Is Virgin Mobile Closing Down?

What is happening to Virgin Mobile?

Sprint announces Virgin Mobile is shutting down and all current customers will be transferred to Boost Mobile starting in February.

This week Sprint announced it will close Virgin Mobile, and beginning in February customers with existing contracts will be transferred to Boost Mobile..

Who took over Virgin Mobile?

Sprint NextelSprint Nextel acquired Virgin Mobile in 2009 for $483 million and the Virgin Mobile brand is licensed from the Virgin Group founded by billionaire Sir Richard Branson.

Is Virgin Mobile Switching to boost?

Virgin Mobile customers will be transferred over to comparable Boost Mobile plans in February. … In February 2020 Sprint will begin switching Virgin Mobile customers over to Boost Mobile plans as it prepares to retire the almost 20-year-old brand.

Is Boost Mobile closing down?

T-Mobile today announced that it has closed a deal that divests Sprint’s pre-paid businesses, including Boost and Virgin Mobile. … The $26 billion T-Mobile/Sprint deal was finally completed in April of this year, and has already resulted in hundreds of lost jobs, as reported last month by TechCrunch.

Why are virgin sending out new SIM cards?

The new SIMs allow Virgin to control much more of the network than is possible with the old EE ones.

Which phone network does virgin use?

EEAs Virgin Mobile is an EE MVNO it uses the same 4G spectrum bands as EE.

Is Virgin Mobile going out of business?

Optus has confirmed that Virgin mobile will be shut down, with all Virgin customers who do not find another provider automatically moved to Optus.

Is Virgin Mobile closing down in UK?

Under the new deal Virgin Mobile’s services – covering around 3 million customers – will start to transition to the Vodafone network from the end of 2021 and there they will stay until 2026, although Virgin Media intends to launch their new ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) products via Vodafone “in the near future” ( …

Does Virgin send new SIM cards?

Not received or lost your new SIM? No problem – just call our team on 789 from your Virgin Media phone, or 0345 6000 789* from any other phone, and we’ll send you a new one.

Is Virgin Mobile any good?

Generally, prices on Virgin Mobile are nice and low. … Overall, we’re satisfied that Virgin offers good value on SIM-only and contract plans. Depending what you’re looking for, of course, it won’t always be the network with the lowest priced option. Make sure you always compare deals to find the best one.

Has Virgin Mobile UK been sold?

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) have this morning confirmed that they’ve reached a complementary 50-50 joint venture deal to merge their respective fixed line broadband and mobile network businesses in the United Kingdom.

Has Virgin Mobile been sold?

The Virgin Mobile USA service will be discontinued, and we are happy to announce that most of the existing Virgin Mobile customers will be transferred to our sister brand, Boost Mobile beginning in February.

Why did Virgin Mobile Change boost?

Virgin Mobile’s 18-year run in the US is over. … The prepaid arm of Sprint just told its customers that it will be moving their accounts over to Boost Mobile, presumably in preparation for spinning Boost off after Sprint’s merger with T-Mobile.