iPhone to launch on Virgin Mobile on June 29th, Plans Start at $35 a Month

 

Just as had been rumored, Virgin Mobile USA (operated by Sprint) has announced that it will begin offering the iPhone on June 29th.
 
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Virgin Mobile will be offering service plans as low as $30 a month, when automatic payments are set up. You can also use the iPhone as a mobile hot spot for an additional $15 a month. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans for iPhone >start at $35 per month for access to Sprint’s Nationwide Network, and >customers can receive a $5 per-month plan discount when they register for >automatic monthly payments with a credit card, debit card or PayPal >account, making iPhone available for as low as $30 per month. Customers can >also use their iPhone as a mobile hotspot through Virgin Mobile for an >additional $15 per month.

Cricket, which will be launching the iPhone on a prepaid basis on June 22nd. There plan differs from Virgin’s in that they will be offering a $150 subsidy, and only one $55/month unlimited plan. Virgin will have three plans, but will not be offering a subsidy. This means the 8GB iPhone 4 will cost $549 and the 16GB iPhone 4S will cost $649 on Virgin Mobile USA’s network.

The three plans they will be offering, all include unlimited data and messaging. The first plan for $30 offers 300 minutes, $40 for 1200 minutes, and $50 for unlimited minutes. Data speeds will be throttled after 2.5GB. The iPhone on Virgin Mobile will be available through their website, Best Buy, RadioShack, and a handful of other retailers.