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Virgin Mobile is targeting 18 to 25 year olds, who make up one of the last untapped wireless marketplaces left in the United States, where 140 million people own and use wireless phones. "They have the right target in mind," said Gartner wireless analyst Bryan Prohm. The retail rollouts could be critical for the company, Prohm said. Tens of thousands of stores in the United States already sell at least six different carriers' phones. Virgin Mobile needs to have its phones alongside theirs, if anything other than just to get customers to realize there's a new cell phone carrier in town, Prohm said.