Virgin Mobile USA Bolsters Broadband2Go Portfolio with Addition of $20 Monthly No Contract Mobile Plan

May 19, 2011

WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 19, 2011 –
Virgin
Mobile USA
continues to enhance its affordable, No Contract
offerings for mobile broadband with the addition of a $20 plan to its
Broadband2Go portfolio. Now available online and at participating
retailers, the new plan, an addition to the current $10 and $50 plans,
provides 500MB of data with a one-month expiration, offering another
option for flexible Internet access, especially for the occasional user
or traveler.

“From business travelers to virtual workers to students, consumers use
Broadband2Go in different ways,” said Sean Yelle, product manager,
Virgin Mobile USA. “We found there are a substantial number of customers
who want a monthly plan, but don’t need unlimited data. The addition of
our new $20/500MB plan, paired with no annual contracts, provides
customers an affordable option for broadband access, allowing them to
pay only for the service they need, when they need it.”

Virgin Mobile’s No Contract Broadband2Go plans feature 3G speeds and
start at just $10 for 10 days/100MB of access. For heavy users the $50
plan offers unlimited data access with 3G speeds up to 2.5GB each month.
Additionally, Walmart customers will still be offered the $20 plan for
1GB of monthly access.

Virgin Mobile offers three different mobile broadband devices, operating
on the Sprint
Nationwide Network, as part of the Broadband2Go device portfolio:

  • The Ovation™ MC760 USB device, developed in conjunction with Novatel®
    Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), connects to a single personal computer or
    laptop and is available at retail for $79.99
  • The MiFi® 2200, an Intelligent Mobile Hotspot developed in
    conjunction with Novatel Wireless, is priced at $149.99 and allows up
    to five users at a time to connect using a variety of Wi-Fi enabled
    devices; and,
  • The ZTE PEELTM 3200, a first-of-its-kind device that
    connects to your iPod Touch® (second and third generations) for access
    to the Internet, email, music and more –for $99.99. The exclusive
    broadband plan for the PEEL 3200 offers users 500MB of data for
    $20/month.

ABOUT VIRGIN MOBILE USA

Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, offers millions of
customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s
Beyond Talk™ No Contract plans for mobile phone service and prepaid
Broadband2Go high-speed Web access. Virgin Mobile branded devices are
available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Best Buy, Radio
Shack, Target and Walmart. Top-Up cards are available at approximately
150,000 locations nationwide and can be used for Broadband2Go services.
Purchase and experience Virgin Mobile on the Web and at Facebook,
Twitter, You Tube and www.virginmobileusa.com.