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Virgin Mobile and Radio Shack Launch iPhone 5 with Special $100 and $50 Savings Offers

The Virgin Mobile iPhone 5 is now available on the Virgin site priced at $549.99 for the 16 GB version. If that price gives you the shivers here are a couple of money saving deals that should help.

First, now through July 7, if you aren't a current Virgin Mobile customer, you can get a $100 account credit when buy any Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk phone on virginmobileusa.com and port a number from another carrier while activating the phone on a new Beyond Talk account. (offer details).

Radio Shack is also selling the iPhone 5 and the Shack has a special iPhone promotion too. iPhone purchasers who trade in any working phone get a $50 instant discount. The trade in phone can't have any missing or broken components like a cracked screen or housing.  The phone trade in offer is good on any Virgin Mobile iPhone through 7/27 is only available in stores, not online. But there's more. The iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are on sale at Radio Shack for $299.99 (regular $349.99) and $399.99 (reg $449.99) respectively through July 6. And it gets better, now through 6/29, Radio Shack is including a $10 Radio Shack credit coupon with any purchase over $30. So with a trade in and the coupon the effective price of the IPhone 5 is $489.99 and the iPhone 4 is just $239.99!

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  1. I'm guessing the iPhone 5 is not carrier locked so I wouldn't be able to pop an LTE sim from another provider if Virgin sucks in my area?

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    1. I'd be very surprised if the Virgin iPhone was SIM unlocked.

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  2. it is funny how people wonder how Best Buy and Radio Shack are not doing well. we all know that Best Buy has been closing stores. Radio Shack is in the same boat that is why they have to run these kind of specials. at least Best Buy stores on holidays and around that time are full. Radio Shack is never full more like always empty.

    here is a little story. i called two Radio Shacks yesterday morning and not one answered so i figured i would just go. the point of me going there is to see if they can switch my contacts from my boost iden phone to my cdma phone. (yes i am one of the last people on iden to switch to cdma)so i went to the first Radio Shack in the mall here in Houston and when i got there it closed down now i see why they did not answer. so the next one i went to was buy my house and i drove by it and it looked like it was close also but i looked closer and saw lights on. so i then went in there.

    there was two guys working and i was the only customer in there. i asked could they switch and he looked at me and said yea for 10 bucks. he gave a look of like he really did not know what it cost or he really did not want to do it. my point is bad customer service. boost on the phone told me i could go to a boost or Radio Shack and he said it would be no charge. so this Radio Shack employee is charging for something that probably should not be charged. so i left and went to boost they couldn't do it but sprint could for free so i wasn't about to pay Radio Shack. my point is that is why they have to run these specials there stores are closing and there stores that are open are constantly empty.

    yeswap i am just curiously what cdma phone did you get from boost when you switched from iden and are you on the pay as you go or monthly?

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    1. I'm on pay as you go. I got the LG Rumor Reflex. It's a good phone in most respects but I haven't found a free push email app that works and Opera Mini is buggy on it.

      I miss my i1. Well actually I still have the i1, I just don't have service on it.

      For transferring contacts, Bluetooth should work.

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    2. yeswap how did you get the reflex? and was it new or recon? boost care gave me the reconditioned samsung factor. i tried going to the boost store but they wanted me to upgrade my plan and they would of gave me the kyocera hydro but i am on pay as you go also and didn't want to upgrade to boost monthly.

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    3. I called all five Boost dealers in San Francisco and went to the only one that had the Rumor in stock and was participating in free phones for iDEN users offer. The phone was free I just had to pay sales tax on $80.

      I got a Factor for $9.99 on sale at RadioShack too. In some ways I like the Factor better (lighter, thinner, Opera Mini works well and the UI is less cumbersome) but overall I slightly prefer the Rumor for its better screen and good QWERTY keyboard.

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  3. As for the $100 credit, what is stopping someone from buying a $20 prepaid phone (Verizon will give $10 aitrime to start), and ask to switch the number?

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  4. Is the $100 credit only good from vm.com purchases, And do they apply it right away or do I have to buy my first month of service outright?

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    1. The credit is only on virginmobileusa.com purchases. You have to pay for the first month's service and the $100 credit will be added to your Virgin Mobile account within 30 days.

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  5. I tried that when cricket was offering a free Android with a port in at physical stores,I bought a cheap tmo flip phone, activated it and went to get my free phone, had to Pay first month . the port actually never went through because tmo didn't even have me in their system yet.

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