Virgin Mobile announces prepaid 4G WiMax plans and 4G devices

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Virgin Mobile today has announced its new lineup of prepaid wireless plans including 4G WiMax service passed along by Sprint Mobile since the company is a subsidiary of Sprint. To kick off with the WiMax service, Virgin Mobile is making the HTC EVO V 4G smartphone available along with the Sierra Wireless mobile hotspot device and a USB modem.

The carrier’s 4G WiMAX plans are priced starting at $35 monthly and will come with 300 minutes of talk time, unlimited text messaging and unlimited data services. However, for the unlimited data, the 4G speeds available will only be good for the first 2.5GB of data within a certain billing cycle. This could increase to 3.5GB if you purchased the hotspot plan with additional pay of $15 monthly. Likewise, there are also available plans for the USB modems and hotspot devices. Prices for these plans start from $35 monthly for unlimited 4G data and 2GB of 3G data. For unlimited 4G data and 4GB of 3G data you can opt to get the $55 monthly plan.

As for the HTC EVO V 4G smartphone, this device will set you back $300 if you opt to get it with no-contract. For those not aware, the HTC EVO V 4G is an Android 4.0 ICS smartphone with 5MP camera with video and 3D HD imaging, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display, 1GB of RAM, external microSD support, HDMI and Bluetooth connectivity. The device boasts a 1730mAh battery which is said to last for up to six hours of talktime.

Via [Virgin Mobile]


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