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

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  1. snickerzz macrumors newbie

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  2. rufwork, Sep 14, 2013
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    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

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    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

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    Isn't Virgin Mobile usa a MVNO reseller of Verizon?
     
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  6. rufwork macrumors regular

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    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. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    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.
     
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  10. rufwork macrumors regular

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    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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