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Virgin Mobile offers a $20 smartphone plan with no data
For years now, Virgin Mobile has built a solid following by offering no-contract smartphone plans for people who don’t want to buy a subsidized phone. Now, Virgin Mobile is making the assumption that a number of consumers do not want to pay for data packages.
Virgin Mobile has released a new smartphone plan that costs only $20 per month and comes with no data. This means that customers on this plan must rely on accessing the internet with Wi-Fi. The $20 plan includes 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited text messaging.
If you want to have a small amount of data, you can pay $35 per month for a plan with unlimited data, talk and text, and 250 MB of 3G/4G data. Virgin Mobile is also allowed a $35 plan that includes 300 minutes of talk time, unlimited texting and 2.5GB of data.
Virgin Mobile also has $45 and $55 plans which include unlimited text and talk, with unlimited international texting and 100 international minutes. The $45 plan gives users 1GB of data while the $55 plan includes 3GB of data each month. All data plans are throttled after the customer uses the amount of data in their monthly plan.
Those traveling to abroad can add a $5 monthly add-on which includes unlimited voice minutes to Canada and Mexico. For $10 a month, a customer can have 1,000 minutes to call more than 200 countries.
It is clear from these moves that Virgin Mobile is aiming towards T-Mobile in their quest to retake the title of the #1 prepaid carrier. T-Mobile customers must buy data plans that include 500MB for $40 a month while Verizon customers must buy a data package which includes 250MB for $55.