Virgin Mobile to Sell Android Smartphones until End of 2018

Few months earlier, when Virgin Mobile announced that the company will become an iPhone-only carrier, understandably, a lot of customers of Android smartphone weren’t happy about the upcoming changes. As a result, the company has revealed new details on the upcoming change as it recently completed a deal with Boost Mobile which will see the company selling Android devices until end of next year.

In case you didn’t know, Virgin Mobile is a prepaid carrier on the Sprint Network and currently sells both iPhone and Android smartphones. However, earlier this summer, the company introduced its $1 promotion and decided to ditch Android devices in order to offer only iPhones. As a result, customers were facing a dilemma of choosing between their smartphone and carrier. However, if you go to the company’s US website at the moment, you will see different Android devices including Galaxy S8, the Galaxy J7 Perx, Moto E, LG Stylo 3, LG Tribute HD, ZTE Max XL, Galaxy S7, and 3rd-gen Moto G for sale.

Following several reports, a Virgin Mobile spokesperson told FierceWireless that the existing users of the company won’t face any problem as a recent deal with Boost Mobile means users will have ability to upgrade their phones in future without any issue. The statement read, “To that end, we are currently working with our sister company Boost Mobile to provide competitive plans as an option for Virgin Mobile Android customers who want to purchase a new phone after we no longer sell them in the fall of 2018. As soon as we finish working with Boost Mobile on these new options made specifically for Virgin Mobile Android customers, we will provide an update to them.”

As e-SIM is set become popular in the coming years with manufacturers, we will have to wait to see if this change by Virgin media will have any negative effect on the consumer base.

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