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Virgin Mobile intros LG Tribute, rejiggers Unlimited rate plans

In addition to launching a new Android smartphone, the no-contract carrier also gives customers a wider array of rate plan choices.

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Virgin Mobile gives customers more options with revised rate plans. Screenshot by Scott Webster/CNET

Virgin Mobile on Monday introduced its latest Android phone, the LG Tribute. Priced at $80, standout details include a 4.5-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and 4GB internal storage.

In addition, the carrier also made noticeable changes to its Unlimited service plans. Effective immediately, customers have more options to choose from, including a new low-cost rate plan.

Subscribers can now opt for a $20 plan that gives you 300 voice minutes with unlimited text. You won't get any 3G or 4G data with the package, but you can have all the Wi-Fi you can handle.

The $35 plan now lets customers choose between two bundles. Behind door number one is unlimited voice, text, and 250MB of high-speed data; behind door number two is 300 voice minutes, unlimited texting, and up to 2.5GB of high-speed data access.

Or, for $45 per month, Virgin Mobile provides unlimited minutes and messages and 1GB of data. A $55 option sees the data bucket increased to 3GB. Both plans now offer unlimited international texting and 100 minutes of international calling.

If you need more minutes or flexibility, a $5 monthly add-on tosses in unlimited voice minutes to Canada and Mexico, and $10 per month more nets you 1,000 minutes to call more than 200 countries.