Virgin Mobile made a huge announcement that shocked a lot of people. On its announcement, the company said that they will becoming an iPhone-only carrier starting June 27th. In line with the announcement, Virgin Mobile introduced the new plan they intend to start offering: Inner Circle.
This new plan includes unlimited talk, text and data for $50/month plus taxes. There will also be an included 800 roaming minutes and 100 MB of roaming data. Video streaming, however, is limited to 480p, audio streams are throttled to 500 kbps, and gaming streams to 2 mbps. Customers who use over 23 GB of data in a month may encounter their data prioritized in times of network congestion.
When it launched its Inner Circle plan, Virgin Mobile initiated a promotion for those interested in being part of this iPhone-only plan. Customers who sign up for the plan will get six months service for just $1. It was said that the offer would only last for a month.
Just a few days after the promo ended, Virgin Mobile took to Twitter to announce that they have extended the $1 offer for another month. In addition to this promo extension, the offer is now available for the first year of service. This offer extension ends on Aug. 31, 2017.
The $1 plan does not include taxes. Once the promotional service period ends, the regular $50/month rate is applicable. The offer is also available only with AutoPay.
If you are interested in getting an iPhone with Virgin Mobile, you can choose from the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus.
Despite its announcement of becoming an iPhone-only carrier, Virgin Mobile has released a statement addressing its Android customers. The carrier said that existing Android customers will continue to have access to their device and services by signing into My Account. Online device upgrades for Android customers will also continue to be offered until next year. They have also partnered with Boost Mobile to accommodate their Android customers as they switch to another Sprint network carrier. By switching to Boost Mobile, customers may continue to use their current phone and plan from Virgin Mobile.
Source: Virgin Mobile