October 06, 2014

Holy cow! Does my calendar really read October already? With the Holiday buying season right around the corner, I’m sure a bunch of you are thinking about getting your teen or tween their first phone for the holidays.

But with a cell phone as a gift comes a lot of concerns for mom and dad.

Virgin Mobile Custom is the perfect plan to keep your child connected as well as give you peace of mind on their wireless usage. That’s why Virgin Mobile recently launched the FREE Virgin Mobile Custom downloadable app available right from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Kids and teens are attached to their phones, and this causes a lot of frustration for parents. Kids are distracted by devices and often they’re running up their phone bills too. Custom solves this problem by enabling parents to control when and how their kid’s phone is used by simply adjusting the intuitive touchscreen slider controls via their Custom device
or from the free downloadable Custom app on their own smartphone. With Custom, you can stop worrying about when and who your kids are calling/texting as well as which apps they are using.

So, if you’re stuck in a contract or don’t want to give up your current smartphone, you can still take advantage of the robust Custom features by purchasing your child a Custom device and downloading the FREE app on your smartphone1.

In addition to the incredible parental controls, Virgin Mobile Custom offers never before seen flexibility with along with the ability to share specific amounts of talk, text and data with up to four other lines on your account.
You can quickly adjust the cost of your monthly bill, add or remove services, and change how much each line can use and when.

Virgin Mobile Custom devices are available for purchase at select Walmart stores. Visit www.virginmobileusa.com/custom for more information or click here to view a video.

Natalie Papaj is communications manager for Virgin Mobile USA, one of the Sprint prepaid brands. Based in Washington, D.C., Natalie transitioned from the Sprint product PR team and manages all Virgin Mobile announcement, including devices and services. Natalie is the team fitness guru and manages the Sprint Mom Ambassador program. Natalie can be reached at natalie.lariviere@sprint.com.

1Downloading and use of Custom app requires data service and/or Wi-Fi access. Check your carrier’s service plan for details.