Starting next week, you’ll be able to pick up a new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c on Virgin Mobile (if it can keep them in stock, that is). The contract-free carrier will be offering Apple’s latest iPhones with unlimited data for the full retail price upfront.
Virgin’s data plans start as low as $35 and included unlimited 3G and 4G data (though speeds are throttled significantly once you reach a monthly cap of 2.5GB). If you sign up for Auto Pay, Virgin is currently offering iPhone users a $5 monthly discount, which might make this the least expensive iPhone plan you’ll find. You’ll have to pay full retail price for the phone upfront, though, which starts at a whopping $549 for the iPhone 5c and $649 for the iPhone 5s. But those low monthly rates are incentive enough for many buyers.
Earlier this week Kevin Fitchard reported that, after its release on the four major carriers, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will also be making their way down to smaller mobile carriers like Cellcom and C Spire on October 1 as well. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some additional carrier announcements soon.