Recently, both Virgin Mobile and Cricket announced that they will soon be offering prepaid versions of the iPhone. And even though you have to pay more for the phone, the total cost of ownership turns out to be a lot less than plans that are currently available from the major wireless carriers.
The WSJ recently published an article comparing iPhone plans with Virgin and Cricket, both prepaid plans, and Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. In terms of cost and data plans, Virgin and Cricket were the clear winners.
Here’s how the costs of each plan stack up:
The bigger question for me is how reliable is the voice and data coverage with Virgin or Cricket. If you’ve used either, please leave a comment letting us know if you are happy with the service.