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Virgin Mobile Announces 4G With HTC Evo V 4G May 31

As originally tipped here, to the world, by Thedroidguy last summer, Sprint has shifted their 4G WiMax network to their prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile.

Virgin Mobile USA will introduce 4G speeds to their prepaid customers on May 31st with the introduction of the HTC Evo V 4G.

The new HTC Evo V 4G features include:

  • Mobile hotspot capability – Connect up to five Wi-Fi devices
  • 5MP camera with video and 3D HD imaging, and 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen
  • 1730mAh battery (up to six hours of talk time)
  • External micro SD memory card slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • HDMI and Bluetooth-capable

Virgin Mobile USA customers will enjoy 4G speeds at an unbelievable pre-paid price point starting at just $35. They will also be able to harness the power of the HTC Evo V 4G’s mobile hotspot for just $15 per month making the total combination $50.  That’s with Sprint’s traditional, and exclusive “unlimited” 4G speeds.

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The Virgin Mobile USA 4G/WiMax network is the same as Sprint’s 4G/WiMax network and is operated in conjunction with Clear for which Sprint owns 50%.

For you mobile broadband lovers, Virgin Mobile USA has also announced two mobile broadband devices in a portable wi-fi hotspot and a USB dongle.

  • The Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, making it ideal for families on-the-go and independent professionals. The compact device has top battery strength and a 1.7-inch LCD screen that makes setting up a cinch. It also offers a microSD slot for up to 32GB of shared network storage.
  • The U600 3G/4G USB Stick supports Mac OS and Windows, and a rotating connector makes it easy to fit in most laptop configurations.
 The Virgin Mobile USA 4G/WiMax footprint covers 120 million people in 71 markets. Most of the major markets in the United States are covered. With their prepaid brands getting WiMax it paves the way for Sprint to continue with their 4G/LTE rollout which is supposed to start coming online next month.

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