iPhone 5 headed to Virgin Mobile next Friday

iPhone 5 headed to Virgin Mobile next Friday
The Apple iPhone 5 has made the rounds and been released on all of the major carriers in the U.S. and a number of the smaller regional carriers as well. But, it still hasn't made its way to Virgin Mobile. Luckily, that's about to change as the carrier has announced it will be releasing the iPhone 5 next Friday.

According to the press release, the iPhone 5 16GB model will cost $549.99, and it will be compatible with Virgin's Beyond Talk plans, which offer 2.5GB of data at 3G and 4G LTE speeds and unlimited messaging for $35 per month. And, you can get a small discount, if you enroll in automatic monthly payments, which will make you eligibile for $5 per month off your bill. 

Virgin Mobile stores and RadioShack locations nationwide will begin selling the iPhone 5 starting June 28th.

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Figuring it was released on September 21, 2012: nine whole months have passed since its' release, $549 is waaaaay overpriced!! I hope at lease it has the new and improved Rainbow iOS7 Theme.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

Highly doubtful.

2. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

While Virgin Mobile gets their Iphone on a Friday, Sprint lowers the price of their iPhone 5 to $99 and U.S. Cellular launchers their iPhone 5 in late September-early October.

3. HASHTAG unregistered

You should take note that Sprint's iPhone is only $99 if you transfer your number in from a different carrier. Otherwise, it's still $199.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

On contract rite? Virgin is contract free, $549 is still high. Phones don't usually go on sale as far as off contract pricing, unless there really old. 9 months isn't old enough.

9. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

someone will still pay 549 for an iphone on sprints "super reliable" network.

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

What about boost mobile ? Haha i dont like virgin or boost since i had both before but for some reason boost worked better i never got that, since they both use sprints network i had less problems with calling,data and texts with boost in the same locations i used virgin.

6. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Well Omarcito, what are you gonna do?? It's Sprint any way you cut it and it's about as awful as cell service gets!!!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I could understand paying that much for the 32GB model but yikes. I would suggest anyone to buy the SGS3(16gb WITH a micro sd card slot) for a much cheaper 399 price tag.

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