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Sprint updates Virgin's prepaid pricing options, kills PayLo, Broadband2Go sub-brands

As promised, Sprint said it is updating its approach to its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand by offering updated pricing options and discontinuing two sub-brands-- PayLo and Broadband2Go-- that were offered through Virgin.

Sprint's retreat from Virgin and prepaid underscore strength of MetroPCS and Cricket

Sprint yesterday said that it is de-emphasizing its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand and may introduce a new strategy for the Virgin brand at some point in the future. The news highlights Sprint's continued struggles in the prepaid sector, mainly due to the successes that T-Mobile's MetroPCS prepaid brand and AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand have had in the market.

T-Mobile's latest gambit: MetroPCS to cut 22-50% off Sprint, Boost and Virgin service pricing

T-Mobile is once again taking aim at Sprint's customers, and this time it's using MetroPCS to do it.

Sprint extends data-free music streaming to Boost, but remains silent on whether it will come to Sprint subs

Sprint continues to follow T-Mobile's lead in streaming music, expanding its data-free unlimited service from its Virgin prepaid brand to its Boost Mobile prepaid business.

AT&T's Cricket appears poised to offer mobile hotspot services for phone tethering

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand appears to be gearing up to launch a mobile hotspot offering for $10 per month on plans that cost $50 or more. A page on the carrier's website viewed by FierceWireless offered details on the service, though that page is no longer accessible.

HTC unveils new Desire smartphone lineup for U.S. carriers, with prices targeted at $200 and below

HTC is aiming to bounce back from a weak launch of its flagship One M9 smartphone by releasing a bevy of mid-range phones in its Desire lineup to U.S. carriers, especially prepaid ones. The hope is that by targeting phones that cost $200 or less without a contract at U.S. consumers, it can regain market share and mindshare while still emphasizing the software and design touches of the M9.

France's MVNOs call for mobile market consolidation

France's mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) pleaded for a return to a market with only three mobile operators, saying this would provide better conditions for wholesale access to mobile networks.

MVNO Helio brought back from the dead by UBI Telecom

Talk about a blast from the past. MVNO Helio is back in action under the control of South Korean telecom firm UBI Telecom, and its service is running on Sprint's network with roaming on Verizon Wireless' network.

Ofcom slaps £1M fine on EE for poor handling of customer complaints

Ofcom on Friday imposed a fine of €1 million (€1.4 million/$1.5 million) on EE for misleading customers who made complaints about the company's mobile and fixed voice and data services.

Qualcomm teams with Branson on OneWeb satellite venture as SpaceX CEO pursues rival constellation

The race to launch a new constellation of satellites just got a little more real as two big endeavors emerged with famous backers last week, one involving wireless-technology pioneer Qualcomm and Richard Branson, and the other with SpaceX CEO and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk.