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July 20, 2011

Consumers TRIUMPH over Costly Data Plans with New Smartphone from Virgin Mobile USA and Motorola

WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 20, 2011 - Virgin Mobile USA continues to expand its Android™-powered smartphone lineup with the introduction today of Motorola TRIUMPH™, providing a new top-of-the-line smartphone option with the added flexibility of a no-contract plan. TRIUMPH, Motorola’s first smartphone available exclusively to Virgin Mobile USA customers, is available at national major retailers and online at www.virginmobileusa.com for $299.99.

“As smartphone ownership continues to accelerate, we are thrilled to offer Virgin Mobile customers this exciting, compelling new handset from a device leader like Motorola,” said Mark Lederman, Business Line director, Virgin Mobile USA. “Motorola TRIUMPH is a leader in its class and provides users the freedom to enjoy unlimited data on Virgin Mobile, without overages or a contract.”

Motorola TRIUMPH allows users to rev up their smartphone experience with a superfast 1GHz processor, 4.1-inch touchscreen, 5MP camera and, front-facing VGA camera for video chat, 720p HD camcorder with HDMI output, to allow for playback on HDTVs (requires HDMI cable sold separately).

“The prepaid segment is a key opportunity in the wireless industry,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president, Motorola Mobility. “With Motorola TRIUMPH, we are excited to offer Virgin Mobile customers a device which provides a powerful Android smartphone experience with no compromises.”

Additional features include:

  • Up to 32GB of expandable memory to power and store multimedia libraries
  • Access to corporate email, social media sites, like Facebook® and Twitter™ and a full suite of Google™ services, such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™, and Google Talk™
  • Android Market for access to more than 200,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience

Motorola TRIUMPH also is the first handset to come preloaded with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 social networking music application used to access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream, hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. The app also provides users of Android-powered devices free access to live music performance videos and "check in" features at special events. All status updates made using the app will also sync with Facebook and Twitter.

As the first new smartphone available on the new Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plan structure, TRIUMPH coupled with the$35 monthly plan provides the greatest value1 for an Android plan in the marketplace. These new plans are effective for new customers today:

         
Beyond Talk   Messaging/   Anytime
Rate/Month   Data   Minutes
$35   Unlimited   300
$45   Unlimited   1200
$55   Unlimited   Unlimited
         

Existing Beyond Talk Virgin Mobile customers as of July 19 can keep their current plan pricing as long as they don’t let their account expire, and they can upgrade to new devices, including Motorola TRIUMPH, without changing their current plan.

ABOUT VIRGIN MOBILE USA

Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk™ plans for mobile phone service and prepaid Broadband2Go high-speed Web access. Virgin Mobile branded devices are available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target and Walmart. Top-Up cards are available at approximately 150,000 locations nationwide and can be used for Broadband2Go services. Purchase and experience Virgin Mobile on the Web and at Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and www.virginmobileusa.com.

1 Comparison based only on competitor pricing of monthly web and data plans for Android-powered phones. Voice offers and limited time offers excluded.

Contact(s):

Virgin Mobile USA
Beth Evegan, 908-660-0469
Beth.Evegan@sprint.com


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