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Sprint's new prepaid gambit: $20 for unlimited talk or text, exclusive to Walmart

Sprint's Virgin Mobile prepaid brand today announced it will offer low-cost talk and text plans exclusively through Walmart. The new plans, from Virgin's payLo brand, are geared toward the low end of the prepaid market.

TracFone notches weaker organic subscriber growth in Q1, absent Page Plus deal

América Móvil's U.S. TracFone unit banked on its acquisition of 1.4 million subscribers from Page Plus Cellular in the first quarter for the vast majority of its customer growth. Absent the deal, TracFone added 452,000 customers organically in the quarter, weaker than in the year-ago period.

TracFone surges ahead with 616,000 net adds in Q4, but falls short of year-ago growth

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, returned to a brisk pace of subscriber growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 after growth stalled in the third quarter. However, the company was unable to meet the subscriber growth it showed in the fourth quarter of 2012.

TracFone adds just 5,000 subs in Q3 as subscriber growth grinds to a halt

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, reported just 5,000 net subscriber additions in the third quarter, compared to 302,000 in the year-ago period. The carrier's figures also come on top of its 192,000 net subscriber losses in the second quarter, which were pinned on a company-wide effort within the parent firm to shut off the service of inactive users.

TracFone clarifies throttling limits for Straight Talk, Net10 brands

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless brought some clarity to its data throttling policies for its Straight Talk and Net10 brands, explaining that it will throttle subscribers down to 2G speeds after they use 2.5 GB of data.

TracFone challenges Isis with new 'Trac 'N' Save' digital wallet and promotions program

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless recently launched its new "Trac 'N' Save" digital coupon and wallet program, which the company said provides "the best deals, discounts and promotions from trusted partners" to its roughly 23 million customers.

UPDATED: TracFone's Net10 brings back unlimited data for AT&T SIM subs

Net10, a brand of América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless, is bringing back unlimited data plans to customers who use a SIM card for AT&T Mobility's network, a TracFone spokesman confirmed to FierceWirless.

TracFone's Straight Talk, Walmart sued over unlimited data claim

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO TracFone Wireless and Walmart, which sells TracFone's Straight Talk brand, were sued in a proposed class action lawsuit in federal court in California, with the plaintiffs alleging that the companies falsely advertise Straight Talk as providing unlimited data service when the plans actually throttle users' speeds.

TracFone bleeds 192K subs in Q2 as América Móvil shuts off inactive accounts

América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 192,000 subscribers in the second quarter as part of a company-wide effort within the parent firm to shut off the service of inactive users.

Walmart Family Mobile, a T-Mobile MVNO, intros new plan, increases monthly data to 2.5 GB

Walmart Family Mobile, which offers service through T-Mobile US' network, recently increased its monthly high-speed data allotment from 1 GB per month to 2.5 GB on its most expensive plan. The service also introduced a new plan that provides unlimited talking and texting (and no data) for $29.88 per month.