Helio LLC said it is offering discounts its three handsets as a temporary online promotion.
The MVNO, which has been under scrutiny since the high-profile failure of Ampd Mobile, for having a similar postpaid, bells and whistles-heavy business model, is known for refusing to alter its pricing despite subscriber blowback. But it said Tuesday that the Ocean handset will go from $295 to $245; the Samsung Fin will get a 50 percent cut to $100; and the Samsung Heats price will be halved, now going for $50. Good through Nov. 13, the pricing is only available for online sales.
Helios recent news has been mixed; it recently was announced it will receive up to $270 million in fresh capital from parent company SK Telecom. But the Korean giant will fly solo; Helios other parent, EarthLink Inc., which previously reported Helio as a drag on its finances, has no plans to further fund its MVNO offspring, it said. It will however retain an ownership stake.
Helio LLC www.helio.com
Psst... Early Registration Rates are back for St. Paddy's Day Weekend 🍀 Register by Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. with code… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
March 15 2019 @ 19:34:51 UTC