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UK’s Virgin Media and O2 to merge in $38 billion deal

Liberty Global and Telefónica are merging their U.K operations.

What you need to know Two of the UK’s biggest telecoms companies are merging. O2 and Virgin Media are joining forces in a 50-50 venture. The deal is said to be worth some £31 billion ($ 38 billion).

Telefónica has today announced that it is merging its U.K operations with Liberty Global, meaning that Virgin Media and O2 are coming together in a 50-50 joint venture.

A press  [Read More…]

Sprint’s Virgin Mobile prepaid brand is shutting down next month

The Virgin Mobile brand in other countries will remain unaffected.

What you need to know Sprint has confirmed that it is shutting down the Virgin Mobile brand in the U.S. Virgin Mobile customers will be migrated over to Boost Mobile. The transition is expected to be fairly smooth, since both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile use the same network.

Sprint has announced that it will be pulling the plug on Virgin Mobile USA next month. The brand  [Read More…]

What happens to Sprint Prepaid, Boost, and Virgin customers under Dish?

The long wait for New T-Mobile is finally coming to an end with clearance from the Department of Justice to complete a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. One thing you may not have seen coming in this was Dish Network purchasing Sprint Prepaid, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile along with Sprint’s 800Mhz spectrum. So what does this mean for current prepaid customers?

Combining its new Sprint spectrum with its existing portfolio of low-band spectrum, Dish will build a  [Read More…]

Virgin Mobile goes all-in on iPhone, will no longer offer Android phones

In a sea of prepaid carriers, you have to do something dramatic to differentiate.

Virgin Mobile, the unconventional MVNO operating on the Sprint network, has announced it’s going iPhone-only. That’s right, it’s a whole mobile carrier that will only sell iPhones and service for them, in a move to hopefully focus on a profit center and distinguish itself from other prepaid carriers.

Virgin Mobile is kicking off the new iPhone exclusivity with a crazy plan that gives  [Read More…]

The LG Stylo 3 is just $179, now available from Boost and Virgin

The surprisingly popular low-end Stylo line gets a third revision.

Sprint’s prepaid subsidiaries Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are both offering the latest iteration of the LG Stylo lineup with the Stylo 3, and it’s only going to set you back $ 179 outright. For that money, you can’t expect much — but LG makes some good decisions here, putting in a big 5.7-inch display, a fingerprint sensor and a big 3200 mAh (removable) battery.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini comes to Canada through Virgin Mobile

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini, which we voted as the best phone you can buy under $ 300, is coming to Canada this week through youth-oriented carrier, Virgin Mobile.

The phone, which will cost $ 49 CAD on a 2-year contract and $ 399 CAD outright, will eschew the MiFavor, um, flavor of Android in favor of a more stock experience, though it will still run Android 6.0.1 out of the box. The other main difference from the U.S.-sold unlocked  [Read More…]

Check out the Alcatel Dawn at Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for $69

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile have introduced a new budget phone from Alcatel, the Dawn. The 4G LTE phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is available for $ 69.99 without a contract.

The Alcatel Dawn sports a 4.5-inch 854×480 TFT display. It’s packing a 1.1GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Dawn has 8GB of internal storage, though you can get up to 32GB with a microSD card. On the back, there’s a 5-megapixel camera,  [Read More…]

LG K3 launches on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for under $100

Sprint has announced that it is launching the sub-$ 100 LG K3 on both of its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. The phone is now available from both at just $ 79.99.

As you’d expect, the LG K3’s specs are very much in the budget sphere. The phone packs a 4.5-inch 854×480 display, a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. There’s also a 5MP rear camera, VGA front shooter  [Read More…]

Best Virgin phones of 2016

Going prepaid doesn’t mean you have to use outdated phones!

Virgin Mobile is one of the biggest names in the prepaid phone world and if you’re making the switch, you want the best phone it has to offer.

Prepaid users are no longer relegated to outdated flip phones and low-power QWERTY keyboard phones. We’ve rounded up the best that Virgin has to offer. Check out our reviews to learn more about each device.

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Samsung Galaxy J7, LG G Stylo 2 and Kyocera Hydro REACH head to Boost and Virgin Mobile on April 15

On April 15, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will begin carrying three new budget smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy J7, LG G Stylo 2 and Kyocera Hydro REACH will all be available on April 15, and all priced under $ 230. Each phone offers something a bit different than the others. For example, Kyocera’s Hydro REACH has a 5-inch QHD display and is both dust and waterproof, with Wet Touchscreen Operation. It runs Android 5.1 and comes with 1GB of RAM  [Read More…]