Virgin Mobile launches free IM service

What Mobile
December 9, 2008

Virgin Mobile is going to preload the application on future handsets, while others will need to download a Java application separately.

It’s free for six months, after which time Virgin Mobile says it will set a fee that is ‘competitive’. We hope they’re aware of the fact that 3 has been doing it for free for eons, or they may end up looking a bit silly!

A range of new Instant Messenger handsets have been released in time for Christmas;

  • Samsung U600 (downloadable app)
  • Samsung G600 (downloadable app)
  • Nokia 6300 (downloadable app)
  • Sony Ericsson W910i (preinstalled app)


Further compatible handsets will be announced in 2009.


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