When it comes to smart phones, Google's Android system is far and away the most popular operating system and has the most variety of styles. Despite this fact, Virgin Mobile, a prepaid cell service powered by Sprint, is moving away from Androids completely. Beginning June 27, the carrier will only carry Apple's iPhone.
In an effort to entice would-be iPhone owners over to Sprint’s sub-brand, Virgin Mobile is offering customers 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and data for just $1. After the year is up, the plan will revert to the normal rate of $50 per month.
“There’s iPhone. And then there’s everything else,” Virgin said in a blog post. “At Virgin Mobile, we’re teaming with Apple to offer you nothing but the world’s most popular phone. Because life in the Inner Circle is about living big, expanding your horizons and pursuing your passions. And it starts with an iPhone you’ll adore.”
It was not too long ago that Virgin did not have a strong relationship, in fact in 2015 they stopped selling iPhone completely. The company just weren't selling enough to keep the phone in stock. They are hoping that this time will yield better results.
Although Virgin Mobile calls its plan unlimited, there are some caveats. If you go over 23GB a month, your data service may be “deprioritized.” Additionally, video streams will be capped at 480p, while roaming is capped at 800 minutes and 100MB of data.
You’ll have to sign up before July 31 in order to take advantage of the deal.