The United States has always placed their military people in high regard, and rightly so. After all, those men and women serve at the forefront, laying their lives on the line for the rest of the country. While the country’s foreign policies may have been (and may still be) under fire for one reason or another, there is no doubt that military personnel deserve the “little” extras they get.
When it comes to mobile phones/plans, there’s something that’s sure to put a smile on the faces of military personnel and their families. Come November 11, Defense Mobile Corporation is launching a mobile virtual network operator – specifically for the military. This service has one goal: to provide cheap mobile plans for military personnel and their families. More than that, Defense Mobile Corporation is opening up the service to veterans, as well as members of the reserves and even cadets and midshipman in the military academies.
Given the cost of mobile phone plans these days, this is certainly going to be seen as a boon.
Is this somehow linked to one of the major players in the telecom industry? Well, Defense Mobile Corporation is a private company run by various people, one of which is Peter Lurie. Sound familiar? That’s because he is co-founder of Virgin Mobile USA, which is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands.
So yeah, the mobile virtual network operator will be working in tandem with Sprint – 4G wireless service, with a unique mobile affinity platform, integrated mobile banking, and a set of community-focused mobile applications. GigaOm reveals more details including:
- Really cheap plans starting at $20
- High end phones: iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, and HTC One included
- Phones come with a mobile payments app linked to a prepaid Mastercard account; cashback and rewards programs included
- 10% of DMC’s profits will be donated to veteran-related charities
You’ve got to love news bits like these!
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