MarketWatch is reporting that Virgin Mobile will announce that it will be offering the Apple iPhone, possibly as soon as July 1st.
The information comes from nebulous "people familiar with the company's plan's" making it more rumor than fact at this point. Still it seems creditable following the recent announcement that prepaid regional operator Cricket will begin selling Apple's iconic phone June 22nd. The Cricket launch signals that Apple is now willing to let the iPhone be sold as a prepaid device in the USA so I suspect we will see a flood of prepaid iPhone announcements in the coming months.
MarketWatch did not provide any information of the iPhone and plan pricing on Virgin Mobile but it's likely to be similar to Cricket's pricing of $499.99 for the 16 GB iPhone 4S and $399.99 for the 8GB iPhone 4.