Virgin Mobile has a deal for T-Mobile users. Port a phone number from T-Mobile to a Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan and pay for the first month's service before May 31, 2013 and Virgin Mobile will give you a $100 account credit.
Virgin has a webpage comparing their $55/month Beyond Talk plan with T-Mobile's $60 prepaid monthly plan. According to the comparison, switching to Virgin would save a user $334 over two years. The comparison includes buying a Samsung Galaxy S II on both carriers although the T-Mobile user undoubtedly already has a compatible phone.
Virgin Mobile's plan pricing is very competitive with T-Mobile's and in many cases users can save by money switching. As always when switching carriers check the new operator's coverage before you make the switch.
T-Mobile has bee aggressively pushing their prepaid offerings on late. They recently added more data to most of their monthly prepaid plans, made their post-paid plans more prepaid-like and is acquiring prepaid-only operator MetroPCS. These moves put increasing pressure on Sprint, which considers itself the prepaid leader among the big four operators. This promotion is likely a reaction to T-Mobile competitiveness in prepaid. Expect to see more promotions and maybe even some price cutting from these two.
The $100 offer is good on any of Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk plans (listed below) which start at $35/month
|Name||Monthly Price (plus sales tax)||Voice||Text/MMS||Data**|
** If you use over 2.5GB of data in a month data speeds will be reduced to 256Kbps or below for the rest of your month.