Good news for subscribers of Virgin Mobile, who love Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) products. A number of iPhone 5 models are in works for customers.
Apple has prepped 6 CDMA iPhone 5 models for Virgin Mobile USA users, as per details provided by MacRumors. However, none of the companies have confirmed a date when Virgin Mobile will have the iPhone 5 models rolled out to its customers in both white and black. It was not long ago when Virgin Mobile started offering iPhone 4S to its customers. When the carrier company had launched iPhone 4S, it had advertised the $35 monthly plan with 300 voice minutes. This could be reduced to $30 monthly on signing up for automatic payments. This mobile plan also offers unlimited data but the speed is choked after a user reached a data cap every month.
Virgin mobile presently offers the iPhone 4S for a charge of $649.99 and the iPhone 4 for a price of $549.99. It is not yet clear if Virgin Mobile will change the pricing structure of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 when iPhone 5 is also added to the line-up.
As per MacRumors, Virgin Mobile and Alaska Communications are the last two major wireless carriers in the US that do not offer iPhone 5. Regional carriers like GCI, Bluegrass Cellular, Cricket Communications, ntelos, Nex-Tech Wireless, Appalachian Wireless and Pioneer wireless have made iPhone 5 available to their customers.
Virgin Mobile customers may have to pay considerably more for the iPhone 5 as compared to Verizon and AT&T, however, they would not be locked in any contract and will be paying considerably less over a period of 2 years. Virgin Mobile users will also have the option of restricting the amount of voice minutes on the plan so as to keep the monthly bill affordable.