Virgin Mobile Slashes 10% Off iPhone 5s & iPhone 5c In U.S.


Virgin Mobile has been competitive with its iPhone pricing ever since it came out of the gate, and that trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.

In the U.S., Virgin Mobile has reduced its unsubsidized iPhone prices by 10 percent in a time-limited, Web exclusive offer — meaning that you can pick up a 16gB iPhone 5s for $494.99: representing $154 less than the unsubsidized handset cost from Apple’s Online Store.

If you’re looking for the best unsubsidized prices for iPhone, Virgin’s prices are pretty hard to beat — with the iPhone 5s 32GB costing $584.99, the iPhone 5s 64GB costing $674.99, the iPhone 5c 16GB costing $404.99, and the iPhone 5c 32GB costing $494.99.

Virgin Mobile is additionally reducing the cost of the 8GB iPhone 4 by twenty percent — meaning that it can now be bought online for just $159.99.

While these numbers are certainly impressive, it’s also worth pointing that a number of carriers will likely start offering a range of competitive deals on iPhone 5s and 5c handsets as we get closer to the launch of the next-generation iPhone 6 models this September.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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