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Virgin Mobile to Increase Gold Plans by $5 Due to “Mistake”, on August 13

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Virgin Mobile debuted new two-year plans just the other day and now they have announced they have admitted they “made a mistake” on their initial Gold Plan pricing, according to an internal memo (via MobileSyrup). The latter states “lucky members who hook up with us over the weekend can take advantage of lower price points.”

The increase can coincidentally be seen to match Fido’s Smart Plans, which are priced at $45, $55 and $65 per month:

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Here are Virgin Mobile’s current Gold Plans, priced $5 below Fido:

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Koodo has their Canada-wide voice and data plans priced the same as Virgin Mobile, so there’s no word whether the former will increase their prices too.

So if you want to save $5 per month on Virgin’s Gold plans, looks like this weekend is the time to do it before the price increases on Tuesday.

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  • 1His_Nibs1

    Quote: “The increase can coincidentally be seen to match Fido’s Smart Plans” And the Pig 3 wonder why Canadians are fed up with them and are welcoming Verizon (even if it means the same price structures for similar plans) with open arms. No competition, no attempt to “out do” Fido, no innovation. Why try to compete when you can keep everything status quo and the Pig 3 can just keep getting fatter on the backs of Canadians………and they consider this competition. Just the same old pigs at the trough offering exactly what their competitors are offering. You know, you’d think now would be a good time with Verizon threatening to enter the Canadian market to REALLY COMPETE and offer mind blowing deals on plans but alas we are talking about the archaic thinking of the Canadian telecos who would rather engage in negative ad campaigns and spend their profits on that instead of wooing new customers or rewarding loyal ones.

  • Kevin

    I like how Fido spams “unlimited” to make it look like they have real unlimited plans.

  • PRSHAN

    VERIZON HAS A GAME PLAN we will know it on Tuesday when they the meeting

    alot us are holding OFF Upgradeing, Renewing contract ,and planing Terminate contract until they get here

    there was POLL in TORONTO SUN

    Do you think it’s a good idea for Verizon to enter the Canadian market?

    85% CANADIAN SUPPORT VERIZON COMING IN
    15% SUPPORT THE BIG 3 AND THERE 150 C.E.O UNIONS

    WORLD BIGGEST MOBILE PLAYER

    VODAFONE Controls (Europe Market, Australia, India, South Africa) ROAMING FREE

    AMERICA MOVIL Controls (Mexico and Whole Lanita South American Market) ROAMING FREE

    VERIZON WIRELESS will be first time to Controls North American Market (USA, CANADA 2013) ROAMING FREE SOON

    VERIZON has largest and fastest 4G LTE network in the US.the BIG 3 IN CANADA WORST 4G LTE EVER

    VERIZON JUST COMPLETED ROLL OUT 98% THERE 3G/4G LTE ACROSS U.S THAT INCLUDE THE SMALL CITIES COVERAGE URBAN CITES
    THEY WILL DO THE SAME FOR CANADIAN URBAN CITES ALSO @1His_Nibs1:disqus @c910aa1b5bf2083256ee0d01eef6e5a5:disqus

  • mcfilmmakers

    They do, except for data.

  • zaikatanox

    This would bring their prices more in line with Koodo and Fido for plans with 300 dollar subsidy, though Koodo would still have the lowest BYOD plans.

    Without this ‘correction’, you’d end up paying the least with Virgin if you want the 300 dollar subsidy, though Koodo is the only provider among the second-tiered Three that impose no cancellation fee for their tab.

  • Kevin

    Mostly, when customers see the word “unlimited” they are thinking that it applies to talk, text, and data. In this case, the talk time is only unlimited within its given time frame, and text is unlimited as long as you don’t use their “premium messages” which is confusing and not included in the plans. It’s a great selling point to spam the word but you have to read the fine print, making these plans fakes.
    Per say, my aws iPhone 5 with WIND is unlimited talk, text, and data for $40/m. That’s a real unlimited plan.

  • mcfilmmakers

    Unlimited incoming plus unlimited anytime plus unlimited evening and weekends (redundant) = unlimited voice. I see your point though.

  • Mark Mark

    God dear God please let Verizon come to Canada so I don’t have to pay another penny to a Canadian carrier. I will pay Verizon a 20% premium just so I don’t have to deal with the Big 3 for another second

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