Virgin Mobile has announced it will begin selling the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning June 29, positioning itself as Cricket's competitor in the brand new prepaid iPhone U.S. market.
The carrier will sell the phone for plans as low as $30 that will include unlimited texts, 300 talk minutes and unlimited data, although it will be throttled after 2.5 GBs.
For another $10, the minutes can be bumped up to 1,200 and for $50 a month, voice becomes unlimited as well. The monthly plans for Virgin Mobile's iPhone begin at $35, but users can receive a $5 discount if they register for monthly automatic payments. For another $15, customers can also use their iPhone to tether 3G to other devices.
Virgin Mobile's monthly plan can be significantly cheaper than the $55 iPhone plan that Cricket will be offering, which includes unlimited voice and texts and up to 2.3 GBs of data per month.