Saturday, May 30, 2009

Virgin Mobile USA Needs some Continuity!

Virgin Mobile USA purchased Helio lately, which is super freaking awesome and
all well and good, except for the lack of continuity across plans.  Want an example?

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height="113" />The rel="nofollow">Virgin Mobile Shuttle.  A fantastic, 3G phone that comes without a
contract.  The phone itself costs just $80, and for unlimited talk, the price is only $50 per
month.  Not a bad deal, is it?  You can even add unlimited texting into that deal for
another $10 per month. 

Then, of course, there is the Helio Heat. 
Cost of $219 (Minus an additional $170 if you’re a new member, and another $49 if you’re purchasing online
for a free phone!)  But if you want unlimited talk on that plan (and nothing else) it’ll run you
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you can move that up to a Completely Unlimited Voice, Data, Text, IM, etc. for $100 per month; but still, in
comparison the prices for the plans just don’t add up!

So what does Virgin Mobile need to
do?  Personally, I think they should finally combine Helio with themselves, and even out the plans
to bring them some continuity!  Without it, things just don’t seem to be in the right ballpark.

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