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Virgin's newest payLo plan targets texters with its $40 unlimited voice & text offering

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Virgin's newest payLo plan targets texters with its $40 unlimited voice & text offering
Sprint has surely been busy when it comes to the prepaid market, as we’ve recently heard about Voyager Mobile’s launch onto the scene, which so happens to rely on Sprint’s 3G EV-DO and 4G WiMAX networks. Now, we’re hearing about a new plan offering coming from its subsidiary in Virgin Mobile.

Today, Virgin Mobile announced the availability of a brand new payLo pre-paid service plan that primarily targets texters who have an affinity for dishing out tons of messages to friends and family. Specifically, the new $40 per month prepaid plan provides for unlimited voice minutes, unlimited messages, and 50MB of data sprinkled on for those who sparingly use the service.

Again, the new offering is meant to target text messaging happy individuals, but the small data allotment is still a nice thing to have just in case. Of course, the new plan offering is compatible with the assortment of payLo feature phones – such as the Samsung M575, which is a slide-out QWERTY handset that’s priced affordably at $49.99.

If the new $40 plan is still too much for you to handle, Virgin has other payLo plans that might fit the bill – like its $30 plan that offers 1500 minutes, 1500 messages, and 30MB of data. Lastly, there’s also a $20 per month plan that coughs up only 400 minutes, with messages costing $0.15 each and $1.50 per megabyte of data.

source: Sprint & Virgin Mobile via Phonescoop

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posted on 21 May 2012, 14:49

1. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Wow, talk about an advertising article!! What happend to Virgin's PAy-LO $25 unlimted text , data and 200 min plan??

posted on 21 May 2012, 16:38

3. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The article is fact based and not an advertising spiel. VirginMobile simplified its Paylo plans with $20, $30, and $40 plans. Btw, VM had being offering, unlimited data, unlimited text and 300 minute for its "smartphones" for the Beyond Talk program.

posted on 21 May 2012, 15:31

2. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Meh, I don't see why to jump on this plan unless you constantly find that 1500 text and 1500 minutes is not enough for you....

posted on 29 May 2012, 02:20

4. Shazz (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)


Not altogether a bad thing...my sister is so disinterested in anything pc/techno, and only ever calls or texts, so there are those out there that this would work for. Also good to see that side of the market hasn't been forgotten-I know I struggled to find a plan for my folks a couple of months back, that allowed for very little usage, without paying for more than they'd ever need. I finally heard about Tracfone's SVC phone and plan designed for seniors. They can pay as little as $7/month for enough minutes to satisfy their needs, and the senior-friendly phone that would hardly get much use only cost around $15. Good call by Virgin Mobile to recognize this side of the market.

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