Virgin Mobile Extends Inner Circle Plan to Current iPhone Users, Offering Unlimited Data at $1 For One Year
Virgin Mobile came up with an iPhone-only plan in June 2017, called the Inner Circle. The plan was for the customers purchasing an iPhone from Virgin and getting one-year of high-speed data, unlimited talk, and text for $1. After the one-year period, Inner Circle members pay $50 a month to continue the unlimited data plan. It also included receiving streaming video at 480p (DVD quality), music streaming up to 500 kbps, and cloud gaming at 2 Mbps. The speed was subject to throttling during high congestion.
Offer Extending to iPhone 5s and later models
Today, the carrier is extending this offer for other iPhone users, they just need to port their number to Virgin and activate the Inner Circle plan. The offer is limited to the Apple iPhone 5s or later models. The company claims that Inner Circle members will pay $601 over two-years for unlimited data in comparison to "$1,440, $1,680 or even $1,800 with other carriers."
Until September 29, interested users with a compatible iPhone can get the Virgin Mobile Inner Circle SIM2 Card Kit for free from VirginMobileUSA.com. After September 29, the same kit will cost $25.
In a statement, Dow Draper, CEO, Virgin Mobile, said:
This is an unprecedented opportunity to get an incredible deal on wireless for a limited time. Whether you bring your existing iPhone to Virgin Mobile or buy a new one, you’ll experience world-class service on our nationwide network. And it’s simple to join the Inner Circle because we eliminated the craziness of credit checks and contracts that our larger competitors require, so there’s no need to worry about long-term obligations or hidden charges.
It's worth noting that the existing Inner Circle members get free service (at $1) for additional six months whenever they upgrade to a new iPhone. To enjoy these benefits, Inner Circle members need to sign up for Auto Pay.
Currently, Virgin Mobile sells an array of iPhone models such as Apple iPhone SE (32GB) at $279, Apple iPhone 7 Plus (256GB) at $969, and other models such as Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6s Plus, and the Apple iPhone 6.