Basically, the Virgin Mobile brand for the US is now returning to its original owner, which may decide to attempt a market comeback at some point in the unspecified future. Of course, all of Virgin Mobile USA's current customers will be gone by that point, so Virgin Group will need to start from scratch or lend its "valuable brand" to another existing player in the local wireless industry if the decision will be made to "relaunch a modern mobile offer in the US. Sprint has been in the news a lot over the last few months, as its very survival seems to hinge on whether or not America's third-largest wireless service provider will ultimately be allowed to absorb the industry's current number four. These were supposed to include both Boost and Virgin Mobile's customer portfolios, but it appears that the latter operator will no longer exist by the time the merger is completed or rejected by US District Judge Victor Marrero. That's because Sprint is very quietly discontinuing its Virgin Mobile USA service, as reported by a number of Redditors and confirmed on the prepaid carrier's support webpages.
Sprint is shutting Virgin Mobile down in anticipation of T-Mobile merger
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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.
Virgin Mobile shuts down next month: What this means for you
Will there be any changes to my monthly plan amount after the transfer to Boost Mobile? You will be transferred to a comparable service plan at no extra cost to you. In fact, since Boost Mobile accounts have taxes and fees included, customers will end up paying less than you do now on similar plans.
VMS are kiosks usually located in shopping malls that especially target the to year-old demographic. Post-paid plans were introduced to Virgin Canada in February The company launched in Being a virtual operator, Virgin Mobile does not maintain its own network, and instead has contracts to use the existing network of Play and T-Mobile.