Virgin Mobile now offers the Apple iPhone 5 16GB Smartphone
in Black or White for $549.99
with free shipping
. That's tied with our June mention as the best price we've seen for a new no-contract iPhone 5 on any network. It features an Apple A6 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, 1080p video capture, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. The basic plan includes unlimited texting and data and 300 voice minutes, while upgraded plans feature more minutes.
Switching from another network provider? You'll receive a $70 account bonus for free when you choose "I want to switch my number from another company to Virgin Mobile" during activation.