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Even if the iPhone 8 does cost $1,000, this wireless deal is still worth it

Published Aug 23rd, 2017 9:12PM EDT
iPhone 8 Deals

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It’s no secret that Virgin Mobile loves the iPhone. It’s the only smartphone the carrier sells right now. But the company just revealed a great deal right in time for the iPhone 8’s arrival.

The carrier announced in a press release that any iPhone owner porting their number to Virgin Mobile will get 12 months of Unlimited Wireless for just $1. After your first year, you’ll revert back to the standard $50 Inner Circle plan, which will still get you unlimited everything.

But the best part is that if you plan to upgrade to a brand new iPhone, you’ll get an additional six months of service for just $1. You get 12 months of unlimited wireless service for $1 if you buy a brand new iPhone from Virgin.

On top of that, you’ll have to pay $25 for SIM cards, if you don’t get a free SIM by September 29th.

Virgin compares its unlimited offer to the competition, concluding that you might be saving $1,200 in cell phone bills every two years if you switch to its unlimited plan:

Compared to the two-year service or device contract arrangements forced on consumers by other mobile carriers, members of the Inner Circle would pay only $601 for two years of unlimited talk, text and high-speed data compared to $1,440, $1,680 or even $1,800 with other carriers. For some consumers, that’s a saving of nearly $1,200 over two years when you take advantage of the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile.

That’s a great deal for anyone eying the iPhone 8 this year, a phone that’s expected to be significantly more expensive than any new iPhone before. Rumors say the cheapest version will be priced at around $1,000, while the most expensive models may be more expensive than a new MacBook.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.