Tech Friday: Virgin Mobile USA wants iPhone users

Posted By on June 23, 2017

In the battle of carrier wars, Virgin Mobile USA is stepping in with an attractive "first year" deal for buyers of a new or refurbished iPhone either through the Apple Store or their own site. Under the deal, customers will get up to one year of service for $1. vmu-top-logo Virgin piggybacks service on the Sprint network, so you’ll want to make sure the coverage footprint is solid since the $1 unlimited deal applies when you are not roaming ("unlimited" within reason – U.S. calling/texting and using over 23GB/mo could get throttled).

Once the year is up, users will have service will be $50/mo, so  if you do the math, the nearly $600 saved in a year comes close to paying for a new iPhone6 or 7; it might be worth playing the game if you’re looking to upgrade soon (cough, cough … I have an iPhone5s) … but if you do wan this deal, the offer expires on July 31, 2017.


As part of Virgin Mobile’s deal with Apple, they are ditching Android phones in the coming years and will become the first iPhone-only network — LINK.

Unlimited voice and data services are while on-network only.

12 mos. for $1 unlimited service offer: Limited-time offer. Expires 7/31/17. Available only to customers who purchase an iPhone and transfer their phone number to the Inner Circle plan. Excludes taxes.

Virgin Mobile has no annual service contracts; service subject to certain terms. Plans are domestic only and include unlimited data, talk, text, 800 domestic voice roaming minutes and 100MB domestic data roaming. Int’l services extra and subject to applicable rates. AutoPay: Inner Circle members must remain enrolled in AutoPay with a valid payment vehicle on file. Service plan payment due on monthly payment date or account will be suspended. Unless monthly service plan payment made within 120 days after last monthly payment date, account will expire and any account balance will be forfeited. State and local taxes apply. Quality of Svc. (QoS): Customers who use more than 23GB of data during billing cycle will be deprioritized during times and places where the network is constrained. See Virgin Mobile Inner Circle Important Service/Product Specific Terms for details. Usage Limitations: To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Virgin Mobile may terminate service if off-network roaming use in a month exceeds: (1) 800 mins or a majority of mins.; or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Other Terms: Offers and coverage not available everywhere or for all phones/networks and subject to change without notice. Additional terms, prohibited network use rules and other restrictions apply. Visit for full details and latest pricing. Sprint 4G LTE network reaches over 290 million people. ©2017 Virgin Mobile USA, L.P. All rights reserved. VIRGIN and the Virgin signature logo are registered trademarks of Virgin Enterprises Limited and are used under license. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.


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