Anyone know if the iphone 5C will come to virgin mobile usa?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by snickerzz, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. snickerzz macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2012
  2. rufwork, Sep 14, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2013

    rufwork macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2003
    I haven't seen anything about it, which seems strange. After the one-day 20% off iPhone 5 sale at Virgin Mobile last month, I thought for sure we'd see the 5C at least. But so far nothing about Virgin carrying the 5C in the US, just Canada & elsewhere.

    They did get the iPhone 5 late, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them stuck with plain 5 for a while -- not that that really matters, as 5 and 5C are the same danged phone. Still, after having seen Virgin sell the iPhone 5 for 20% off just a few weeks back, I'm not game to shell out full price today to get burned in a week or two.

    It's a weird place Virgin's stuck themselves that doesn't especially encourage any iPhone purchases. AT&T actually has decent plan prices and "free" financing if you don't pay $20/month for texts and can sip your data -- $60 a month with an iPhone 5S for $200 isn't as much more than Virgin's $30 a month and $550 up front as I thought it'd be (though, okay, fine, it's still $370[1] for the privilege of having an S at launch). That said, I might regret not having bought from Virgin during the one-day sale.

    [1] $550 for 5 at Virgin vs $200 for 5S at AT&T means $350 "savings" on phone from AT&T.
    $30/mth for service at Virgin vs $60/mth for service at AT&T means $30 * 24 = $720 savings for Virgin on service.

    720-350 = 370 extra for 5S with two years of service. Course every month past that, Virgin continues to spank AT&T prices.
  3. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Yes, 9 months later (around June 28th 2014).

    They have stuck to that schedule that the last two years:
    • iPhone 4/4S (June 29, 2012)
    • iPhone 5 (June 28, 2013)
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Isn't Virgin Mobile usa a MVNO reseller of Verizon?
  5. user-name-here macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
  6. rufwork macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2003
    I think that timeframe makes more sense for the 5S. That is, the "latest" iPhone had a nine-month lag, right?

    The 5 is essentially deprecated, replaced by its nearly identical twin. Seems it might be released a bit sooner than 9 months. ?
  7. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'm sure there is plenty of stock sitting around to sell through, and considering Virgin Mobile isn't that large it should take a while to go through it all.
  8. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2012
    Las Vegas
  9. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
  10. rufwork macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2003
    Just quickly enough to send my 4S back on the 14-day unconditional guarantee.

    I think I had half of that one right. Should listen to myself more closely next time. ;)

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