The iPhone and Virgin Mobile break up

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The iPhone is no longer available for sale from Virgin Mobile. Photo: Virgin Mobile

The iPhone is no longer available for sale from Virgin Mobile. Photo: Virgin Mobile

If you want to switch over to Virgin Mobile from your existing network for its low prices, you’ll have to go Windows Phone or Android: Sprint’s pre-paid subsidiary seems to have stopped selling the iPhone.

Shortly after the iPhone 6 release, Virgin Mobile told consumers that it had no plans to offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so this was probably a long time coming. However, up until now, Virgin Mobile was at least still offering the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and even the iPhone 4S. Now, though, any attempt to go to Virgin Mobile’s dedicated iPhone page just reroutes you to a page full of the carrier’s other phones, where the iPhone no longer appears.

Virgin Mobile never sold a lot of iPhones. Although the iPhone launched on the nation’s biggest pre-paid carrier with a lot of fanfare, sales were disappointing from the get-go, with analysts describing the opening weekend’s sales as a big fizzle.

So it’s not really a big surprise that Virgin Mobile has stopped selling the iPhone. To be honest, once T-Mobile came around with its Uncarrier plans, the value proposition of spending $649 upfront to buy an unlocked iPhone to use on a pre-paid network with sort of crappy coverage started looking differently.

Via: Slashgear