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Helio Users: Switch to Sprint in May Or Lose Service

Virgin Mobile USA is cutting off its postpaid Helio users on May 25, according to multiple reports. Virgin Mobile, now owned by Sprint Nextel Corp., will give Helio customers $50 toward the purchase of a Sprint postpaid handset with a new two-year agreement, MobileCrunch reported. Otherwise, those subscribers will lose their service since Sprint is […]

Virgin Mobile to Acquire Helio

Call it a tale of two business models: Successful MVNO Virgin Mobile USA Inc. will take over struggling MVNO Helio for $39 million, the companies announced on Friday. Like Virgin Mobile, Helio uses Sprint-Nextel Corp. as its underlying network provider, but that’s where the similarities end. Helio, a joint venture between SK Telecom  and EarthLink Inc., spearheaded […]

Helio CEO Steps Down to Become Chairman

Helio LLC Founder and CEO Sky Dayton is leaving the top position at the MVNO to become chairman, the company said Monday. Wonhee Sull, the former president and COO of Helio will replace Dayton. Dayton replaces Jinwoo So, president of global business for SK Telecom, as chairman. “Helio has reached a point in its development […]

Helio Lowers Handset Pricing

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 […]

EarthLink will not Further Fund Helio

Glitz-and-glamour MVNO Helio LLC will receive up to $270 million in fresh capital from parent company SK Telecom, it was reported today. 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. […]

Helio Unveils Ocean Dual-Slider

Helio LLC has Introduced Ocean, calling it the first dual-slider combining a numeric keypad and a separate QWERTY keyboard in a single device. Ocean is designed to be a social networking tool, Helio said, and it merges instant, text and picture messages and e-mails from all portals, ISPs and corporate exchange servers in one location. […]

thePlatform to Manage Helio Video Content

thePlatform will aggregate and manage Helio LLCs portfolio of mobile video content, the company announced at CTIA Wireless 2007. Helio’s content providers will have access to thePlatform’s system for uploading, scheduling, and managing video. Content providers offering mobile video on Helio include ABC, EMI, Fox, MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central, Warner Music and Universal. thePlatform […]

American Wireless Offers Latest Helio Phone

Master agent American Wireless has launched Helio LLCs Drift handset along with Helio products and services through its network of dealers. Drift is the third handset by Helio. Produced by Samsung, Drift features a 2-inch high-resolution QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth, 128MB internal memory expandable via microSD, 2.0 megapixel camera, MP3, MPEG-4 and VoD support. Drift […]

Branching Out

WHILE THE SEED OF WIRELESS RESALE has matured into a mighty oak of a market, it has relied on a largely prepaid business model to date. Recently weve seen a different kind of nut, as postpaid operators have emerged to widen the focus for the market segment. Ampds Hollywood phone was designed for the young […]

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