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Sprint’s Virgin Mobile Offers $100 for T-Mobile Customers Looking to Switch

T-Mobile’s latest moves have certainly gotten the industry talking.

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The latest to respond is Sprint’s Virgin Mobile unit, which is offering $100 to any T-Mobile customers who want to switch. To be eligible, T-Mobile customers need to bring their phone number over to Virgin Mobile.

The promotion comes as T-Mobile is itself moving closer to the prepaid model, ditching phone subsidies and long-term commitments.

Virgin, for its part, is making the case that its prepaid plan beats T-Mobile’s new no-contract offers.


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— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik