Sprint is killing off Virgin Mobile USA

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We lost the excellent Virgin America airline a few years back, and virtual cellular network that owes its name to Sir Richard Branson may soon be on its way out too. Sprint announced today that it’s going to be shutting down Virgin Mobile USA starting in February, transferring existing customers to Boost Mobile instead.

An FAQ on Virgin Mobile USA’s website doesn’t specify a particular shutdown date, but does say that customers can get a head start on the transfer to Boost if they want. It’s possible you won’t notice much of a difference. A Sprint spokesperson told FierceWireless that customers will be able to keep the same phone and keep paying the same price, and you’ll still technically be on the same Sprint network.

That said, you…

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