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iPhone Coming To Virgin Mobile USA As Soon As July 1st?

Financial News site 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.

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  1. June 1st???.....its june 5th....sooo its out?

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    1. You're quick! thanks for the heads up.

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  2. For me, this is a wrong business move for Virgin Mobile. Why? Cause the CDMA iPhone does NOT offer 4G, Which means that Virgin Mobile's iPhone will be running on Sprint's terrible 3G network. And if anyone really wanted an iPhone and good service to go along it, Why would that person choose Virgin Mobile (Sprint) iPhone over an Verizon iPhone with Page Plus? Or, what about Straight Talk's BYOD SIM program? With Straight Talk, and using an AT&T iPhone with Straight Talk's $45 Unlimited plan, You would be able to get well over 3 Mbps Down through Straight Talk (AT&T Network). Not to mention all the Android phones you can bring and use with Straight Talk's SIM program. With Page Plus, your iPhone will be running on Verizon's 3G network. Which we all know is 10x better (Coverage & 3G Data) then that of Sprint's. Page Plus may not at this time offer Unlimited Data, But I for sure rather have 2GB of actual and reliable 3G data speeds then unreliable, speratic and super slow 3G (Sprint). The $55 Page Plus Android plan does however give you Unlimited Talk and Text.

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  3. What Virgin/Boost Mobile should do is, instead of waisting all that money on buying all those iPhone's. Which if you have used or are using an High End Android devise are a step back, And take that money and offer Off Network Roaming. Cause the biggest reason I myself and friends refuse to even try Virgin/Boost Mobile, is the Lack of Coverage and all the horror stories on how SLOW Sprint's 3G network is. But the biggest issue the the LACK of coverage. How is it that a Regional carrier like Metro Pcs or Cricket can offer Roaming (Free Texting .19c Min Talk) and Virgin/Boost can't? Wah Wahhh Wahhhhhhhh. LOL

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    1. by reading your comments, i can see that you have no read the article thoroughly. first of all sprint owns virgin mobile. so vm is selling sprint iphones. second of all sprint bought billions of dollars worth og iPhones from apple and based on the sprints recent performance and the future cost to replace their wimax with lte, the company is clearly having liquidity issued. now the iPhone 5 is around corner and will eventually make the old models obsolete. what would you do as a ceo of sprint?get rid of them as soon as possible. not to mention the fact that prepaid carriers are gaining more subscribers than ever. from a companys strategic point of view. this is a smart move by sprint

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    2. it is obvious that customer service is not on sprints priorities right now. all they care about right now is gaining subscribers and inventory turnover to combat the companys liquidity problems

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  4. Sprint is a messed up company. Always will be with a Dumb Hesse in charge.

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  5. I know what they should do, is sit on all those Sprint iPhones and eat the billions that they gave to Apple for their phones. Then, by that time the iPhone 5 will be out and everyone will get rid of that phone to get the newest iPhone 5.

    So smart of Sprint to take all of the refurbished units and put them on Boost/Virgin to get rid of them and gain some of their money back. Not everyone wants the latest and greatest iPhone... So as long as they have an iPhone to show their friends they are happy.

    yeah right if you think that Sprint is going to throw the newest iPhone 5 on prepaid, pffft! Right! If customers can afford the iPhone and are fine with the speeds then great, there's a market for that. Not everyone is up to date on technology and don't need 7G on their phone. They are happy with paying $35 a month for full unlimited* iPhone 4s use then happy for them, you can pay $100+ a month for iPhone 5

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