This commercial will only run for a week due to Apple's tough marketing policies. Apparently, Apple doesn't want people to get confused when the next new iPhone 5 is announced.
The plans and cost details for the Virgin Mobile iPhone 4/4S are not as fun as the commercial itself entitled "Happy Accidents." People are shown destroying phones by dropping off a balcony, plunking in a glass of wine, allowing to be stolen, throwing over fence, putting in boiling chemicals, trashed, washing in washer, microwaving and pretending a taxi takes the phone.
The price for a Virgin Mobile iPhone 4S 16GB model is $649.99 with a limit of two phones per customer. the iPhone 4 8GB is $549.99 The price includes free activation, 30 day guarantee, free shipping. Minutes expire at the end of the month, additional minutes are 10 cents each.
An added bonus is that Virgin Mobile will even unlock your iPhone you bought from Virgin Mobile for free.
Yes you can get the coveted iPhone for $30 a month with 300 minutes if you use the exclusive auto pay discount. Mobile Hotspot is $15 more ber month more. Let's look at the asterisk text which says "All plans include 2.5GB/month of full speed data or 3.5GB/month with purchase of Mobile Hotspot enabled device and plan."
"Whoops I dropped the throttle data bomb."
Virgin replaces other stolen phones for free but when you read the fine print "Unfortunately, due to the high cost and heavy demand of iPhone, we can't provide like-for-like replacements (those are full price). The good news is that a variety of Android™ devices will be available at discounted prices as lost or stolen replacements for iPhone."
N0-contract means you have to kep a registered credit/debit card or PayPal account on file and pay the monthly charge each month.
Data speeds will be reduced for the rest of your plan month. After the 2.5GB the data speed is reduced to 256 kbps or below for the rest of the month.
The much better deal with many of the same feature is the HTC EVO V for $299.99 with 20% off web deal that allows for WiMAX 4G "unlimited data."
The HTC EVO One V features a 4.7"Touchscreen, Android 4.0 ICS, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core process, An even better deal is At LetsTalk the HTC EVO One costs Use coupon code TALK4TEN for 10% off for up to $25.
In the meantime, don't destroy all your old phone, if you want a new one. Cell phone contain rare earth minerals and other toxic substances. If you phone is working donate it to Cell Phones for Soldiers, sell it or recycle it. Microwaving it may release some noxious things, you don't want in your kitchen.
What is the iPhone 4 and 4S cost so much more the latest Android smartphones?
Last year Sprint promised it would pay $15.5 Billion over 4 years to Apple for iPhone privileges. Pay-as-go and non-contract services such as Boost have been a boon for Sprint. For the first half of 2012 Sprint added 630K prepay customers and lost 438K postpaid subscribers.
Yes the new iPhone 5 will be bigger, faster and have more features but it will probably will not be available in a prepaid cheap plan until nine months to a year after it is introduced by the big carriers. See the latest new iPhone 5 rumors.