iPhone 5s & 5c on Virgin Mobile USA : $100 less than Apple + $30/mo plans with LTE

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  1. user-name-here macrumors 65816

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    Seems like a great option if you are in a Sprint coverage area. Especially if you're in an area that has or is going to get LTE soon! :eek:

    5c = $449
    5s = $549

    Plans range from:
    $30 = 300 min w/ unlimited text & data
    $40 = 1200 min w/ unlimited text & data
    $50 = Unlimited everything

    I'm on a AT&T family plan and only pay $35 a month for min + unlimited data but if I ever had to switch I might end up going with Virgin Mobile. Seems like as long as you have enough money to afford the iPhone upfront you end up saving some serious cash over a 2-year contract with a carrier :)

    P.S. before anyone asks the question : NO, you cannot use these on Sprint or anywhere else, they are locked to Virgin Mobile only.
     
  2. nhood01 macrumors member

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  3. user-name-here thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, both $30 plans are great options for consumers. I like the fact that the Virgin Mobile iPhone 5s and 5c are $100 cheaper than Apple MSRP, making it that much easier to afford the upfront cost compared to the T-mobile $30 prepaid plan where you have to pay $650 instead.
     
  4. nhood01 macrumors member

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    Definitely. Too bad i didn't wait for the virgin mobile phone. Gah!
     
  5. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    Remember the virgin mobile "network" has all the flaws of the sprint network, seeing how they're one in the same.

    plus if you're paying $550 for a phone that WONT be unlocked, it seems kinda a ripoff dont u think?
     
  6. user-name-here thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not for everyone.

    I know myself I don't need an unlocked phone. If I was using Virgin Mobile and stopped using them I would simply sell the iPhone via Craigslist to another person looking to save $ with Virgin Mobile's cheap monthly plans.

    As for the sprint network, I already said that in the OP. It really just depends if you fall under it, if you do then it's great plus they are rolling out LTE which these phones would get (even with the $30 plan).
     
  7. javier13javier, Oct 1, 2013
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  8. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    iPhone 5s and 5c on Virgin Mobile: $100 off

    Not that I would ever get anything that has anything to do with Sprint, but Virign Mobile is now selling iPhone 5s and 5c for $550 and $450 respectively.

    Here is the weird part: They kept the 5 - and they kept its old price ($550), I expected they would discount it to $450.

    They still sell the 4 for $200 and the 4s for $382.

    If only the network was decent...
     
  9. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502

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    Can we buy a Virgin mobile phone and use it on Sprint?
     
  10. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

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    No, different CDMA identifier even though it's technically the same network. Technically it is possible, but Sprint does not want that (even their 'contract free' $60 plan)
     

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