Following in the footsteps of Cricket Wireless, Virgin Mobile has today officially begun offering Apple’s iPhone to customers on a prepaid basis.
Both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will be available on the network for as low as $31 per-month, with Virgin offering customers its Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging within that price.
Marking the debut of the smartphone on the network, Sir Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group, was quoted as saying:
“This month marks Virgin Mobile USA’s tenth birthday. And what better way to thank our fans for ten years of loyalty than by giving them exactly what they want: the perfect plan for the perfect phone. That is the essence of ‘A Higher Calling.’”
Press release follows.
[spoiler] WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 $301 per-month on the Sprint® Nationwide Network2. 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.
“This month marks Virgin Mobile USA’s tenth birthday,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. “And what better way to thank our fans for ten years of loyalty than by giving them exactly what they want: the perfect plan for the perfect phone. That is the essence of ‘A Higher Calling.’”
Customers can also use their iPhone as a mobile hotspot through Virgin Mobile, for an additional $15 per-month.