Since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last fall, we’ve noticed that Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile USA has offered limited-to-no stock on its iPhone lineup with “out of stock” messages on each of their iOS device and seemingly no plans to replenish inventory. Specifically, the pre-paid carrier went head first into the holiday season without any iPhone inventory for shoppers.
Virgin later confirmed that it had no specific plans to carry the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the time, and now the prepaid carrier has completely scrubbed the entire iPhone lineup from its online store.
Virgin Mobile USA previously presented a dedicated webpage featuring its iPhone lineup of unsubsidized prepaid models. Most recently, Virgin offered iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4s models with prepaid plans that required using the Sprint subsidiary’s network.
Now it seems Virgin is getting out of the iPhone game for one reason or another as the network’s dedicated iPhone landing page now redirects to the full smartphone inventory page—absent of any Apple devices.
Search suggestions still recommend ‘iPhone’ and various iPhone models including the iPhone 6 that the carrier never offered and the iPhone 5c which is no longer available online.
Simply searching for ‘iPhone’ reveals landing pages for previous iPhone-dedicated sites on Virgin’s online store including a page for comparing various models of Virgin’s prepaid iPhone models, but the inventory appears to have been reduced to primarily prepaid Android and Windows Phone handsets for now.
Interestingly, though, we recently learned that Sprint MVNO Ting plans to carry the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as the national carrier removes the limitation that MVNO carriers wait for new devices.