- The $35/month unlimited talk, messaging and data plan now includes 1 GB of high speed data (was 250 MB)
- The $45/month unlimited plan now gets 3 GB of high speed data (was 1 GB)
- The $55/month unlimited plan's high speed data allotment goes all the way to 8 GB (was 3 GB)
- The $35/month 300 minutes, unlimited messaging 2.5 GB of high speed data plan is gone.
- The $20/month 300 minutes, unlimited texting, no data plan has been replaced by a $25/month 500 minutes, unlimited texting, no data plan.
While more data is nice, I'm underwhelmed by these changes. The Virgin Mobile $35 and $45 plans still offer less data than identically priced plans from Boost Mobile, Sprint's other prepaid brand. The Boost $45 plan includes 5 GB and the $55 plan $10 GB. The discontinued $20 unlimited texting plan and the $35 2.5 GB plan were really Virgin's most competitive offerings. They were some of the only plans from any operator that gave users lots of texts and/or data without forcing them to pay for unlimited minutes. Now that those plans are gone I don't seen any reason for new customers to choose Virgin over Boost.
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