We knew it was in the works, but today Sprint has officially confirmed that the iPhone 4 and 4S will indeed be landing on Virgin Mobile on June 29th, making Virgin Mobile the second prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone. Cricket Wireless, a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, announced earlier this month that they would carry the iPhone starting June 22nd.
According to CNET, Virgin Mobile’s iPhone offerings will come with a steep price tag, with the 8GB iPhone 4 retailing for $549, and the 16GB iPhone 4S going for $649. These prices match the full-retail pricing of these devices from the Apple Store, but are $150 more than the same devices on Cricket Wireless. If these prices are accurate, it either means that Cricket Wireless was somehow able to negotiate a lower purchase price from Apple, or they chose to offer a subsidy in order to attract prepaid customers toward their network.
Should you choose Virgin Mobile’s iPhone for your smartphone needs, you’ll be able to select a $30 plan with 300 voice minutes, a $40 plan with 1,200 voice minutes, or a $50 unlimited plan. Each plan comes with unlimited texts and data, though your data speeds will be throttled if you exceed 2.5 GB of data usage. For an extra $15 per month, you can use your iPhone as a portable hotspot with 3.5 GB of unthrottled data.