A great deal for Virgin Mobile users
Users of the Virgin Mobile network just hit the jackpot, and those who aren’t using it may wish to consider doing so. That’s because a new deal has just been announced, giving users unlimited text and talk for just $40.
The service is called PayLo, and true to its name, the price is indeed low. Of course, since it is a great deal, there are some strings attached. You won’t be able to use just any phone with this plan. The good news is that you get can get started for as little as $14.99 for the phone, based on the four phones that are listed as being available for the plan on the Virgin Mobile website.
Of course, if you want the PayLo plan but don’t want to pay $40, you still have options. For just $30, you can enjoy 1,500 minutes and messages. For $20, you get 400 minutes and messages for 15 cents each.
Virgin Mobile makes it easy to use prepaid, given that refill cards are available at retailers and can be added using your phone or your online account. You can even link your PayPal account to your online account and pay that way, making cell phone service available to just about anyone.
As with any other prepaid provider, Virgin Mobile requires no contracts, deposits or commitments, making it an ideal solution for the budget-conscious, student, or parent seeking a solution for their minor child.
Virgin Mobile also has the “goodies” that most any other provider does, including ringtones, which can be purchased using your balance, which in turn is refilled by refill card, debit card or PayPal account. It’s important to note, however, that the company does not own its own network, and uses Sprint (just like Boost Mobile does). This is key, because you’ll want to make sure that Sprint offers acceptable reception in your area. Although Sprint is constantly making improvements, some areas find Sprint’s coverage spotty, and you don’t want to find yourself in that situation.
If you feel that this is the plan for you, phones and cards can be purchased at retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy (for however long it remains open anyway), and, of course, online.