Triumph. VM still hast he cheapest plans out there. Don't hate because your paying about $100 a month for sucky service! LOL

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 12:42

7. hah (unregistered)


I used to be on your beloved VM and had the Optimus V. Promptly switched to Sprint after noticing that VM doesn't care about their customers and REGULARLY has texting and data issues.

Sprint CDMA and 3G are used on VM and Boost but what's funny is that they don't get NEARLY as many 3G and texting issues. VM is bottom of the barrel for them and VM treats their customers that way.

I may pay $83/mo but at least I get good cell and 3G service and even better CUSTOMER SERVICE.

LOL

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 01:38 1

6. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


@Cha7520. i can't wait for the triumph. i hope it's cheap but since there is no contract. bet its going to be at the 300 dollar mark. =[ if its at 199. the world's going to fall because virgin mobile is ridiculously cheap

posted on 12 Jul 2011, 00:34

8. Me (unregistered)


I am a current VM customer & im wonderinq.. when the plans change will current customer have to switch to a new plan or will it stay the same?

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 05:08

9. mr.gonse80 (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


I have a feeling these revised plans will be released on the same day as the Motorola Triumph...July 19th.

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