Virgin Mobile is a Sprint MVNO which decided to only offer iPhones to new customers a couple of months ago or so as part of its new business strategy. Members of Virgin’s Inner Circle (which offers perks on the carrier and Virgin’s airline) and new customers can begin placing their pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting on September 22.
Yeah, Virgin Mobile is a bit late to the party, but hey, better late than never. Pre-ordered devices will begin shipping on September 29. Oh yeah, and those part of Virgin’s Inner Circle can get a free year of unlimited service (soft-capped at 23GB per month) for $1 (not a typo), just pay taxes and fees for service every month, which come out to a few dollars per month for the first 12 months. A standard rate of $50 per month applies after the promotion.
For those Virgin customers waiting for an iPhone X, pre-orders will be opening on October 27, though a ship date was not mentioned.
In order to take advantage of the $1 promotion, you must be a new Inner Circle customer and pre-order a new iPhone by September 28. The promotion also requires that you port-in your phone number and sign up for AutoPay.