It seems that even the larger mobile and broadband providers are feeling the continued economic pinch in the first half of this year. While this may be frustrating for the companies themselves, the customers are in the position to reap some considerable benefits. An example of a recent windfall for the budget-oriented individual is Virgin’s release of the Kyocera Event.
Many have interpreted this deal as Virgin’s increased need to appeal to the more frugally-minded shopper. In fact, the pricing alone has already attracted a considerable amount of attention. This Android device costs only $79.99 without a contract. For this price, the owner can enjoy a 3.5 inch HVGA display, a 1Ghz processor and 512Mb of RAM. Also let us not forget that the Event also gives the user access to Google Maps and Google Navigation as well as a host of other useful applications. This will allow the user to enjoy all the amenities of high-speed internet access with a phone that is download-friendly and yet easy on the wallet.
While these standalone benefits speak for themselves, some may also consider signing up with the various mobile phone deals from Virgin, including their $35 unlimited data sharing plan. Many think that this phone will be ideally suited for those looking for a low-cost alternative to the higher end models on the market. Additionally, parents may enjoy this offer as the Event can be a cheap yet functional device for their teenagers to enjoy.
Ultimately, what we are witnessing is the fact that many larger retailers are becoming keenly aware that their customers may not necessarily be able to afford the latest in 4G mobile technology. It is more than likely that other competitors will begin to advertise similar offers in an effort to retain customers and gain a new, more economically-conscious client base.