Virgin Mobile USA

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Virgin Mobile USA is a no-contract mobile provider on the nationwide Sprint network.wikipedia
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Sprint Corporation

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The provider is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Corporation and one of many Virgin Mobile brands around the world, licensing the brand from United Kingdom-based Virgin Group. The HTC EVO V 4G, which was also previously released by Sprint as the HTC EVO 3D was the first 4G smartphone.
The company also offers wireless voice, messaging, and broadband services through its various subsidiaries under the Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile, brands, and wholesale access to its wireless networks to mobile virtual network operators.

Helio (wireless carrier)

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In 2008, Virgin Mobile USA acquired Helio, Inc., a competing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) also hosted on the Sprint network, aimed at post-paid, contract users.
Although SK Telecom publicly pledged to support Helio, SK Telecom entered into talks to sell the company to rival MVNO Virgin Mobile USA.

Boost Mobile

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After the acquisition, Sprint Nextel formed the Sprint Prepaid Group, an organizational division which included Sprint's other prepaid offerings, Boost Mobile and Common Cents Mobile.
Sprint would also acquire fellow prepaid wireless provider Virgin Mobile USA in 2010both Boost and Virgin Mobile would be re-organized into a new group within Sprint, encompassing the two brands and other no-contract phone services offered by the company.

HTC Evo 3D

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The HTC EVO V 4G, which was also previously released by Sprint as the HTC EVO 3D was the first 4G smartphone.
The HTC EVO 3D is a 3D-enabled Android smartphone developed by HTC, released exclusively in the United States through Sprint, and was re-released as a pre-paid smartphone by Virgin Mobile in May 2012 as the HTC Evo V 4G.

Dan Schulman

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A joint venture was created between Virgin Group and Sprint Corporation, and Dan Schulman was brought in to run the business.
In 2001, Richard Branson invited Schulman to become the founding CEO of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. Schulman led the company from its national launch in 2002 to its becoming a public company in 2007, to its sale to Sprint Nextel in 2009.

Virgin Group

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Founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Virgin Group and Sprint Corporation, Virgin Mobile USA commenced operations in June 2002 as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), providing services via the Sprint 1900 MHz CDMA network.

Universal Service Fund

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Virgin Mobile USA offers lifeline telephone service subsidized by the United States Federal Communications Commission's Universal Service Fund under the Assurance Wireless Brought to You by Virgin Mobile brand.

Virgin Festival

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In North America the Virgin name, and recently the Virgin Mobile brand, is used in full to increase brand association, compared with the UK and Australian festivals, where association is simply implied through the use of the V.

Sparah

Beginning on May 2, 2011, Virgin Mobile USA launched a campaign that revolved around a fictional Hollywood celebrity couple "Sparah".
Sparah is the name of Virgin Mobile USA's summer 2011 marketing campaign.

RadioShack

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Virgin Mobile products and services are sold via the virginmobileusa.com web site and at partner retail outlets, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, and Walmart.
As part of the deal, the company entered into a partnership with Sprint, in which the company would become a co-tenant at 1,435 RadioShack locations and establish store within a store areas devoted to selling its wireless brands, including Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Mobile network operator

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Virgin Mobile USA is a no-contract mobile provider on the nationwide Sprint network.

Virgin Mobile

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The provider is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Corporation and one of many Virgin Mobile brands around the world, licensing the brand from United Kingdom-based Virgin Group.

Mobile virtual network operator

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In 2008, Virgin Mobile USA acquired Helio, Inc., a competing mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) also hosted on the Sprint network, aimed at post-paid, contract users. Founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Virgin Group and Sprint Corporation, Virgin Mobile USA commenced operations in June 2002 as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), providing services via the Sprint 1900 MHz CDMA network.

IPhone

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In June 2017, Virgin Mobile USA released a statement that they would become the first iPhone-only carrier in the United States.

Initial public offering

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In May 2007, Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. initiated an initial public offering (IPO) by filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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In May 2007, Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. initiated an initial public offering (IPO) by filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Smartphone

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In May 2010, Virgin Mobile USA began offering its first smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8530, combined with new, unlimited text and data Beyond Talk-branded plans.

BlackBerry Curve

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In May 2010, Virgin Mobile USA began offering its first smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8530, combined with new, unlimited text and data Beyond Talk-branded plans.

SMS

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In May 2010, Virgin Mobile USA began offering its first smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 8530, combined with new, unlimited text and data Beyond Talk-branded plans.

WiMAX

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On May 31, 2012, Virgin Mobile USA began offering 4G products and services using Sprint's 2500 MHz 4G WiMAX network.

LTE (telecommunication)

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On February 25, 2013, Virgin Mobile USA released the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, its first 4G device using Sprint's 4G LTE network.

Apple Inc.

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On June 28, 2013, Virgin Mobile USA released the Apple iPhone 5, its second device taking advantage of Sprint's LTE network.

IPhone 5

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On June 28, 2013, Virgin Mobile USA released the Apple iPhone 5, its second device taking advantage of Sprint's LTE network.

Federal Communications Commission

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Virgin Mobile USA offers lifeline telephone service subsidized by the United States Federal Communications Commission's Universal Service Fund under the Assurance Wireless Brought to You by Virgin Mobile brand.

Android (operating system)

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As of February 2018, grandfathered customers without the iPhone-only Inner Circle plan remain eligible to purchase Android devices, feature phones and mobile broadband modems.