Virgin Mobile no iPhone

Virgin Mobile appears to be getting out of the iPhone business as the handset is no longer available through the carrier’s online store nor can any iPhone model be found using the search function, Zac Hall of 9to5Mac reported Friday.

Although the company provided no explanation for the move, the writing has been on the wall ever since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released last fall, with Virgin offering limited-to-no iPhone stock and treating would-be shoppers to an “out of stock” message.

For what it’s worth, Virign said at the time it had no plans to carry the new iPhones. “Specifically, the prepaid carrier went head first into the holiday season without any iPhone inventory for shoppers,” Hall observed.

As of now, Virgin’s iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s models are unavailable online.

In the United States, Virgin Mobile is a prepaid carrier wholly owned by Sprint Corporation. The company became the iPhone reseller by landing the iPhone 5 on June 28, 2013, its second device taking advantage of Sprint’s LTE network.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Dabble

    The main reason why Virgin is not selling iPhones anymore is because the new unlocking device law.. It’s kinda funny to see all these shady companies pull this crap.. Now they will be force to unlock these hot selling devices and risk loosing subscribers to better networks/plans.. It’s better not to sell it

    Virgin iPhones are Bricks” u buy one / can’t use it anywhere else, good luck selling it..

    • Jerry

      So this is why sprint does this! They have no other excuse because the verizon phones come fully gsm unlocked

    • A’s Network

      I also believe its because the new MVNO BYOD policy that Sprint finally allowed. Before Sprint had weird restrictions on what device you can activate but now they’ve allowed even Virgin devices to be activated on any MVNO in a BYOD program. Because of this, VM may just not want to sell them anymore.

  • SoylentGreen

    Worst isp in the UK, when it’s working it’s good, but more often than not it’s not working good, also there rubbish so called “super-hub” sufferers extensively from buffer bloat

  • Rares

    How do you call a nun in a wheelchair? Virgin Mobile.

  • Dante Arellano

    Fuckk sprint and sub’s i one ime had one thire service is bad as fuckk even can check my email fuckk the data spedd was 1mb for hr was unlimited plant for $100 two years of contract 350 penality for cancel plan early fuvkk them fuckk them

  • I work at a Cellphone store and Virgin Mobile is going out of Bussiness in a year or 2. We got a memo from our Sprint Rep.