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.

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

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Sidiq jamil
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Is their service as good as it sounds ??

Bestmvno.com
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Since they are brand new, haven’t heard one way or another

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@Bestmvno 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.… Read more »
Deltahedge
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just use page plus. omg its such a better deal

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Page Plus is still pricey to me. At this point in time I don’t require plans with a lot of data.

I am currently on a GSM MVNO which gives me unlimites Int’l SMS in and out. Most other MVNOs charge extra for this.I have buddies in the armed forces and friends working overseas that I keep in touch with so the free int’l sms is a plus for me.

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Your welcome.

I imagine at some point Google will allow Fi to work on other devices, and I expect Republic Wireless to open up down the road as well, particularly since FreedomPop and TextNow both allow hybrid calling and BYOD one way or another.