- Virgin Mobile iPhone 4 8GB No-Contract for $100 in-store
Apple iPhone 4 8GB with no contract commitment for $100 at a Radio Shack store.
It works with Virgin Mobile service, which goes for $30/mo (after $5/mo off) for 300 anytime minutes and unlimited text & data.
To get $5/mo off of Virgin Mobile, sign up for Auto Pay with a credit card.
- iPhone 4 8GB for $200 with $30/mo Sprint no-contract service
Virgin Mobile is selling the old iPhone 4 8GB in Black or in White for $200.
It is a contract-free phone, no 2-year agreement required when buying, and they offer service for $35/mo for 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited messaging and data.
If you use auto-pay with a credit card, the price drops to $30/mo.
The service uses Sprint's 3G network.
Normally, service for in-contract phones cost more.
According to the iPhone service plan page, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon charge at least $70/mo.
Compared to buying a new iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, or 5C, this old iPhone 4 would put you on $30/mo service (instead of Sprint's regular $70/mo plan), saving your about $40 per month (about $480 savings in one year), and you can cancel any time.
However, the iPhone 4 does not support the faster 4G/LTE service, so this deal is meant for someone who wants to save money and doesn't mind getting an older phone with slower service.
Additionally, Sprint does data bandwidth throttling on Virgin Mobile plans when exceeding 2.5GB of usage in a month, meaning your 3G service will be slower than a Sprint customer's 3G service if you use it a lot.
When throttled, your service will be limited to about 25% of normal, still fast enough to do audio streaming but not fast enough for live video and Youtube streaming.
If you are still interested, check
the coverage map by clicking "Data Coverage" and "Voice Coverage" checkmarks and enter your zipcode to see the 3G data and voice service in your area.