Wall Street Journal, recently reported that Sprint is on the verge of proclaiming its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand. The announcement of iPhone on prepaid Virgin Mobile Carrier will be shortly made and Sprint Prepaid iPhone on Virgin Mobile is expected to be rolled out by July 1. By following Cricket Mobile’s, Sprint will eventually become second U.S mobile carrier which will be putting forward iPhone with prepaid plans to end-users. However there is no clue regarding Sprint Prepaid iPhone plans but reportedly Virgin Mobile plan may begin at $35/month for 300 anytime minutes including unlimited texting and data,For $45/monthly plan it would be 1200 anytime minutes, and for $55/monthly plan it would be unlimited minutes.
The Overland Park, Kan., carrier will announce this week it will offer the popular smartphone on its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand starting as soon as July 1, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. Sprint follows Leap Wireless International Inc. in selling the device with prepaid service.
By offering the iPhone, Sprint may help satisfy its commitment to Apple to buy $15.5 billion of the phones over four years, an aggressive bet as more carriers are getting access to the once-exclusive device. Sprint’s prepaid service, which also includes the Boost Mobile brand, has been its lone area of growth as contract customers have fled.
Sprint will be able to fulfill two motives at the same time by offering Prepaid iPhone, it will not only be able to keep its word of buying $15.5 billion worth of iPhones for the period of next four years but by offering better plan it will be catching the attention of more consumers.
Sprint’s Prepaid iPhone offering is just a beginning of the competition. Let see which mobile carrier would be the next, to jump in the fray of prepaid iPhone market.