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    Sprint discontinues Common Cents Mobile

    Not a surprise....

    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/...and/2011-04-08

    With Virgin Mobile bringing in all kinds of business with the Beyond Talk plans, and Boost Mobile killing off iDen (and the HUGE iDen losses during Q4 2010), It looks Sprint will be going to a 2 Brand PrePaid approach (Assurance is a Virgin Mobile service http://www.assurancewireless.com/awl...ngwelcome.aspx)

    What Sprint SHOULD do next is make Boost Mobile the "Unlimited service-tier" of the Virgin Mobile brand. Now that iDen will no longer be available, Boost will lose its walkie talkie service differentiator, no longer making it necessary to market it as a different service. Profits would rise exponentially since Virgin Mobile already offers a more profitable "unlimited everything" service option.
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    No surprise here after Sweeper reported that VM refills could be used for CC.
    They didn't really go beyond Walmart and it never took off like the monthly/unlimited plans which are the trend now in prepaid like Straight Talk.

    I just wonder if eventually old Common Cents phones can be directly activated on Virgin Mobile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonezfonz View Post
    No surprise here after Sweeper reported that VM refills could be used for CC.
    They didn't really go beyond Walmart and it never took off like the monthly/unlimited plans which are the trend now in prepaid like Straight Talk.

    I just wonder if eventually old Common Cents phones can be directly activated on Virgin Mobile?
    Yes they can be activated on Virgin Mobile PayLo & Beyond Talk plans and can also be swapped onto Assurance Wireless via the Virgin Mobile olam.

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    So Common Cents has a degree of byod with VM. Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonezfonz View Post
    So Common Cents has a degree of byod with VM. Sweet.
    You can also use them with Assurance Wireless... sweeter still for you, eh?

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