From June, 2012 through Sept, 2014 one or more iPhone models were always available on the Virgin site and from Virgin Mobile dealers. Then last fall the iPhones started listing as out of stock on the Virgin site and by February of this year they disappeared entirely.
Today iPhones, including Apple's latest and greatest, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, are back at Virgin Mobile. The iPhone 5c is also available. Each model is only available in one memory capacity and one color but that's a start. Here are your current options for a new iPhone on Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile's iPhone prices are substantially lower than Apple's full retail prices of $450 for the iPhone 5c, $649 for the iPhone 6 and $749 for the 6 Plus.
iPhones can be used on any of Virgin Mobile's four unlimited plans:
- $20/month: 300 minutes, unlimited texts, no data.
- $35/month: unlimited voice minutes, texts and data with the first 250 MB of data at full speed.
- $35/month: 300 voice minutes, unlimited texts and data with the first 2.5 GB of data at full speed.
- $45/month: unlimited voice minutes, texts and data with the first 1 GB of data at full speed, plus unlimited international texts and 100 international minutes.
- $55/month: unlimited voice minutes, texts and data with the first 3 GB of data at full speed, plus unlimited international texts and 100 international minutes.
There's a $5/month discount on $35 and higher plans for iPhone users who sign up for auto-pay.
I wonder if the return of iPhone's signals a renewed interest in Virgin Mobile by Sprint. The Virgin Mobile brand has been looking a bit neglected of late with rate plans that are no loner very competitive and limited device choices. Back in the day, Virgin Mobile was an innovator and price leader in prepaid with firsts like some of the first prepaid smartphones and a $25/month unlimited prepaid data plan. Hopefully we will soon see Virgin return to it's former glory with more devices and better value plans.
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