Just in time for the back-to-school season, Virgin Mobile USA introduces Virgin Mobile Custom, a no-annual-contract offer with unique parental controls and the ability for customers to build personally tailored rate plans. Virgin Mobile Custom will be available exclusively to Walmart customers at select stores beginning Saturday, Aug. 9. With the Virgin Mobile Custom personalized experience, no one plan is the same: customers can choose from a wide range of calling, texting and data options to suit individual needs while avoiding annual contracts. Here's more info:
With the ability to activate up to five lines for as little as $6.98 per line per month, the customer purchases a designated Custom phone and activates that device on the Base plan, which comes with 20 texts and 20 voice minutes, or the Unlimited plan for $35 with unlimited talk and text. Customers can then choose from a group of offers that include:
* Unlimited plans: Customers can also purchase only unlimited texting for $10 or only unlimited voice for $18.1 * Special offers: "Add-ons" that provide unlimited access to such apps as Facebook or Pandora, or provide 30 minutes of international calling to specific countries, can be added on a recurring or non-recurring basis.
The plans can be adjusted at any time during the month, even daily, directly from each person's device, or controlled by the primary user, allowing the plans to add or subtract the amount of voice, text or data they use at any time within their monthly billing cycle. Pricing information is displayed in real-time, giving customers an instant, exact amount of what their mobile monthly charge will be before they confirm their selections.
The Virgin Mobile Custom experience is powered by the ItsOn Smart Service Virtual Network Technology, a cloud-based platform recently licensed by Sprint in a multiyear agreement. More information on Virgin Mobile Custom will be available at www.virginmobileusa.com/custom and participating Walmart stores as of Aug. 9.
Use Virgin Mobile Custom Devices
Virgin Mobile Custom will initially be available on three devices: ZTE Emblem for $79.88, LG Pulse for $99.88, or LG Unify for $129.88 available exclusively at select Walmart stores (excludes taxes). Features on these three Android-powered smartphones include a large touchscreen display, 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras, front-facing cameras for video calls, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Offering the ultimate in flexibility, parents can choose to use their existing smartphone on any carrier and still access the incredible controls available with Virgin Mobile Custom. Starting September 1, they can simply purchase a Custom smartphone for their child or other user, download the Custom Control App from the Apple App store or Google Play, for free, and manage what the family is using and spending.
Virgin Mobile Custom is an extension of the iconic Virgin Mobile USA brand that is part of Sprint's Prepaid business unit and operates on the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network. For more information, visit www.virginmobileusa.com