Virgin Mobile USA, the pre-paid service provider and the wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint has announced that it will be offering Apple’s iPhone 5 on its Beyond Talk prepaid plans next Friday, June 28.
iPhone 5 will be available with prepaid plans starting at $35 per month for 300 minutes along with unlimited data and text. Customers get a $5 discount when they signup for auto monthly payments. Virgin also offers a $55 per month plan for 1200 minutes and a $45 per month plan for unlimited calling. Virgin starts throttling data after a monthly soft cap of 2.5GB.
Virgin Mobile is also offering the unsubsidized 16GB iPhone 5 for $549.99, 32GB for $649.99 and 64GB for $749.99, which is $100 cheaper that the unlocked iPhone 5 available on Apple’s website and offered by other carriers ($80 cheaper than T-Mobile USA).
It is not clear why it has taken Virgin Mobile so much time to start offering Apple’s iPhone 5 as it uses Sprint’s CDMA 3G and LTE 4G networks. Virgin Mobile started offering iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in June 2012 and is currently offering 15% discount on the older generation iPhones.
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Via: Virgin Mobile