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.
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.