Virgin Mobile USA has today announced that it will be offering Apple’s new iPhones beginning Tuesday, October 1. Both the iPhone 5s and the colorful iPhone 5c will be available on its prepaid “Beyond Talk” plans, which start at just $35 per month.
Because Virgin Mobile is a prepaid carrier, it won’t be offering the new iPhones at subsidized rates, so you’ll have to pay full price for them. That means the 16GB iPhone 5c costs $549.99 — which is the same price Virgin is currently selling the iPhone 5 for — and the 16GB iPhone 5s will cost $649.99.
If you cannot afford to buy the phone outright, however, Virgin does offer a “Bill Me Later” service that allows you to pay the upfront fee over time in monthly installments.
Virgin’s plans start at $35 per month for 300 anytime minutes, while 1200 minutes will cost you $45 per month. There is an unlimited minutes option, too, which is $55 per month. All three come with a 2.5GB data allowance every month, and they provide you with LTE in areas where it’s supported.
Virgin uses Sprint’s LTE network, so all of its iPhones are CDMA variants.
Although the new iPhones are already on sale now, Virgin doesn’t appear to be accepting pre-orders for the device at this time. If you want one, then, you’ll have to act quickly next Tuesday when they go on sale.