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Sprint’s Virgin Mobile Tries “Open Enrollment” for Cellphone Insurance

Although Virgin Mobile normally requires those who want to insure their cellphone to do so when they buy the device, the prepaid carrier is offering its customers a second chance. The company is running an “open enrollment” through the end of May, allowing any customer to sign up for a $5-per-month program that covers loss, theft and damage.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald