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Virgin Mobile Holds Steady on the NYSE

Virgin Mobile USA Inc. were trading slightly above the target opening price of $15 per share on Friday, a day after the MVNO went public on the New York Stock Exchange. That share price was a little lower than the expected $15-$17 range. Virgin Mobile offered 27.5 million shares of Class A common stock; investors […]

Virgin Mobile Files for IPO

Youth-oriented prepaid MVNO Virgin Mobile USA Inc. has filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company plans to trade on the NYSE under the symbol VM but few other details have been worked out. The company said it is unsure of how many shares it will issue or how much cash […]

Not Necessarily News

A Safe Place in Cyberspace Parents worried about predators tracking their school-age children via online social sites now have an alternative to forums such as MySpace and Facebook. Its called safeTspace and was created by a team of government and financial security consultants with the help of Jabber Inc. Heres how it works: With the […]

InPhonic Enters Pay-as-You-Go Wireless Market

InPhonic Inc., an online seller of wireless services and products, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with wireless youth network Virgin Mobile USA, and has launched the service across its online marketing network. Adding Virgin Mobile to its roster of postpaid wireless carriers marks InPhonic’s entrance into the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) wireless market. Combined […]

Virgin Mobile Enables Mobile E-Mail With OZ

Customers of Virgin Mobile USA LLC, an MVNO, now can access their AOL Mail and AIM Mail accounts on the go. The company said on Thursday it has partnered with OZ, deploying the OZ Mobile Email Solution on Virgin Mobile’s Kyocera Switch_Back and Slider Sonic handsets. Subscribers access their e-mail accounts by selecting the AOL […]

PreCash, Brightpoint to Process Prepaid Virgin Mobile Minutes

PreCash Inc. is developing a payment processing platform for Virgin Mobile USA accounts; independent PreCash and Brightpoint Inc. dealers will use the application to recharge customers Virgin Mobile prepaid airtime. Through its Accesspoint Dealer Network program, mobile phone distributor Brightpoint will let dealers buy Virgin Mobile ePIN prepaid wireless payments using PreCash’s Web interface. Eligible […]

BT Signs Virgin Mobile for Mobile TV

Virgin Mobile UK will use BT Group’s Movio wholesale mobile TV product to offer up to five digital television channels and 350 radio channels in the United Kingdom beginning this summer. Virgin Mobile, Britains fourth-largest mobile operator and widely considered a target for takeover, will be BTs first customer for wholesale mobile TV. A trial […]

Virgin Mobile Extends Relationship with MTV

Virgin Mobile USA, an MVNO that uses Sprint Nextel Corp.’s network, said today it is extending its relationship with MTV Networks so users can access music and entertainment programming from both MTV and Comedy Central. The agreement calls for Virgin Mobile to become an advertising sponsor for two of MTV’s most popular daily programs, “Total Request Live” […]

Telcordia Tackles Shifting Wireless Needs

Telcordia Technologies Inc. has added the Advanced Rater functionality to its Intelligent Service Control Point (ISCP) prepaid back-office system, including the ability to set up billing almost on the fly for new services like mobile games; offer customer rewards such as two-for-one ringtone downloads; support special promotions such as holiday calling offers; and enable multiple […]

Pick & Pack

One of the largest pain points for mobile virtual network operators - even those experienced in the network services business - is handset fulfillment. One company that specializes in logistics for the wireless industry offers a solution that’s tailor- made for wireless resellers that may be using multiple underlying networks, multiple handset vendors or customized packaging or […]

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