Virgin Mobile prepaid brand has launched a new "WI-FI Lover's Delight" $25/month Unlimited Talk and Messaging Plan.
The plan is a limited time promotion available to new Virgin Mobile customers from now through Sept 2, 2014. The plan includes unlimited domestic calling and messaging, including MMS picture messaging, but doesn't include data. The only way to add data to the plan is by switching one of Virgin's regular plans which start at $35. The $25 plan available online and from Virgin Mobile dealers.
The $25 plan only works with the following Virgin Mobile Android phones, all of which have a suggested retail price of $200 or less.
Kyocera Event $49.99, currently on sale for $29.99
Kyocera Rise reg $79.99, on sale for $69.99
ZTE Awe reg $79.99, on sale for $69.99
ZTE Reef reg $99.99, on sale for $74.99
LG Optimus F3 reg $129.99, on sale for $79.99
Samsung Galaxy Ring reg $149.99, on sale for $99.99
Kyocera Hydro Vibe $149.99
LG Volt $179.99
The new plan competes directly with $25 unlimited talk and text plans from T-Mobile's MetroPCS and GoSmart and for AT&T's Cricket. There are differences between the four operator's $25 plans. MetroPCS' plan, which is also a limited time promotion for new accounts only, is restricted to feature phones. Cricket and GoSmart's plans are regular offerings available to all customers. Cricket's is officially limited to feature phones but reportedly works with Cricket SIMs in non-Cricket smartphones. GoSmart's $25 plan works with any phone and also includes untimited access to Facebook.com and Facebook's apps.
Unlimited talk and text plan prices have been in free fall for years. It looks like $25/month is rapidly becoming the new standard price for prepaid unlimited T&T with no data.
Related: Prepaid Operator Profile: Virgin Mobile