Virgin Broadband2go and BlackBerry Smartphones Now at OfficeMax
In an effort to expand their pay as you go mobile broadband, Virgin Mobile’s MiFi®2200 mobile hotspot and Ovatio MC760 USB device will be available at select OfficeMax retailers nationwide and will run off of Sprint’s 3G network. There is no contract or activation fee for this new offering, which will also bring the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to the retailer as well. The mobile broadband services will offer monthly service plans as low as $20 per month and BlackBerry Beyond Talk Plans start at $35 per month. If you’re an occasional web surfer that isn’t too fond of being locked into a contract, this might be something to consider. Full press release with service plan details after the break.
WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 28, 2011 - Virgin Mobile USABroadband2Go is even easier to access as select OfficeMax stores nationwide now offer the MiFi®2200 mobile hotspot and Ovation™ MC760 USB device, as well as the BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone. Broadband2Go is a wireless internet service available on the nationwide Sprint® 3G network without an annual contract or activation fee. A variety of corresponding no-contract plans for smartphones and broadband devices provide flexibility to professionals on the go and those wanting to stay connected while on summer vacation.
“We are pleased to expand the distribution of both our Broadband2Go offerings as well as the BlackBerry Curve 8530 to provide great accessibility right in time for summer travel,” said Mary Marzullo, director, national accounts, Sprint Prepaid Group. “Our new $20 for 500 megabytes of data Broadband2Go plan makes Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go the affordable, flexible solution for staying connected while on the go. We look forward to extending this option to OfficeMax shoppers.”
A variety of plans are available for Broadband2Go MiFi 2200 or Ovation MC760, developed in conjunction with Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: NVTL), including:
|$10/10 days||100 MB|
|$50/month||Unlimited Data (3G speeds up to 2.5GB)|
The popular BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone, with access to BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) and BlackBerry App World™, comes with a 2MP camera and Wi-Fi® and is now available for $129.99 at OfficeMax with the Virgin Mobile USA Beyond Talk portfolio. The price for BlackBerry Beyond Talk Plans start at $35 per month, which includes unlimited text, email, data and web and 300 anytime minutes.
“OfficeMax is excited to offer our customers access to the innovative Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go products and services,” said Ryan Vero, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for OfficeMax. “We are always looking for ways to provide our customers with the technologies they want to stay connected while on the go and Broadband2Go portfolio allows us to do just that.”
ABOUT VIRGIN MOBILE USA
Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, offers millions of customers control, flexibility and connectivity through Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk™ No Contract 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. 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® andwww.virginmobileusa.com.
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.
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