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Helio an Old Sprint MVNO is Relaunched with Unlimited Talk, Text, Data, and Roaming on Verizon for $29 Month

Helio Relaunches Sprint MVNO
Helio Revived as a Sprint MVNO


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Helio Relaunches Sprint MVNO
Helio Revived as a Sprint MVNO

Helio sent out a press release today announcing their return to the mobile market.  The company originally launched back in 2006 as a Sprint MVNO.  Just a short while after in August of 2008, the company and its subscribers merged with Virgin Mobile USA.  When Virgin Mobile merged with Sprint in 2010 Helio service was stopped.

Today however, the brand name made its formal return to the market with its new "Worry-Free Unlimited $29" plan.  The $29 price tag includes sales tax, surcharges and fees.  The plan comes with one month of free service allowing potential customers to first evaluate their service before deciding on if they want to go all in or not.  This is an idea I strongly applaud, and wish every provider was able to offer.

The Worry-Free Unlimited plan includes unlimited talk, text/mms and data although data speeds are limited to 128 Kbps.  What helps differentiate the MVNO from other prepaid wireless providers is that they offer domestic roaming on Verizon's network for voice, sms and data.

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In August Helio plans to offer another plan for voice based customers who prefer wi-fi and don't need any data.  The plan will include everything the Worry-Free unlimited $29 plan does minus the data of course.  No pricing has been announced yet for the Wi-Fi lovers plan.


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Sidiq jamil
Sidiq jamil
5 years ago

Is their service as good as it sounds ??

5 years ago

Nice to see another MVNO stepping up their game in favor of the consumer. Domestic roaming on big red is a great addition to a $29 monthly plan. Free Int’l SMS is included but they don’t clarify if this is both inbound and outbound.

Now if they would throw in 3GB to 5GB of 3G, 4G or LTE then be throttled it would sweetened and already awesome plan.

I’ve never heard of Helio before and glad to have read this article. If the Magenta guys would offer free domestic roaming on AT&T or Big Red I would jump ship.

We will have to see how good Google will improve on their Project Fi service. If they allow for BYOD down the road I might have to consider them also.

As always thanks for keeping us informed of the ever changing market.