After dropping the iPhone from its lineup completely in February, it seems Virgin Mobile USA has had something of a change of heart. Not only is it now offering the latest two iPhone models, it’s also slashed $100 off the full retail price.
You can snag a 16GB iPhone 6 from Virgin Mobile’s online store for $549.99, a hefty discount on the usual full retail price of $649.99. Likewise, the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is just $649 (down from $749). For those wanting an even cheaper way to get an iPhone, the 8GB white iPhone 5c is available to buy from Virgin Mobile for $299.
Interestingly, back when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus originally launched last fall, Sprint’s prepaid subsidiary stated it had no specific plans to launch the new devices. With them having been on the market for almost a year, Virgin Mobile’s sense of timing is intriguing to say the least. Regardless, with Virgin’s competitive price plans, and the $100 discount, you could potentially save a bundle on these devices.
Perhaps the only downsides are that Virgin Mobile doesn’t currently seem to be offering more than one storage capacity for each phone. Only 16GB models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available, while the iPhone 5c is only available in white with 8GB internal storage. What’s more, if you’re in an area where Sprint coverage isn’t so hot, then you won’t need telling that a good price isn’t worth it when you can’t get reliable cellular reception. If you want other storage options, and an unlocked phone at a discount, there’s always Amazon.