CDMA-compatible iPhone 5 may be headed for Virgin Mobile

Raymond Wong
BGR News
CDMA-compatible iPhone 5 may be headed for Virgin Mobile

Remember when the iPhone used to be on just one U.S. carrier? What a difference five years makes. The iPhone 5 is now on 16 U.S. carriers including prepaid companies such as Cricket. And there’s more good news on the way: It seems that prepaid customers holding out for the iPhone 5 on Virgin Mobile might not have to wait very long, as MacRumors has learned that Apple has “Virgin-specific CDMA iPhone 5 units lined up and ready to go.” 

Neither Apple (AAPL) or Virgin Mobile have announced any plans to sell the a prepaid iPhone 5 at this time. The model numbers discovered by MacRumors reveal the carrier will sell the iPhone 5 in all three capacities: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Virgin Mobile currently sells the 8GB iPhone 4 for $549.99 and the 16GB iPhone 4S for $649.99 with the lowest prepaid plan costing $30 per month for 300 minutes and unlimited messaging and data.


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