It looks like Virgin Mobile could be dealing with some “issues” right now. According to a report by BestMVNO, the Sprint-owned prepaid brand could be on it’s way out.
It’s no longer available at Target. Stores in Kansas, Missouri, and California all confirmed the exit.
It’s interesting to note that Virgin Mobile Australia (not related to the US MVNO) has recently shut down.
The Kansas City Business Journal, had a story saying that almost 2/3 of its workforce was let go by the company. There are reports that most of the remaining staff will also be laid off this summer. The report also showed that 1/3 of the employees that have been laid off were transferred to Boost Mobile.
A Sprint representative declined any rumors that they are shutting down the prepaid brand. Instead, the move was done “to ensure that they are operating as efficiently as possible.”
Virgin Mobile is still being carried at Best Buy and several Walmart stores. It is also said to be available at Apple Stores.
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