Virgin Mobile - Current Brand Licensees - Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA

Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation that provides nationwide, prepaid, wireless voice, messaging and broadband data products and services to customers in the continental United States under the Virgin Mobile and Assurance Wireless Brought to You by Virgin Mobile brands. Founded in 2001 as a joint venture between Virgin Group, Singapore Telecommunications Limited and Sprint Corporation, Virgin Mobile USA commenced operations in June, 2002 as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) providing services via the nationwide Sprint 1900 MHz PCS, CDMA, digital network.

Virgin Mobile USA provides services to customers via the Sprint Nextel 1900 MHz PCS CDMA digital network and via the Clearwire 2500 MHz WiMax network. Virgin Mobile branded handsets and broadband access devices are available online and at more than 40,000 retail partner locations including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart and independent dealers nationwide. Virgin Mobile branded top-up cards are available online and in 150,000 retail locations nationwide.

In 2008, Virgin Mobile USA acquired post-paid services provider Helio, Inc. In 2009, Sprint Nextel Corporation bought out joint venture partners Virgin Group and SingTel, becoming the sole owner of Virgin Mobile USA.

Virgin Mobile USA is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey, United States and provides service to approximately 6 million customers.

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