Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Virgin Mobile removes unlimited and sets hard data caps

A few years ago Virgin Mobile entered the mobile data space touting unlimited data for customers. Just like any wireless service “unlimited” wasn’t actually unlimited and customers found they were getting throttled down to near dial up speeds after hitting 2.5GB of data in a month. Virgin Mobile has recently changed their plans completely removing an unlimited option and now offer 250MB, 1.5GB or 6GB plans. By removing their unlimited packages this Sprint MVNO could see subscribers drop now that their plans are very comparable to Verizon and AT&T who have substantially better wireless coverage across the country. Sprint appears to be killing off MVNO’s offering unlimited because recently Millenicom’s Sprint based unlimited service was killed off too.