press release that confirms upcoming price increases to Beyond Talk plans.
The new rates are effective July 20th, 2011 and are the same as I reported last week based on a leaked dealer newsletter.
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What's newsworthy about the press release is that Virgin confirms that only new Beyond Talk customers will be subject to the new rates, existing users will be grandfathered and will not see any increase.
"Existing Beyond Talk Virgin Mobile customers as of July 19 can keep their current plan pricing as long as they don’t let their account expire, and they can upgrade to new devices without incurring additional costs."This means that if you are on the $25 or $35 plans you will not see any increase, and if you are on $60 plan or the $50 or $70 BlackBerry plan you should call Virgin Mobile on July 20th and ask to be put on the new pans which are $5 cheaper.
Virgin Mobile is releasing a new high end Android phone, the Motorola Triumph (image above), on or shortly after July 20th, the day the new rates take effect. Virgin Mobile has confirmed that existing Beyond Talk users can upgrade to the Triumph without triggering a plan price increase. The Triumph will retail for $299.99 and features:
- 4.1 inch 800 x 480 px screen
- EVDO rev A 3G data
- 5 MP camera
- 720p HD video playback
- Android 2.2