There are plenty of carrier options out there, but sometimes the smaller carriers don’t get as much coverage. That’s an unfortunate coincidence, because depending on how you use your wireless service, you could stand to save a great deal of money by using one of these smaller carriers. One of the more well-known prepaid carriers is Virgin Mobile, an MVNO owned by Sprint.
Virgin Mobile is known for offering inexpensive plans for customers interested in going the prepaid route. Today, the carrier has introduced three new plans that include “unlimited” data, talk and text, and start at just $30/month. We include the quotes around unlimited because Virgin Mobile, much like T-Mobile, will throttle your data speeds after you’ve exceed your allotment of high-speed data.
The base plan is $30/month and offers users 500MB of high-speed data in addition to unlimited talk and text. For $40/month, users can get 4GB of high-speed data and for $50/month, users can get 6GB of high-speed data. Virgin Mobile is primarily pushing the $40/month plan, with the other two plans serving as options for those who use more or less data than 4GB/month. If you do decide that you need more data added to your plan for just the month, you can purchase individual data packs that cost $5 for 1GB of high-speed data and $10 for 2GB of high-speed data.
These plans are, of course, compatible with Virgin Mobile’s data-free music streaming options, which include Pandora, Slacker, iHeartRadio, 8tracks and Milk Music.
For more info, check out Sprint’s official announcement at the source link.