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Virgin Mobile Launches HSPA+ Network, Releases Smartphone Plans

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Virgin Mobile has officially launched their HSPA+ network that now supports the iPhone. Alongside the release, the company has introduced new price plans as well.

The company has launched two types of plans; Smartphone Combo plans that include a voice plan and a data plan or customers can opt to separate the two and choose a separate voice plan and separate data plan.

Note that Virgin is owned by Bell, so iPhone users will essentially be using Bell’s HSPA+ network for service.

Virgin Mobile Smartphone Combo Plans

$50/month

  • Daytime Minutes: 150 anytime + 50 bonus minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 7pm
  • Data: 500MB + Tethering
  • Features: Choose Voicemail 10 with Caller Display OR Unlimited Text and Picture messaging
  • Free WiFi at all Starbucks locations

$65/month

  • Daytime Minutes: 200 anytime + 50 bonus minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 7pm
  • Data: 1GB + Tethering
  • Features: Choose Voicemail 10 with Caller Display OR Unlimited Text and Picture messaging
  • Free WiFi at all Starbucks locations

$80/month

  • Daytime Minutes: 350 anytime + 50 bonus minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 7pm
  • Data: 2GB + Tethering
  • Features: Choose Voicemail 10 with Caller Display OR Unlimited Text and Picture messaging
  • Visual Voicemail is included
  • Free WiFi at all Starbucks locations

$100/month

  • Daytime Minutes: 450 anytime + 50 bonus minutes
  • Evenings & Weekends: Unlimited at 7pm
  • Data: 3GB + Tethering
  • Features: Choose Voicemail 10 with Caller Display AND Unlimited Text and Picture messaging
  • Visual Voicemail is included
  • Free WiFi at all Starbucks locations

If customers opt to build their own plan, they may choose a voice plan starting at $25/month (up to $70) and then add a data plan starting at $30 for 500MB.

Data Add-Ons (include Tethering and Free Starbucks WiFi)

  • $30/month: 500 MB
  • $35/month: 1GB
  • $50/month: 2GB
  • $65/month: 3GB
  • $85/month: 5GB
  • Additional $5/month gives customers “Flexi-data” that fluctuates depending on data use.

Any of the above plans come with a 3-year contract and may also have additional paid add-ons such as early evenings. Regardless of add-ons however, the iPhone is available at the following prices:

iPhone 3G 8GB Black:

  • $99 with 3-year term
  • $599 no term

iPhone 3GS 16GB Black/White:

  • $199 with 3-year term
  • $699 no term

iPhone 3GS 32GB Black/White:

  • $299 with 3-year term
  • $799 no term

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