Sprint calls up new MVNO, Ciao Mobile

Sprint‘s latest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Ciao Mobile is up and running with no-contract service plans. With plans that range from $35-$60, the prepaid carrier joins Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile in offering service through Sprint’s network.

At $35 customers can score unlimited voice,  text, and MMS; the $45 plan tosses in 500MB of data. Go all-in for $60 and you’ll have unlimited data on your device. So what’s the catch? Thus far, the only device you’ll find on their network is the HTC Evo with a $199 price tag. Yes sir, that Evo phone from a long time back, but running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Looking down the road, Ciao plans to offer a $10 smartphone option with unlimited LTE data. The trade-off here will be that you’ll have advertisements on your lock screen.

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