Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone on June 29

Virgin Mobile announced on Thursday that it will start offering Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S on its cell network starting Friday, June 29. Virgin Mobile will be the second carrier to offer a prepaid service plan in the U.S. for Apple’s combination iPod and smartphone.

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Virgin Mobile said it will let iPhone users sign up for its Beyond Talk plans with unlimited data and messaging, starting at US$30 with 300 voice minutes a month. For $40, subscribers get 1,200 voice minutes, and unlimited talk time each month for $50.

Like Cricket, Virgin Mobile has a “fair use” policy for its unlimited data plans. Virgin’s caps at 2.5GB of wireless data each month, while Cricket’s tops out at 2.3GB.

Virgin Mobile’s mobile hotspot plan costs an additional $15 a month.

Virgin will sell the iPhone without a contract for $549 for the 8GB iPhone 4, and $649 for the 16GB iPhone 4S.