Plans include 3G/4G high-speed data plan allotments. Data network access ends when the applicable
plan cycle ends, or when total 3G/4G allotment reached, whichever comes first. Data usage measured
by device's total combined data use on Sprint's 3G/4G networks (see details below). // MORE
If you are a customer on one of these existing plans, you will be able to stay on that plan if you don't change to a different plan. If you change plans - for example, if you are on the $35 plan and move to the new $25 plan -- you will not be able to migrate back to the $35 plan. The existing Unlimited 4G WiMAX plans ($5/day, $35/month, and $55/month will be closed for further activations and migrations beginning 11/1/13.
You can switch to a different device and stay on your current plan.
As Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go has evolved, newer technology and devices have been introduced. Our goal is to offer the best product, value, and user experience for our customers. The structure of the existing plans (capped 3G and Unlimited 4G WiMAX) was best to meet the usage needs of our customers at the time. As those needs are ever-changing, we are adjusting our portfolio to best meet customer needs - that means providing competitive 3G/4G WiMAX data allotments at simple, diversified price points.
No, since these new plans are capped plans and provide specified data allotments, you will not experience data speed reduction. Once you have exhausted all the allocated data, you will no longer have data access and will need to purchase another plan to continue using the Broandband2Go service.
Operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network, the Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go Overdrive ProTM 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot and the U600 3G/4G USB Sticks average speeds ranging between 3 - 6 mbps as compared to 600 kbps - 1.4 mbps on the 3G Nationwide Sprint Network - that's up to 10 times faster!* The Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network reaches over 70 markets in the US.
*Based on download speed comparison of Sprint 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps - 1.4 mbps) vs. Sprint 4G avg. speeds (3 - 6 mbps). Actual speeds may vary based upon plan or other factors. These Virgin Mobile's Broadband2Go devices operate on the Sprint 4G WiMAX Network.
If you have the 4G radio turned on, the switch will occur automatically when you move from a 4G WiMAX covered location to a 3G covered location and back. The data speeds will slow or speed up accordingly to applicable bandwidth speeds. If you have the 4G radio turned off, you will not see a difference as you will continue to remain on a 3G network.
Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go customers have 4G (WiMAX) coverage on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network which covers 70+ markets. Visit >http://www.virginmobileusa.com/check-cell-phone-coverage to see coverage in your area.
Currently, Virgin Mobile BroadBand2Go only offers 4G (WiMAX) service on the Overdrive ProTM 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot and the U600 3G/4G USB Stick, on select plans (see link for more details).
Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go customers must purchase the Overdrive ProTM 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot or the U600 3G/4G USB Stick, and then activate or migrate to a 4G (WiMAX) capable plan (see link for additional details).
Yes. If you have purchased a 3G/4G Broadband2Go device, the Wal-Mart-only plans will support 4G (WiMAX). If your device is a 3G-only device, you will not have access to 4G (WiMAX) data on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network.
Yes. If you bought a $10/$20/$50 plan before 7/4/12 and have remained on that plan, you will be able to keep your plan unless you switch to another plan or until the plan is discontinued. However, if you are on one of these plans, you will not be able to enjoy 4G (WiMAX) speeds, even if you have purchased a 3G/4G device.
Yes. However, you will not get access to 4G (WiMAX) speeds and you will not be able to access 4G (WiMAX) data. You will only be able to use the 3G portion of that plan unless you purchase a 3G/4G device.
Data usage per activity is based on an average. Bandwidth varies by website, video, email and other Internet application. Speed varies based on location and coverage with average downlink data speeds between 600 and 1400 Kbps.