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    Virgin Mobile to Offer Prepaid iPhones


    Virgin Mobile announced last Thursday that starting June 29, 2012, the Sprint subsidiary will be offering the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as available models on their prepaid services. With the development, Virgin will become the second prepaid carrier in the United States to offer iPhones as part of their stock.

    8GB iPhone 4’s will be available off-contract for $549, while 16GB iPhone 4S’s will be offered at $649. Units come attached with the customer’s choice of Virgin’s Beyond Talk plans, which include $35 per month for 300 minutes of voice calls, $45 per month for 1200 minutes, and $55 per month for unlimited calls.

    Each plan comes with unlimited SMS, and more importantly, unlimited data. The scheme is recommended for light to medium data users, however, as the data comes with a soft cap: although there is no limit to the amount of data users can receive and transmit, speeds become slightly throttled approaching the 2.5GB mark. While most users will be able to use their apps, browsers, and games without worry, media-intensive users may experience a drop in their speeds towards the end of the month.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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