Can I use a used Sprint or unlocked iPhone with Virgin Mobile? What about when the iPhone 5 comes out in the next few weeks, can that be used on Virgin Mobile? Thanks.
Pathetically slow Sprint's abysmal 3G network
Unfortunately nope, only Virgin Mobile iPhones can be used.
I read that your stuck on 2g ,but I never really looked into it, my son has a iphone his uncle gave him that he wants to use
On my evo I pull between 10-14 Mbps lowest I think was 8Mbps, its the only reason I stuck with vm
And the 3g is actually much improved ,my sons using my optimus v and getting around 1Mbps
Why do people want lte again? there is far far less lte coverage then wiimax and phones generally tend not to support both.
Because it's a) the supreme form of 4 g. b) they've been brainwashed into thinking its the supreme form of 4g...
And they continue..."b) they've been brainwashed into thinking its the supreme form of 4g..."
When the iPhone 5 debuts there is a good probability that it will be available to Virgin Mobile.
Expect pricing to match that of the Unlocked GSM versions.
Re: "How is there a good probability ?"
If, as everyone like to assume, Apple is the demanding company with strict protocols (with respect to their brand and products), what would make you think they would delay the availability of any of their products on any carrier? It's obvious some carriers do not have the product for whatever reason, but the carriers that do sell the iPhone, sell the complete Network Compatible Product Line. In the case of Virgin Mobile USA, if Apple or Sprint intended to somehow "Limit" the availability of any iPhone, they would have started to sell only the iPhone 4 and then "Delayed" the availability of the 4S until the iPhone 5 was introduced. That did not occur. Instead Sprint provides the Virgin Mobile CDMA iPhone 4 and 4S at Unlocked GSM prices. Unlocked GSM iPhones are always available for consumers to purchase at the time each version/generation is launched. The same can be expected of Virgin Mobile's CDMA iPhones since there is no subsidy attached and Virgin Mobile subscribers are paying Retail prices for the devices.
please share a source. While I do agree with your opinion regarding the $35/mo service option. Virgin Mobile can simply introduce a new rate for LTE capable devices much like they did for the current iPhones with the $5 Discount when selecting the Auto Pay option. The current Beyond Talk rate plans have been available for quite some time now, Virgin Mobile has rarely maintained their monthly rate structure in place for as long as they have with the current Beyond Talk plans. They are overdue for a modification/introduction of new service plans and options. Perhaps the new service plans and options will include an LTE component that will satisfy your need to see a premium LTE rate/price structure.
Substantial service differences exist between PrePaid Virgin Mobile and Sprint Contract/Post-Paid service.
How is the $55 Unlimited VM service "not fair ?" as you claim vs Sprint Post Paid?