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Pre-pay Virgin Mobile MiFi due June 28th

Pre-pay Virgin Mobile MiFi due June 28th

Virgin Mobile USA are preparing to launch their first MiFi device, seemingly the same Novatel Wireless 2200 model as offered by Sprint and Verizon, only available for the first time in the US on a pre-pay contract.  Spotted by GearLog at a recent Best Buy preview event, the Virgin MiFi will apparently be priced at $149 for the unit itself - contract free - and then data allowance added to it by credit, debit or Virgin top-up card.

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Sprint’s new prepaid strategy is what Verizon’s KIN plans should’ve been

Sprint’s new prepaid strategy is what Verizon’s KIN plans should’ve been

Whether or not Microsoft's KIN handsets have GenUpload appeal or not, one thing just about everyone outside of Verizon agrees on is that the carrier has priced the featurephone's data plans too highly.  Ideal time for Sprint to leap in with some massively impressive prepaid offerings, using its Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile acquisitions to target the youth market, those looking for affordable, contract-free unlimited service, and even those wanting cheap BlackBerry BIS support (from $35 all-in, voice and text included).

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Sprint Q2 2009 finances revealed: $348m net loss, 257k customers down

Sprint Q2 2009 finances revealed: $348m net loss, 257k customers down

Sprint have announced their Q2 2009 financial results, and while there are glimmers of hope in the shape of ongoing prepaid customer growth and stable post-pay revenue, the take-away figures are a loss of 257,000 customers over the three month period and a net loss of $384m on revenues of $8.1bn.  That revenue is down 1-percent from Q1 2009, and down 10-percent on Q2 2008, though Sprint did manage to pay off $700m of debt (although it still owes $16.4bn).

Virgin Mobile announces new minute plans, including $49.99 Unlimited plan, Pink Slip protection, Texter’s Delight

Virgin Mobile announces new minute plans, including $49.99 Unlimited plan, Pink Slip protection, Texter’s Delight

Virgin Mobile has followed suit with every major carrier (and apparently the American automakers too) in the rush to offer deals to consumers in this time of economic crisis. Virgin has announced a new Unlimited minutes plan for $49.99 and "Pink Slip Protection" which waves up to three months of phone bills if you lose your job. Pretty sweet deal for those of you who shy away from contracts and aren't concerned with having the latest and greatest phones.

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