Today was the day that we were all supposed to start replacing our DSL lines with unlimited Virgin Mobile plans. However, the company is reporting difficulties with enabling their systems to activate these new plans.
The $40 unlimited plan on Virgin Mobile’s broadband2go is groundbreaking because it bucks the trend of 5 GB capped plans. In addition, it provides users on capped smartphone plans (such as AT&T) with an exit; they can carry a Novatel MiFi and avoid overpriced tethering and other highway-robbery-related fees.
The company has acknowledged that the $40 unlimited plan is not yet available on their activation system, but that they expect it to be within the next 48 hours. Also, the company confirmed to PhoneNews.com that they do indeed expect and welcome its use as a replacement for home broadband connections. With the rise of carriers capping home internet connections. Sprint and Virgin Mobile are poised to offer customers an alternative or backup connection for when home internet providers pull the plug.