Sprint is pulling the plug on its prepaid service Virgin Mobile. Starting in February, customers will be transferred to another Sprint prepaid service, Boost Mobile. Most customers should expect to keep their same phone and phone number, according to an FAQ on the Virgin Mobile site.
A spokeswoman for Sprint said most customers will "receive a comparable or better Boost Mobile service plan with no extra cost." The FAQ does note that customers using PayPal to pay for mobile service will need to pick another method, such as a debit or credit card, since it's not a supported option for Boost Mobile.
"We regularly examine our plans to ensure that we're offering the best services in line with our customer needs," the spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Wednesday. "Beginning on the week of Feb. 2, we will be moving Virgin Mobile customer accounts to our sister brand Boost Mobile -- consolidating the brands under one cohesive, efficient and effective prepaid team."