Would you go prepaid for the same phone? Virgin Mobile will start selling the iPhone on June 29, charging $549 for a basic model. The high price of the phone comes with an upside: service will start at $30 per month. That means the phone, plus two years of service, will cost $1,269, excluding taxes.
That’s nearly $800 less than a subscriber would pay for the same phone, an iPhone 4 with 8 gigabytes of memory, if buying it under the Sprint Nextel Corp. brand. Sprint charges $100 for the phone and $80 per month for service, excluding taxes.
The idea is going to blow over big with the general population especially the people who can’t get credit or a new phone service. Geesh!
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