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Virgin Mobile will offer iPhone 4S, 4 on its pre-paid plans starting June 29th

0. phoneArena 07 Jun 2012, 08:09 posted on

Virgin Mobile USA will offer the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S on its extremely affordable pre-paid plans starting from June 29th, but you’d need to swallow the bitter pill…

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posted on 07 Jun 2012, 12:46

19. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


There is no contract so you are paying the retail price of the phone. It makes perfect sense.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 12:57

21. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It makes absolutely no sense. It's a surpassed phone that has been out for quite a while. Specially on the prepaid level, it's waaaay overpriced.
It's obviously going to collect dust.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:10

25. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


It makes sense, your logic makes no sense. Let me reiterate a post for you.

"12. EclipseGSX posted on 2 hours ago

Lets do the math over the 2 years you would be locked to another carrier

Virgin Mobile
$1320 ($55 Unlimited plan x 24 Months)
$549 iPhone 4
---------
$1869

Sprint
$2400 ($90 Unlimited Plan +$10 Premium Data fee)
$99 iPhone 4
---------
$2499

That's a $630 savings over 2 years it may cost more upfront but will save in the long run. I am not fond of Apple at all but this is smart move on Virgins end if it gets people to switch"

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:44

27. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


This is actually not correct either... the plan that they have listed for Sprint is higher then what it actually is... it should read...

Virgin Mobile
$1320 ($55 Unlimited plan x 24 Months)
$549 iPhone 4
---------
$1869

Sprint
$1920 ($70 Unlimited Plan +$10 Premium Data fee)
$99 iPhone 4
---------
$2020

Only $151 in savings but you are not going to be the priority on the network.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:39

31. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Please show me where you see the $70 unlimited everything plan is. I got my info straight from sprint.com and i was actually wrong for individual its $99.99 a month plus the $10 fee so the savings would be $870

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.jsp

http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/plan/plan_wal l.jsp?tabId=pt_individual_tab&flow=AAL&planFamilyT ype=null

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:01

32. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Its unlimited calling to all mobile phones and unlimited text and data. The only thing that is limited on the 80 plan is the amount you can call to landlines at 450 minutes... the majority of people almost never call a landline phone so there is no need to the $99.99 plan for anyone but a very select and small group of people.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:15

33. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You still didnt answer my question, regardless my info is correct when comparing apples to apples no pun intended :)

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 12:26

41. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


I see what you are saying but that's with the assumption that people do not call to landlines. An example would be in a everyday business setting where calls must be made to other offices. We are solely making a comparison of the two companies' unlimited plans as advertised which would be as followed above.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 13:41

26. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I dont think you are properly understanding me... I do not think that Apple should charge this much money for the phone. I agree that it is completely overpriced and that it is an outdated phone. But that is not what I'm saying. If Apple is charging those prices as the retail price of the phone then it makes sense that those are the exact prices set up for a prepaid carrier. Why would they subsidize the price of a phone when you get no commitment from the customer. If you can't see the logic in what I'm saying then there is no hope.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 14:59 2

28. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Not everyone on prepaid is poor, a crack dealer, or a pimp. It's just a choice and a lot of the times evens out to be a better choice then a contract, regardless of whether it's Virgin or not.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 12:43

42. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


A good point, although the hefty upfront cost all but cancels out the advantages of prepaid. It's like paying 40.000 upfront for a hybrid to save on gas.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 15:11 1

29. skymitch89 (Posts: 1308; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I don't really see Virgin Mobile and/or Apple making much money off of these because these devices are priced too high for people who use pre-paid phones. Usually people use pre-paid phones/plans because they cannot afford the monthly plans or yearly contracts with the bigger carriers. Also, why should the iPhone be priced any different on Virgin Mobile than on Cricket?

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 16:11

30. awkward11598k (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


can phonearena have like a free iphone giveaway cuz im 2 cheap 2 pay 600 bucks

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 17:59 1

34. kindlefireowner (Posts: 503; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Speedtest on my Virgin Mobile smartphone today download 0.08 upload was 0.08 Anybody that spends $500 to use this slow network is an idiot.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 12:45

43. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Amen.

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