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Changes coming to Virgin Mobile

Be on the lookout for some plan changes at Virgin Mobile. The site got their hands on a PDF sent to dealers, and it details the various plan changes they’re making in the near future. The most notable is what you see above, to the Beyond Talk plans. The super awesome $25 plan gets a $10 bump to $35 per month, while the $50 plan goes to $55. It’s not all that bad, considering how great the old plans were. Now they’re just good, rather than spectacular. The $30 payLo plan will also include 1,500 minutes, 1,500 messages, and 30MB of web access, but apparently that is a “limited time allowance increase.” There’s no word on when these will go into effect, but it doesn’t figure to be long. Also, two phone-related issues after the break.

First, the PDF officially states that the Motorola Triumph will drop on July 19th. We had heard that before, but not in an official-official capacity. Also, via Phone Dog, the LG Optimus Black, an Android handset, should also be making its way to Virgin once it drops later this year. It’s not quite a high-end handset, but it’s a sleek-looking device that includes a front-facing camera and a 1GHz processor. Again, there’s no word on when this will drop, but it could be a while.

11 Responses

  1. Corfy Says

    You said the $50 plan bumps up to $55. That is incorrect. The $60 unlimited plan drops $5. (Current prices are $25, $40 and $60).

    Posted on July 7th, 2011 at 10:07 am
  2. Clocks Says

    Correction – there never was a $50 plan. The $60 is getting cheaper ($55). The $40 plan is going up $5, to $45. So Virgin is kind of sticking it to the low end.

    Posted on July 7th, 2011 at 4:24 pm
  3. Tyrel Says

    FYI, the VM Motorola Triumph is now available for pre-order on Best Buy’s web site, at $299.99.

    Posted on July 7th, 2011 at 5:08 pm
  4. Timo tolksdorf Says

    if the $40 plan goes up to $50 it would make sense to purchase some more $40 prepaid card since they are good for 5 years. Is this correct?

    Posted on July 8th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
  5. Timo tolksdorf Says

    ups, I meant $45

    Posted on July 8th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
  6. S Wilson Says

    Nice to see their unlimited everything plan coming down in price, but I still have 1 up on my brother(who uses Virgin)-my straighttalk unlimited plan(from Tracfone) is still $10 less/month, and I have the option of cdma or gsm coverage. Now if I could just match him in phone, I could really gloat! :)

    Posted on July 10th, 2011 at 1:48 am
  7. Spiny Gabor Says

    I have been on the Beyond Talk $25 plan for 4 months & was just told by a VM live advisor that when the rates change later this month to $35 (i.e. unlimited data/300 min talk), it will not affect my rate as long as I don’t change my plan or open a new account. I can, however, switch to a new phone (i.e. the Motorola Triumph) or change my number. Yay! FYI, the VM rate increases haven’t taken place yet. So, those thinking about getting the Triumph may want to buy another VM phone to open an account at the lower rate & then return that phone when the Triumph is released to lock in that rate. Just thinking…

    Posted on July 11th, 2011 at 5:32 pm
  8. Jess Says

    Any idea when these new rates will go into effect? Looking to switch but really need out of my Tmo contract first…

    Posted on July 13th, 2011 at 7:27 am
  9. Joe Says

    Jess: July 19th.

    Posted on July 13th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

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