Well, it finally happened. Less than two months after Virgin Mobile USA made its move to purchase Helio, the acquisition is now official. Virgin Mobile USA paid $39 million in stock for the nascent MVNO, and as part of the purchase, Virgin Group and SK Telecom will each invest $25 million in the combined company, as we reported back then. It'll be interesting to see how the two companies mesh their brands--Virgin Mobile is known for its cheap prepaid phones, while Helio is almost the exact opposite, known mostly for its high-end monthly subscription devices.
Certainly, there's a … Read more