Laid-off Virgin Mobile Customers to Get Free Service

By  |  Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 8:14 am

vigin-mobile-logoPaying bills when you’re laid off can be quite difficult (trust me, I know). If you’re a customer of Virgin Mobile, that is about to get a whole lot easier. The company introduced a service called “Pink Slip Protection,” which offers to pay the phone bill of those who are laid off.

To be eligible, the customer must be subscribed to Virgin’s $49.99 monthly unlimited plan — another new offering from the carrier announced Thursday — and customers of the carrier for at least two months previous. In addition, the customer must also be receiving unemployment benefits.

Several automakers have offered similar assurances to their customers, but this is the first time a cellular phone carrier has offered such a courtesy. It is also a function of ever more desperate companies, realizing that the first thing people do in hard times is clamp down on spending.

As Virgin has no contracts, customers do not lose anything by canceling at will.

The $49.99 unlimited plan represents a $30 price drop from its previous offering, and puts it in line with other budget carriers. There is no text messaging or data included however.

New plans and services will go into effect on April 15.


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23 Comments For This Post

  1. Tania Says:

    How’bout that $10 phone card for low income people Virgin Mobile is coming ut with? I think it’s nice and all for Virgin to want to offer the world to the poor, but they need to think about their loyal customers too. I think ALL VM customers should be able to buy the $10 phone card, since we are the people who have been loyal to VM and have made it sucessful. Virgin, don’t forget the people who made you – this is your bread and butter and it’s the fair thing to do. $10 phone cards for all or none.

  2. Unemployment Says:

    It’s surprising that we don’t see more companies with this much insight. If you should ever find yourself out of work it is vitally important to maintain a means of contact for potential employers. These days we see more individuals cutting their personal expenses by doing away with their home phone service and only using their cell phone.

  3. H9923 Says:

    @Tania, I heard about this low-income initiative too. What’s up with that? I mean, why am I paying them more for the same number of minutes?
    So, basically they are stealing my money just so they get to look good? No way! If I want to support a worthy cause I will decide which one, not them.
    I am just finishing my current minutes then I am switching to some other prepaid. Thieves!

  4. Angela Bratt Says:

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    ? Works with online activation only

    ? Enter case sensitive code in the “Kickbacks” line

    ? Purchase $20 of talk time within 45 days of activation.

    ? Free phones at the official Virgin Mobile website:

    Now is the time to dump your lousy cell service. – No contract required.
    Activate your service and get your bonus 60 minutes!

    Puts bonus minutes on my phone too. It’s a WIN-WIN!

    Use anyones kickback code. Here’s mine if you need it. FTVJLGVu We’ll BOTH get 60 minutes of bonus airtime after you add money to your account. Then register for Kickbacks on Virgin Mobile’s website and you’ll get 60 minutes of bonus airtime for every friend you refer.

  5. Looker labs Says:

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    If you buy a Virgin Mobile phone, input this personal Kickbacks Code:


    exactly as above (capital and lowercase)
    When you activate your phone, and Top-Up within 45 days,
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  6. Virgin Mobile Rep (sLeOVGPt) Says:

    60 bonus minutes. This is a “kickback code” sLeOVGPt You enter this code when you activate your virgin mobile phone ONLINE for the first time. Everybody wins when you use this code. You get 60 min, I get 60 min, and Virgin Mobile gets a new costumer. Every kickback code on this site works so please be make it fair and give everyone a fair chance. Thanks

  7. rejina Says:

    use code zTucwpD6 during activation under referal and we will both get 60 free minutes

  8. rejina Says:

    use zTucwpD6 at activation under referal and we both will get 60 free minutes

  9. yamnt Says:

    For United States,use my kickback code


    when signing up for Virgin Mobile (NYSE: VM) service and get 60 minutes free (applies to new activations only) in order to get the free minutes, you must load at least $20 into your virgin mobile account within 45 days of activation

  10. Merle Lindt Says:

    Virgin needs to come clean. I keep hearing about this $10 a month plan for those who can’t afford to pay more but I don’t see it on their web-site.

    What’s up with that? If they have it, let’s see it!

    How about an investigation of this!

  11. vmlady Says:

    ****FREE 60 MINUTES On New Online Activations Only!****
    1. Simply cut & paste my kickback code, eGDpYevU , in the referral box when activating your phone online.
    2.Top-up at least $20 within a 45 day period.
    3. Receive **60 MINUTES FREE**!!
    Enjoy!! ; ) This kickback code does NOT expire!!
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  12. rejina369 Says:

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  13. lynn Says:

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  14. Stephanie Says:


  15. Steph Says:

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    Then You sign up for your Kickback code and start handing them out.
    *Tip* I used a kickback code from the internet when I activated my phone then I signed up for my kickback code and used mine when activating the kids phone. Worked like a charm!!Thanks .. Steph

  16. BsqV5X4L Says:

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    Enter BsqV5X4L as a Kickbacks code when you register your Virgin Mobile phone and receive 60 free minutes the next time you top up with $20.

  17. Terrie Says:

    A lot on the Kickback codes, but where are any of the other good codes we can continue to use? You know, like put this code in when you top up, and get another 30 minutes, etc?

  18. Shaval Says:

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  19. gatu Says:

    Can I use kickbacks code with the assurance wireless service?

  20. ceia Says:

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  21. iGatu Says:

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    Help me to earn 60 minutes too. Thanks in advance and rain of blessings!

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  22. Virgin Mobile Says:

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  23. Guest Says:

    Copy and paste this code: HtL6twqo (case sensitive) into the kickback promo code section when you activate your phone online and you will get 60 free minutes. You must activate your phone online and top-up at least $20 within 45 days. Enjoy your free minutes!

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