February 08, 2011 08:00 ET

Virgin Mobile USA Android Phones to Come Preloaded With SCVNGR

Location-Based Game to Be Preloaded on Handsets From Sprint's Prepaid Brand

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - SCVNGR, the location-based game, announced that the newest no-contract smartphone from Virgin Mobile USA, one of Sprint's prepaid brands, running the Android platform will come preloaded with the SCVNGR app. The first handset to be shipped with the location-based SCVNGR app is the LG Optimus V, which will be available at retail stores and at starting in February.

SCVNGR is all about going places, completing challenges, earning points and unlocking rewards. By partnering with Virgin Mobile, SCVNGR will continue its rapid adoption and user growth, and give even more people access to the game layer SCVNGR is building on top of the world.

"We're extremely pleased to announce this partnership with Sprint, and enhance the user experience for customers of Virgin Mobile," said Chris Mahl, SVP and Chief Brand Alchemist at SCVNGR. "The new year here at SCVNGR is all about building on the partnerships and user growth of our break-out year, and coming pre-loaded alongside apps like YouTube™ and Gmail™ is a huge testament to consumer response and engagement. We are excited to continue this growth and to help brands large and small engage their consumers through our social and mobile game platform."

LG Optimus V handsets are already available in select retailers, with more to come later this month. So grab your no-contract Virgin Mobile handset and start playing SCVNGR wherever you go!

SCVNGR is a game. Playing is simple: Go places. Have fun and share with your friends. Check-in, complete customer challenges, interact with your friends, snap pics, do the social check-in or try a challenge! Everywhere you go, you'll earn points and start unlocking real-world rewards at over 12,000 locations (think free ice cream!). SCVNGR makes it easy to share where you are and what you're up to with your friends on SCVNGR, Facebook and Twitter. Start playing SCVNGR by downloading our free Android app. SCVNGR is funded by Google Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Visit to learn more.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    LaunchSquad for SCVNGR
    Mike Farber or Emilie Cole
    Scvngr [at] launchsquad [dot] com
    Boston office: 617-872-0769
    San Francisco office: 415-625-8555