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Virgin USA snaps up Helio

Yet another US MVNO stumbles and falls, as US virtual network operator Virgin Mobile USA acquires rival Helio, the joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink. Virgin said it is to acquire Helio from parents SK Telecom and EarthLink for a total of $39m, giving it around 170,000 extra subscribers. However, the Korean operator wants […]

Virgin Mobile pitches ‘unlimited’ tariff to prepay users

US MVNO Virgin Mobile USA is going toe to toe with the incumbent operators by introducing a flat rate calling plan for prepay subscribers. The Totally Unlimited calling plan, which debuts for $79.99 per month on July 1, claims to be the first unlimited nationwide calling plan without roaming charges or an annual contract. The […]

Virgin Mobile IPO underway

US MVNO, Virgin Mobile USA, aims to raise $375.6m from its forthcoming IPO, according to a statement filed Tuesday. The company, which Virgin owns as a joint venture with network provider Sprint Nextel, is expected to float 42.8 per cent in early October with shares selling for about $16 each. Virgin said it will use approximately […]


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