Sprint May Sell iPhone Via Virgin Mobile
Sprint is prepared to sell the Apple iPhone through its Virgin Mobile USA prepaid service, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to sources familiar with Sprint's plans, the announcement may come as soon as this week with availability scheduled for July 1. Pricing for the device itself and plans were not made available, and Sprint declined to comment on the story. Sprint sells the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S through its traditional post-paid business for $99, $199, $299, and $399 for the iPhone 4 8GB, and iPhone 4S 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, respectively. Virgin Mobile USA offers service plans that cost as little as $35 per month. Leap Wireless last week announced plans to sell the iPhone through its prepaid service, and is charging $399 and $499 for the device. Sprint could be the second to offer the iPhone with prepaid service.
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Still cannot see
how one could pay $500 for a phone and be on Sprint prepaid MVNO
Boost & Virgin
Sort of predictable
Sprint signed a contract with Apple that will require them to purchase a minimum of 33 million iPhones, and that's based on the high end price units.
So, they have to effective turn 33 million existing customers into iPhone users or attract enough new customers to fill that void.
Of their companies, only Sprint itself is a contracted service. They include: Includes Sprint Network, Nextel Network, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA
A large portion of their newer additional customers are government subsidized low income users.
Sprint itself does not have 33 million contracted customers to fufill it's contract to Apple, so, they have to turn some of their pr...
You still present a good point, Sprint will hav...