Virgin Mobile Outs Android Phone with $25 Service Plan

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Is the Samsung Intercept the most impressive Android phone in the history of civilization? No. But the $25 per month service plan that includes unlimited data and 300 voice minutes with no contract sure looks nice.

That’s what Virgin Mobile is offering with the recently announced Intercept. Going no contract means that you’ll have to pony up $250 for the phone—it’s available through Sprint for $100 with a two-year contract—but Virgin Mobile uses Sprint’s network, and $25 per month for unlimited text messages and web surfing is a phenomenal price even before factoring in the voice minutes. It’d cost you at least $60 per month plus getting locked into a two-year contract on most other carriers.

The handset itself features a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 800 MHz processor, Android 2.1 operating system, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It’s available today at Target stores, with availability on Virgin Mobile’s site due by mid-October and other retailers throughout the month.

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