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Virgin Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8530 & Broadband2Go Coming to OfficeMax

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I have been keeping an eye out on Virgin Mobile since they started offering prepaid BlackBerrys and prepaid broadband cards. Ashley let me know about Virgin Mobiles announcement that select OfficeMax stores nationwide will be carrying the BlackBerry Curve 8530 along with the MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot and Ovation MC760 USB modem.

I always thought it was a shame that Virgin Mobile is only offering the older BlackBerry Curve 8530 but that is probably to keep costs  down to $129.99 though it is missing the WebKit browser. Still they have a very sweet BlackBerry Beyond Talk Plan starting at $35/month with unlimited SMS, email, data, and web along with 300 minutes. Their Broadband2Go prepaid plans are also decent with:

  • $10/ 100 MB (10 day expiration)
  • $20/month 500 MB
  • $50/month Unlimited Data (3G speeds up to 2.5GB)

Let us know if you have one of these devices. I have a friend who keeps one as a BlackBerry device when he travels to the US. I am curious what others use them for.

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  1. My wife and I actually just jumped ship from AT&T to go to Virgin Mobile. Between her iPhone and my Torch we were spending over $150/month on service. Ended up moving to Virgin Mobile and getting the LG Optimus V (android) and both of our phones are $24.01/month each with the 300 minutes, unlimited data/text/web/etc. The Optimus isn’t my Torch and I miss alot about my Blackberry in general but you gotta do what you gotta do really. I still have my Playbook that connect to the Optimus’ built in wifi hotspot feature.

    The only gripe I have about VM (or Sprint in general since that is who they ride on over here in the US) is the network speed and latency. If I use Skype (or any other voip software) on the phone and I am not on wifi I get a horrible 1.5-3 second delay on the audio coming to me from whoever I am talking to. Although my audio is being delivered within half a second to the other party. Oh well… it is the price you pay for cheap cell service!

  2. I dont have that carrier but that phones plan is sweet….

  3. thanks
    it is really what i need

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