Virgin Mobile Nixing Unlimited Plan With Data Cap And Throttling.


The trend away from unlimited data is both disturbing and unfortunate. How are new and innovative products and services supposed to thrive in such a cramped environment where no one truly “uses” their phone for fear of being assaulted by cellular bills? But I digress.

Customers of Virgin’s $40 unlimited plan however, will want to make note that some big changes are coming your “unlimited plans” are now going to be capped and thorttled. Go over the new 5GB ceiling and your speeds are slashed down to a maximum of 256Kbps. Finally, if you switch to a different plan and then come crawling back for your measly 5GB later, don’t expect to ever see them again. We’re being told that once you drop the $40 plan, it’s gone for good. Look for the highlighted changes to go into effect on February 15th.

It’s again sad to see Virgin falling into the same lows of the bigger carriers instead of standing out with their own great features and consumer friendliness. In closing, we’ll leave you with the dumbest sentence known to mankind, compliments of Virgin’s own ToS: “$40.00 per month for unlimited mobile Internet (but not unlimited downloaded content)”

Via: Virgin Mobile


  • January 28, 2011 7:34 am
  • by: Mike
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