It looks like Virgin Mobile's wonderful $25/month plan with 300 minutes and unlimited messaging and data is going away. There has been no official announcement but a link to Virgin Mobile's monthly PDF newsletter showed up on Howard forums. The link is to HyperLink, a major wholsale distributor for Boost and Virgin Mobile and appears legitimate.
The news isn't actually all bad. The $10/Month surcharge for using a BlackBerry on Virgin and the price of the $60/month ($70 for Black Berrys) unlimited everything plan was cut to $55. But the $25/month plan was likely Virgin's most popular. It was a great deal especially coupled with the LG Optimus V Android phone. Apparently Sprint decided it was just a little too good of a deal.
Here's a table breaking down the old and new pricing.
|Old Price*||New Price**||Text, Data, Email & Web||Voice minutes|
The newsletter doesn't specify when the new prices take effect other than "this month" or whether existing users will be grandfathered at old pricing. Update 6-Jul-2011: A Howard Forums user who contact Virgin Mobile about the price increase received a reply stating that "...existing Beyond Talk customers will be able to stay on their current plans."
Via: Howard Forums