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As customers of Sprint's contract-averse MVNO have probably noticed, Virgin Mobile has been having a national outage of its text and data services for at least several hours now. While we're hearing from some customers it's been out all day, acknowledgement of the disruption only just became Faceboo...

March 20th 2012 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Motorola hopes to rescue its tarnished MOTOBLUR UI with a name-change. We, however, think the rust runs deeper than that -- and it seems we're not alone. Virgin Mobile has decided to give its prepaid customers the "true Android experience" from now on, which means you'll find no proprietary shell...

June 12th 2011 at 4:01am 0 Comments
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Avoiding the troubles parent company Sprint had with its own update a few weeks ago, Virgin Mobile has announced on Twitter that its own version of the Samsung Intercept is signed up to get an update to Android 2.2 "about" March 25th, right around a month from today. Hopefully "about" doesn't give...

February 22nd 2011 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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Virgin Mobile USA has been all about the low- to midrange in its smartphone efforts thus far, but it sounds like that could be about to change in the not-too-distant future. In a survey to customers gauging their opinions of different potential brand names, the Sprint subsidiary talks about a devic...

February 10th 2011 at 8:02pm 0 Comments
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One great thing about being owned by Sprint is that you can sneak a handset here and there into your own lineup, which is exactly what Virgin Mobile has done in adding the midrange Intercept from Samsung to its range. Actually, it's not in the range just yet -- Virgin's Facebook page says that we s...

September 21st 2010 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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In the US, Virgin's never been known as a serious postpaid player outside of its Helio acquisition, so it makes some sense that new corporate parent Sprint is killing off its postpaid services -- what's rather wild, though, is that they're doing it in dramatic, scorched-earth fashion. The service is...

March 2nd 2010 at 1:49pm 0 Comments
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We guess we can probably start to expect a lot of "synergies" between Sprint's lineup and Virgin's now that the two companies are in the process of uniting in holy matrimony, so here's a little sneak preview of what's to come. The Rumor 2 from LG -- which Sprint has had in the lineup for a few mont...

August 27th 2009 at 9:16am 0 Comments