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Virgin Mobile's crazy $1-a-year iPhone plan comes with a vacationThe prepaid carrier is only selling iPhones now, and offering a year of unlimited service for $1. Not good enough? It comes with a free flight and hotel stay.
Need a cheap mobile plan? Need an iPhone? Need a vacation? Well, Virgin Mobile is here for you. The prepaid mobile carrier is selling one year of unlimited service for just $1. That is, if you buy an iPhone, and only an iPhone. Because Virgin Mobile announced it is only going to sell iPhones from now on And as for that vacation that year of service now comes with a free companion plane ticket on a round trip flight to the UK on Virgin Atlantic, a one night stay at a Virgin hotel, along with other discounts on Virgin related flights, products and events. That's right the film company is offering travel and accommodations. And practically free unlimited talk and data. Just to get your business. The Cheap year of service is a promotion that ends in July but after that new and existing customers can still get half a year of service for one dollar just as long as customers buy an Iphone. By Virgin Mobile going all in on the Iphone the carrier is targeting a wealthier customer than competitors. Virgin will also sell used iPhones and the cheapest will be priced at $200. Some retail partners. Will keep selling Android phones due to their existing agreements, but that's gonna be phased out. This move also gets Virgin Mobile inside Apple. It's the first time a prepaid carrier has been a choice inside of Apple's retail store. Now to get the one dollar a year service deal, you have to buy an iPhone from an Apple or through Virgin's website. After the first year is up unlimited service is gonna cost $50 a month. But after two years if a customer wants to buy another iPhone they can snag another half a year of service for a dollar. It's a great time to be a wireless customer because carriers are making crazy offers to win your business. Virgin is owned by Sprint and last week Sprint launched a promotion for June giving new customers a free year of unlimited data service. But the deal is only offered online. I'm Bridget Curry, for more details, head to CNET.com.