Earlier this week, Telus dropped the price of the 8GB iPhone 3GS to $0 on a 3-year term. Now, Virgin Mobile has similarly discounted the 8GB iPhone 3GS to $9.99 on a 3-year voice and data agreement.
Purchased at a Virgin Mobile Store/Online
With both Telus and Virgin discounting the iPhone 3GS, it seems the carriers are really trying to move out their inventory!
If you are looking for a low priced iPhone 3GS and do not care much for theÂ iPhone 4, then check out the iPhone 3GS from Virgin Mobile:
- iPhone 3GS 8GB Black (on contract): $9.99 (was $49.99; $40 price drop)
- iPhone 3GS 8GB Black (without contract): $549.00 (locked to Virgin Mobile)
All new iPhone 3GS units already have iOS 4.0 or later preloaded, so the device is ready to go out of the box.
Purchased at an Apple Store
Users who purchase the 8GB iPhone 3GS outright (no contract) at $549 from an Apple Store will have the device unlocked. Users who purchase the 8GB iPhone 3GS on contract for $49 from an Apple Store will have the device locked to Virgin Mobile (just as if you bought the device at Virgin Mobile for $9.99). The $40 discount seems to be a Virgin Mobile store promotion at this time and does not apply to Apple Store purchases.
Customers purchasing at an Apple Store will receive a Virgin Mobile SIM card in-store when purchasing on contract, or will get to choose any carrier SIM card if purchased outright.