The world’s most popular smartphone is now available as a prepaid handset on Virgin Mobile. The 8GB iPhone 4 is being offered for $549, while the newer 16GB Phone 4S costs $649 with no contract. Both handsets are eligible for Virgin Mobile’s unlimited data and messaging plans that start as low as $35 per month. Apple’s smartphone is available through Virgin Mobile’s website, RadioShack, Best Buy and select local retailers. Regional carrier Cricket, owned by Leap Wireless, was the first carrier to offer a prepaid iPhone in the United States. The company is charging users $399.99 for the 8GB iPhone 4 and $499.99 for the 16GB iPhone 4S, besting Virgin Mobile’s hardware pricing by $150.

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Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.