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Virgin Mobile Launches Limitless Music and Four New Phones Including the iPhone 6s

It looks like Sprint is finally making giving its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand a little love. For the last year or so Virgin Mobile has had a very limited selection of mostly old and/or low-end phones and the plans weren't very competitive either.  That changed this week with the launch of four new Virgin Mobile phones, including the iPhone 6s. The new devices are the:

The $549.99 Apple iPhone 6s 16 GB, which is in stock now on the Virgin website. I hope you like gold phones because that's the only color currently available.


The HTC Desire 626s tri-band LTE Android phone is available now for $129.99. It features a 5-inch, 720x1280px screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 8 GB internal storage and 1.5 GB RAM, a memory card slot, 1.1 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 210 SOC and 8 MP rear and 2 MP front-facing cameras. The 2000 mAh battery is non-removable

The 2015 Motorola Moto G 8 GB is available now for $149.99. It sports a 5-inch, 720x1280px screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 8 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, 1.4 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SOC, tri-band LTE and 13-megapixel rear and 5 MP front-facing cameras. The 2470 mAh battery is non-removable but there is a memory card slot.

The $79.99 Huawei Union Android phone is available now at Best Buy stores and is scheduled to launch on virginmobileusa.com Oct 13. Not much is known about this puppy except that it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and has a 4.5-inch screen and a 5-megapixel camera.

Although they aren't new, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are finally back in stock on the Virgin site after a long absence. The 16GB iPhone 6 in space gray is $449.99 and the 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus in gold is priced at $549.99.

Virgin Mobile's previously announced Limitless Music perk goes live tomorrow. Customers on Virgin's current unlimited plans will be able to stream as much music as they want from Pandora, iHeart Radio and Slacker and it won't count against their plan's high speed data allowance. Unlimited Music is only available on these current plans:
  • $35 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 1 GB of high speed data
  • $45 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 3 GB of high speed data
  • $55 unlimited talk, messaging and data with 8 GB of high speed data
If you are on a grandfathered plan like the old $25 or $35 month 300 minute, 2.5 GB plans or a promotional plan like the $35 unlimited voice and messaging 2.5 GB plan, you won't get zero-rated music unless you switch to one of the three current plans listed above.

Update 4:15 PM PDT 10/8/15: Well that didn't last long, the iPhone 6s, 6 and 6 Plus are all sold out in the Virgin Mobile site.

Source: Press Release
 

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  1. Good God that pink phone is tacky, ugliest color ever.

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    1. Which doesn't really matter, as any phone cover will cover the back and just enough of the edges.

      As always,what matters the most about a phone is what is on the screen.

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    2. you are most likely not a girl. so no pink (rose gold) iPhone for you.

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  2. T-Mobile just can't have their own ideas anymore. #MusicFreedom

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    1. Streaming music is already at "throttled" data rates, typically 64 - 128 kbps. The question is whether using throttle rate data services at the beginning of the month should count against your high speed allotment or not, and it is sounding like the consensus is no.

      I'm not sure how this doesn't run afoul of net neutrality rules as they are favoring certain protocols / applications / specific app vendors above others.

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    2. If your plan includes a certain amount of high speed data, say 2.5 GB and unlimited throttled data. The 1st 2.5 GB of data used counts against the high-speed cap regardless of the actual speed.. It works that way with all operators that offer a limited amount of high speed data followed by unlimited throttled data,

      In my opinion, zero-rating of music or any other type or source of content is contrary to net neutrality principles. The FCC seems to be taking a hands off approach to zero-rating so far. That might change if one of the steaming companies that is not zero-rated files a complaint.

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  3. The 6S is sold out, and only last year's 6 Plus is available, in real gold. BTW, rose gold looks nicer than the pink iPhone in the picture above; that one is not the accurate color.

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    1. Does the streaming music include stations like WSM, 650, Nashville, that stream from their own sites, wsmonline.com?

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    2. Why not check to see if WSM etc are on iHeart Radio? That's one of the three specific services listed.

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  4. Doesn't the Moto G 3rd gen have a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera?

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    1. Yes it does. I've updated the post with the corrected.

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