The iPhone 5 is a mythical device that supposedly boosts the fortunes of any carrier lucky enough to offer it. T-Mobile was only just recently allowed to the carry the sacred device, and now Virgin Mobile is the latest to offer it.
Virgin Mobile announced today that it will be offering the iPhone 5 starting June 28. As the carrier is pre-paid only, consumers will have to pay the full price of the device. The 16GB iPhone 5 will be sold online, in stores and at Radio Shack for $550. The larger 32GB and 64GB iPhone 5s will only be available via Virgin Mobile’s Web site for $650 and $750 respectively.
You might not like the idea of paying the full price of the phone upfront, but at Virgin Mobile’s service is pretty cheap. All iPhone 5 users on Virgin Mobile will be enrolled in the carrier’s Beyond Talk plan. For $35 a month, consumers will unlimited data and unlimited text. It should be noted, however, that the plan only gives you full speed 4G data for the first 2.5GB of data per month. After that, your speeds will be throttled.
With Virgin Mobile now on board, I think we can safely say that the iPhone 5 is now available on just about every major carrier. Now we can look forward to the iPhone 5 hitting the smaller carriers like TracFone. Wouldn’t it be fun to buy pre-paid data cards?