Virgin Mobile Sprint’s pay-to-go brand has just confirmed that it will be offering Apple’s iPhone with prepaid plans from June 29th.
Virgin Mobile would be the second carrier in the US to offer iPhone with prepaid plans after Cricket Wireless.
Virgin Mobile has announced that it will be offer Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with prepaid plans that will start at $30, which comes with unlimited SMS and data, as compared to the $55 unlimited plan offered by Cricket Wireless.
Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans for iPhone start at $35 per month for access to Sprint’s Nationwide Network, and customers can receive a $5 per-month plan discount when they register for automatic monthly payments with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account, making iPhone available for as low as $30 per month. Customers can also use their iPhone as a mobile hotspot through Virgin Mobile for an additional $15 per month.
You can check out the pricing for iPhone on Virgin Mobile USA below:
As you can see, Virgin Mobile is not offering any subsidy for the iPhone, whereas Cricket Wireless offers a $150 subsidy. But prepaid plans starting at $30 could be attractive for customers who are not looking for unlimited voice minutes. They will be able to recover the additional cost for the iPhone within 6 months. Virgin Mobile will also be throttling speeds after 2.5GB of monthly data usage. It is also offering the mobile hotspot feature for an additional $15 per month.
It is not clear if Virgin Mobile will be taking pre-orders for the iPhone, but they have said that customers will be able to buy the iPhone on their website, RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers.
What do you think about the prepaid plans offered by Virgin Mobile? Will you buy an iPhone with prepaid plans? Sound off in the comments.