prepaid iphone 4s options (virgin or straight talk)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DanielQ, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. DanielQ, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012

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    Okay, I've elected to get the 4s on Virgin Mobile (US) for the long-term savings and a lack of a plan. The one thing that gets me is that a 4S from them is $650. The same phone unlocked from Apple is $550.

    I can't get the unlocked version and use it with Virgin Mobile, can I? My research indicates this likely won't work. I would just hate paying an extra $100 for a phone that will still be locked.

    Thoughts/advice? Any way around this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    There's no way around it. The intent of the virgin mobile plan is to help sprint fulfilled their commitment to buy iPhones, so you are being offered a low monthly rate on the condition that you are buying the iPhone locked to the virgin mobile network
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah okay.

    Right now I'm considering getting an ATT or unlocked iphone 4s and using it on StraightTalk instead.

    Is it possible to use a Verizon iPhone 4s on straighttalk? They seem to be more widely available on the used iphone market. I know it's a different network/frequency or whatever, but the hardware's the same, so there should be a way to enable it, right?
     

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