Virgin Mobile took to Twitter and Facebook today to announce that the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C would be available on Virgin starting Oct. 1. No prices were mentioned.
Based on Virgin's current pricing for last years iPhones, I expect that the 5S 16GB will replace the iPhone 5 in Virgin's lineup at $549.99. The 5C 16 GB will likely be $449.99, with the 4S dropping to $349.99. The iPhone 4, which Virgin is currently selling at the close out price of $199.99, will be dropped from the Virgin Mobile lineup once current inventory is sold out.
The iPhone 5S is Apple's newest flagship. It retains the metal and glass body and 4 inch screen of the iPhone 5 but has a faster processor, better camera and a new finger print sensor that lets lock and unlock the phone with a single touch. The iPhone 5C is essentially the iPhone 5 in with a sleek plastic body that's available in your choice of white, yellow, pink, blue or green.
The iPhone can be used on any of Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk plans (listed below) which start at $35/month or $30/month if you enroll in auto-pay.
|Name||Monthly Price 1||Voice||Text/MMS||Data|
|$35/mo||$35/month||300 min 2||unlimited||unlimited 3|
|$45/mo||$45/month||1200 min 2||unlimited||unlimited 3|
2 Overage Rates- Voice: 10¢/min
3 If you use over 2.5GB of data in a month data speeds may be reduced to 256Kbps or below for the rest of your month.
Source Virgin Mobile, Image Twitter