Virgin Mobile USA is now offering a phone that supports streaming music, a first for the pre-paid carrier.
The Kyocera device, called the “Wild Card,” also features a full QWERTY keyboard and a full range of entertainment and communication capabilities. The Wild Card represents an upgrade over the “Switch_Back,” which debuted last year. The dual-screen flip phone balances a more
Like most of its multimedia peers, the Wild Card offers a broad range of features, including a camera phone, Bluetooth capabilities, and internet surfing. On the music end, Virgin is spinning a subscription feature called “Headliner” for $2.49. That offering includes regular tour updates, music news, artist information, music charts and access to a streaming music catalog. Consumer are required to pay 25-cents per each song streamed, a fee that could create issues for heavy listeners. The Wild Card is currently available across major US-based retail outlets, and carries a price tag of $99.