Virgin Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Sprint, has struck a deal with Apple as part of a broader revamp of its business that will see it ditch Android phones in the coming years and become what it claims is the first iPhone-only network. Branson, wearing an Apple Watch on his left wrist and traditional watch on the other, told Reuters in an interview that he sees similarities between the Apple and Virgin brands because both advocate for human rights and other social causes.
The Reuters report adds that " Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker's since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday. Virgin Mobile USA will first be offered in Apple's stores then online. Apple currently offers AT&T , Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, the last of which was added in 2013.
Under the deal with Apple, customers who buy a new or refurbished iPhone from Virgin or Apple will get up to one year of service for $1 a month, with service costing $50 per month after that. The refurbished phones will come with an Apple warranty." For more read the full report.
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