Virgin Mobile USA Lowers Rates

Offer provides customers with better option in tough economy

October 15, 2008

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WARREN, N.J. -- Virgin Mobile USA has unveiled new prepaid international calling rates to Latin America, Asia, Brazil and other markets across the globe for as low as two cents per minute, effective October 15. Information about the new rates -- with specific fees for individual countries -- is online at With no annual contracts, no credit checks and a choice of Pay As You Go or Monthly Plans including Totally Unlimited calling for just $79.99 per month, Virgin Mobile USA now boasts some of the best domestic and international calling rates in all of wireless.

International Calling Rates with Even More Value vs. Post-Paid Competition

Virgin Mobile USA customers can make calls to Brazil and parts of Mexico, Venezuela, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan for only two cents per minute. Calls to Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Thailand are five cents per minute.

By comparison, international calling to Mexico with major carrier contract plans range from $0.39 to $0.49 per minute.

"These rates are a great value and make Virgin Mobile USA an easy choice for international callers," said Dan Cipoletti, vice president of voice and messaging offers, Virgin Mobile USA, "Especially at a time when people want to connect with friends and family overseas but are concerned about their spending. Consumers will find that we're not only the best value in wireless but that we're also a much better choice than calling cards."

Virgin Mobile USA Inc. (NYSE: VM)

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