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Bryan M. Wolfe
| June 21, 2013
Virgin Mobile To Soon Offer The iPhone 5 As A Prepaid Device
Prepaid wireless provider Virgin Mobile USA will soon be selling the iPhone 5. The device will be available for as little as $550 without a contract. The iPhone 5 will be available through Virgin Mobile’s website and at Radio Shack retail store locations. The company uses Sprint’s national network. It began selling the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as prepaid devices in June 2012. Prices, before taxes, are as follows:
Virgin Mobile offers three voice plans, each which includes “unlimited” data. These include a 300-minute plan for $35, 1,200 minutes for $45, and an unlimited plan for $55. Although unlimited, the company's data plan only guarantees “3G/4G full speed” for the first 2.5GB. Virgin Mobile's move comes just months before Apple is expected to reveal the seventh-generation iPhone. Code-named the "iPhone 5S," this model is expected to look like the current model, with some improvements on the inside. A budget iPhone could also be coming later this year. See also: Cricket Wireless Now Offering Lower Priced iPhone Packages, T-Mobile's Second iPhone 5 TV Ad Airs: 'The Choice Is Simple', and Apple's iPhone Sales In India Are Up An Impressive 400 Percent. Via: Macworld
- 16GB: $550
- 32GB: $650
- 64GB: $750
- Note: Radio Shack will only sell the 16GB model.