We saw Cricket come forward as the first pre-paid carrier in the US to announce the iPhone 4 and 4S, and well, it looks like we now have a confirmed second. The new carrier is Virgin Mobile and they will have the iPhone available just a short time after Cricket.
Virgin Mobile will have the iPhone available beginning on Friday, June 29th. The 16GB iPhone 4S will set you back $649 and those looking for something a bit less expensive can opt for the 8GB iPhone 4 which will be priced at $549. Of course, those prices come because you are not being tied into any long term commitment.
As for the calling and data plans, Virgin Mobile will have the iPhone available with their Beyond Talk plans which offer unlimited data and messaging. The plans begin at $30 per month. There is one catch with the $30 price though, you will need to register for automatic monthly payments with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account. Otherwise, the monthly plan price will be $35. Additionally, Virgin Mobile will have a hotspot offering available for an additional $15 per month.
Finally, those looking to get the iPhone with Virgin Mobile will be able to do so at www.virginmobileusa.com as well as with RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers.
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Virgin Mobile USA to Offer iPhone on June 29
Plans as Low as $30 Per Month
WARREN, N.J. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 07, 2012 – Virgin Mobile USA announced today it will offer iPhone to its prepaid customers beginning Friday, June 29. Virgin Mobile will offer iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with its Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans as low as $30 per-month on the Sprint® Nationwide Network. iPhone will be available without a contract and with no fees for activation or roaming. New and existing customers can purchase iPhone at www.virginmobileusa.com, RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers.
iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all-new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5.1, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.
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.