Virgin Mobile has announced a new slate of service plans that are designed to reflect the increased demand for messaging and the trend to unlimited flat-rate calling as well as offering a first of its kind service for the unemployed.
Starting with the new service plans, the new flagship plan for the carrier will be new Totally Unlimited Plan for $49.99 which is similar to the Boost Mobile offering save for the exclusion of messaging, leaving that as a separate add-on for an additional $5 or $10 depending on the need for 1000 messages or unlimited messaging respectively.
Totally Unlimited will be launched on April 15th as well as the rest of the new plan lineup below it with 300 anytime minutes and 1,000 7PM Nights/Weekend minutes for $29.99 and 400 anytime minutes plus unlimited Nights/Weekend minutes for $39.99 per month.
In another move reflecting carriers shifting from voice to data for increased revenue, Virgin Mobile will be offering a new service plan known as Texter’s Delight, whereby people who would rather pay for minutes as needed and rely on messaging as their preferred form of communication can pay $14.99 for 1000 messages per month, or step up to unlimited messaging for $19.99 a month with voice being priced at a rate of $0.10/min.
Finally, Virgin Mobile is extending a helping hand to those customers who have been affected by the recession and is introducing a first of its kind program modeled after auto manufacturer Hyundai’s Assurance assistance program.
Vigin Mobile’s Pink Slip Protection is a new program for customers that pay monthly charges under the $29.99, $39.99 and Totally Unlimited for $49.99 service plans with automatic enrollment, whereby Virgin Mobile will pay service expenses for up to three months with the caveat that customers would have to be with the service for two months beforehand in order to be able to take advantage of the assistance.