UBI Resurrects Helio Brand

UBI Telecom, a company that caters to Korean speakers in the United States, has officially resurrected and relaunched former Sprint MVNO Helio. Talk about a blast from the past right? Helio, for those of you who weren’t following us then, went through a series of complicated transfers when it ran out of money. It was picked up by Virgin Mobile, then subsequently dropped when Virgin was acquired by Sprint. Now, Helio is owned by UBI Telecom and is currently signing up customers again. Just like before, Helio will be using Sprint’s network and claims to offer roaming onto Verizon’s network as well, which would make the coverage pretty good. The website says that Helio was actually relaunched in May 2015, but I am guessing it was a soft launch as this is the first I’ve heard about it. Helio currently offers only one plan to its customers. Priced at $29, the plan gives consumer unlimited talk, text and data. There is no LTE data available so everything is a little on the slow side compared to some other MVNOs, but on the brighter side the $29 price tag does include tax which is nice. The company both sells phones and allows customers to activate a compatible Sprint device. For a limited time, Helio is also offering customers the first month of service for free, no doubt to try and curb any trepidation with using a company that folded so spectacularly several years ago. There isn’t an end date listed on the promotion, so I’m not sure if it’s a limited time offer or will be included as standard. You can check out Helio’s new offerings by visiting the website. At the time of writing, the menu on the launch page seems to be acting a little oddly, but I’m sure it’s just a glitch. You can click on the “sign up” button to get to the rest of the site. If you decide to try Helio out, be sure to leave a comment and let us know how your experience was!!]]>

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