Pre-paid set to explode?

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Hmmmm....
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/06/at-30month-virgin-mobile-beats-crickets-prepaid-iphone-plans/
    You still have to pay full price up front for the device (tho I suppose the market will be flooded when the next rev comes out...)
     
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    I'm glad to see the iPhone come to Virgin Mobile, but am still on the fence about going for it. Given the price of the phone, you wouldn't really experience a significant cost savings (compared to contract) until the second year. And by then the iPhone 4 might be looking a bit long in the tooth...
     
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    Performance on the Sprint network also concerns some people. One suggestion I read was to buy an unlocked phone from Apple at the same price Virgin is asking for, and go with one of AT&T's non-contract plans at $50. That would be comparable to getting the phone with Virgin and getting their $50 unlimited plan.
     
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    Wait, so people could theoretically cheap out on data services and actually expect to get full performance from them? :D
     
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    Price comparison via PCWorld

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1167151/comparing_the_cost_of_prepaid_and_post_paid_iphone_plans.html
     

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