Vrgin Mobile (iPhone 5s discount)

Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, has discounted contract-free iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to just $385 and $315, respectively, representing significant savings over Apple’s respective asking prices of $649 and $549 for the entry-level models with sixteen gigabytes of storage.

If you do the math quickly in your head, that’s $264 off the iPhone 5s and $234 off the iPhone 5c. You’ll need to sign up for one of Virgin’s unlimited data plans starting at $35 per month ($30 if you choose to auto-pay by PayPal or your credit/debit car).

These deals are web exclusives and valid for a limited time only…

As noted by Seth Weintraub, the discounted contract-free iPhone 5c is available in all colors and now starts at $315 for the 16GB model, or $385 for the 32GB variant.


Virgin’s contract-free iPhone 5s is available in Gold, White and Space Grey and fetches $385 for the entry-level 16GB model, $455 for the 32GB iPhone 5s and $525 for the flagship 64GB model.

That’s a nice 30 percent discount on Apple’s $649/$749/$849 price points for the 16/32/64GB iPhone 5s right there. These are probably the lowest prices for the contract-free iPhone 5s/5c right now.

One thing to keep in mind: both iPhones come locked to Sprint’s 3G/4G network that Virgin Mobile uses.

However, places like Chronic Unlocks will unlock your Virgin iPhone for use with any carrier for about $130, “giving you a new, unlocked iPhone 5s for just over $500,” as the author notes.

  • Leonard Wong

    That’s is really cheap for an iPhone

    • Antzboogie

      Heres a tip buy the phone from Virgin Mobile pay the one month stay with them for that month. Then switch over to T-Mobile or to another carrier when you get the phone for way cheaper.

      • Chris Hannan

        It’s locked, so you can’t use it with any other network besides Virgin Mobile.

      • Antzboogie

        I heard theres a special sim card you can get if your jailbroken. I think its called a Turbo sim. Which I might be trying soon.plus I heard their coming out with one you dont even need to be jailbroken.

      • rockdude094

        Ive done that and its a waste of money. Just call virgin and pay $50 and unlock it.

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        Did you do that and does that work? I don’t think Sprint and their prepaid sellers allow iPhone 5 5S/C to be unlocked.

      • Virgin does not unlock their phones though.

      • Any luck with that turbosim thing?

  • Eni

    so, it’s still on contract

    • Rowan09

      No they don’t do contracts for Virgin Mobile.

      • Eni

        what’s this means then?

        You’ll need to sign up for one of Virgin’s unlimited data plans starting at $35 per month ($30 if you choose to auto-pay by PayPal or your credit/debit car).

      • Andrew Roth

        On Verizon you would have to pay the bill every month even if you don’t ever use it. If you’re late you get fined. You can’t switch phones or carriers as long as you’re under contract. With Virgin there is not a contact. You can leave them, or choose a different phone, anytime you want.

      • Eni

        so i live in europe, can use it here? and what are the conditions to buy it, do you have to pay anything else other the phone? becose i have relatives in there that can buy it for me, but if they have to pay anything else it beter to buy it from apple itself

      • Rowan09

        Prepaid companies charge you for the bill at the beginning of the month. Post paid like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint charges you at the end of the month. The article is just giving you the plans available on Virgin mobile and if you set up auto-pay they give you a $5 discount each month.

  • fernando

    so instead of using the plan i can unlock it ?

    • Rowan09

      According to the article.

      • Guest

        so when i receive my phone i dont have to pay for the plan just use the unlock system?

      • Rowan09

        Virgin mobile is a prepaid type carrier working under Sprint. Since it’s a web only deal, I would assume you’ll need to pay at least 1 months bill.

      • Antzboogie

        Unlock with a Turbo Sim Card just some advice 🙂

  • n0ahcruz3

    Cheap but locked in order for it to unlock u have to go pay $130. -.- anyway its still cheap compared to buying it unlocked from apple store.

  • blastingbigairs

    Great deal wow!!!