Sprint Nextel Corp. While Sprint has its own prepaid service, such phone contracts are a fast-growing business, as consumers trade down to cheaper plans. Virgin Mobile already operates on Sprint's network, and Sprint owns about 13 percent of Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile is known for its prepaid phone service.
Sprint to buy Virgin Mobile USA
Sprint Nextel to acquire Virgin Mobile USA | Network World
Customers of Virgin Mobile in the U. Sprint, which owns and operates Virgin Mobile, has posted a note on the Virgin website alerting customers that it is shutting down the discount wireless service. Some Virgin customers may have already gotten the news via text message. In February, Virgin Mobile shuts down, and existing customers will be transferred over to Boost Mobile , another discount carrier that Sprint owns and operates — at least for the moment. The end of Virgin Mobile in the U.
Sprint’s sacrifice of Virgin Mobile USA is a worrying shame
T-Mobile promised phone bills will remain the same for the next three years, and the Federal Communications Commission noted as much when it approved the deal last year. However, not everyone is convinced, given that the company must improve profitability for its shareholders. T-Mobile has a wide coverage map, potentially improving calls for Sprint customers, but the two phone providers operate on different networks, a frequent headache for people looking to switch plans.
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