What happened with Virgin Mobile?

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The Virgin Mobile USA service will be discontinued, and we are happy to announce that most of the existing Virgin Mobile customers will be transferred to our sister brand, Boost Mobile beginning in February.

When did Sprint buy Virgin Mobile?

Sprint Nextel acquired Virgin Mobile in 2009 for $483 million and the Virgin Mobile brand is licensed from the Virgin Group founded by billionaire Sir Richard Branson.

Does Sprint own Boost and Virgin Mobile?

In response to questions from commissioners at the FCC, T-Mobile executives promised that, if the company successfully merges with Sprint, the combined company will not eliminate any of its prepaid brands. T-Mobile currently operates the MetroPCS prepaid brand while Sprint operates the Boost and Virgin prepaid brands.

Is there a problem with the Virgin network?

There are no Virgin Media network issues affecting services in your area. If you’re experiencing issues with your Virgin Media services, these could only be affecting the services in your home, so it’s best to run a test or read our handy help guides to fix things.

Why is it called Virgin Mobile?

The Virgin brand was born in 1970 when Richard Branson and his friend Nik Powell launched a mail order record business and chose the name Virgin, because they were entirely new to business.

Is Virgin Mobile O2?

O2 operate their own network, where Virgin currently use Vodafone’s. However, Virgin Media have just bought O2, so Virgin Mobile might end up using the O2 network in the future. We’ll update this page if they do. They’re both joint-best choices for calls and texts.

How long does it take for Sprint to unlock a phone?

The unlock process can take up to two business days to complete after a device becomes eligible. Here are some additional tips and instructions for different devices. If Unlock issues occur with Apple devices after Sprint confirms we have unlocked your phone.

What will Sprint and T-Mobile be called?

Bellevue, Washington and Overland Park, Kansas – April 1, 2020 – T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced today that it has officially completed its merger with Sprint Corporation to create the New T-Mobile, a supercharged Un-carrier that will deliver a transformative 5G network.

Can Sprint customers get free Netflix?

How to Get Netflix Free. T-Mobile: If you are already a Sprint customer, Sprint merging with T-Mobile, T-Mobile is giving a great offer and free sim if you switch from sprint to T-Mobile, by switching you will get good benefits including Netflix free.

Why is Virgin Media WiFi so unreliable?

Why is Virgin media so unreliable? Because in many areas there is not yet a competing high speed network.

What is the newest Virgin router?

What do you get with a Virgin Media Hub 5? Meet the next-gen Hub, made for lightning-fast broadband. Our Hub 5 uses WiFi 6, the latest generation of WiFi technology, to handle loads of devices at the same time.

How many devices can you use on Virgin WiFi?

The Virgin Media Hub and Super Hub Meet our wireless routers. They work with wired and wireless networks, and can connect more than 20 different devices at once.

Are EE and Virgin the same network?

Right now, Virgin Mobile operates as a virtual network, and after years of piggybacking on EE for 3G and 4G coverage, it’s now running over to Vodafone for both 4G and 5G.

Are Virgin and O2 on the same network?

O2 operate their own network, where Virgin currently use Vodafone’s. However, Virgin Media have just bought O2, so Virgin Mobile might end up using the O2 network in the future. We’ll update this page if they do. They’re both joint-best choices for calls and texts.

Does Sprint work with GSM phones?

Sprint does not operate a GSM network. Instead Sprint has spent decades building a network with much higher quality and security. The CDMA has been the technology of choice for Sprint and Verizon.

Will Sprint customers have to get new phones?

But most Sprint customers—those who use newer iPhone and Samsung phones—will not need to upgrade their devices in order to get on the T-Mobile network. Even those using older devices will be fine in the midterm because T-Mobile won’t switch Sprint customers over to its network immediately.

Can I bring my Sprint phone to Verizon?

Can I bring my own device from another phone company? Yes, if your device is compatible with the Verizon mobile network, you can bring it over from another carrier (e.g., AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.). Check your device’s compatibility. Note: To check compatibility, you need the device ID.

Can you unlock a financed phone?

If you bought your phone outright, it’s considered a “prepaid” device and can be unlocked one year after its initial activation. There’s one caveat, however: Your bill from your carrier has to be paid. So if you owe money, your carrier doesn’t have to unlock your phone.

Is it illegal to unlock a phone under contract?

Starting today, the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress are no longer allowing phone unlocking as an exemption under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can read the full docket here but, in short, it is illegal to unlock a phone from a carrier unless you have that carrier’s permission to do so.

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