Virgin Mobile, the no-contract carrier, owned and operated by Sprint started selling their first Android phone last year and their latest offering is the LG Optimus V. Virgin Mobile operates on Sprint’s 3G nationwide network, covering more than 277 million people.
Virgin mobile’s latest offering is the Beyond Talk Plans, which offer unlimited data and text starting as low as $25 per month.
All these plans are pay-as-you-go offering unlimited text, data, email and web. The comparison chart list the “actual” cost one would incur on different carriers and the advantage one has by choosing Virgin Mobile:
As the chart suggest, customers opting for the LG Optimus V and the $25 per month plan will end up paying $749 over the period of two years and end up saving close to $1200-1400 compared to other post-paid carriers.
One point to note here is that their unlimited data could be throttled at 2.5 GB, but considering the significant cost savings, it’s definitely a good deal.
This deal certainly makes a lot of sense for people who are ready to settle in for a mid-level Android phone, since the best offered Android phone on this carrier is the LG Optimus V. Customers might just have to wait for other mid-level Android phones and other Android powered devices like tablets.
Being a no-contract carrier, you can always leave it any time and your total commitment would be close to the cost of the phone ($149) and a couple of months of service ($25 per month).
Overall, if you are ready to settle for a mid-level Android phone and a pre-paid carrier, this offer makes the most sense right now.