Virgin Mobile unveils new iPhone pricing but there's no iPhone 5s stock at all

Virgin Mobile currently has no online stock of the new iPhone 5s

Virgin Mobile has announced Australian pricing and plan details for Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, but the telco currently has no online stock of any iPhone 5s model at launch.

Virgin Mobile will sell both the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on a total of six plans each, starting from a new entry level $30 plan, ranging up to a $140 per month plan that offers unlimited calls and 6GB of data.

However, Virgin Mobile currently has no stock available of any iPhone 5s model online, despite the phone only going on sale at 8am today. A message on the telco's Web site confirms the stock shortage.

"Unfortunately, the iPhone 5s 16GB Silver is currently out of stock but as they say, good things come to those who wait. We continue to receive additional stock deliveries and we encourage you to check back soon."

The out of stock message appears on every iPhone 5s model on Virgin's Web site, including 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants in all available colours.

While no stock of the iPhone 5s is available online, a Virgin Mobile spokesperson told GoodGearGuide the company still has stock available in selected stores, and encourages buyers to phone their particular store to check on the availability of specific iPhone models.

The iPhone 5s, as it currently appears on Virgin Mobile's Web site.
The iPhone 5s, as it currently appears on Virgin Mobile's Web site.

The iPhone 5c is available for order now online and stock is also available in Virgin Mobile stores.

The cheapest iPhone 5s 16GB model will cost $21 per month on Virgin Mobile's $30 plan, a total cost of $51 per month, while the cheapest iPhone 5c costs $16 per month on the same plan, a total cost of $46 per month.

Virgin Mobile customers will have to pay a monthly handset repayment on most plans barring the 16GB iPhone 5s and 5c on the $90 and $140 plans, the 32GB and 64GB variants of the iPhone 5s on the $140 plan, and the 32GB iPhone 5c variant on the $90 and $140 plans.

Below is a table of all Virgin Mobile plans available for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The colours represent the plan cost for the listed model where appropriate, and are as follows:

Green = entry level (cheapest) plan
Yellow = low plan
Blue = medium level plan
Orange = medium-high level plan
Black = large plan Red = high level (most expensive) plan

Virgin Mobile iPhone 5s plans

Model Monthly plan cost Monthly handset cost Total monthly cost Voice inclusion Data inclusion Total plan cost (24 months)
iPhone 5s 16GB $30 $21 $51 $200 200MB $1224
iPhone 5s 16GB $40 $17 $57 $450 500MB $1368
iPhone 5s 16GB $50 $13 $63 $500 1GB $1512
iPhone 5s 16GB $60 $9 $69 $700 1.5GB $1656
iPhone 5s 16GB $90 $0 $90 Unlimited 3GB $2160
iPhone 5s 16GB $140 $0 $140 Unlimited 6GB $3360
iPhone 5s 32GB $30 $26 $56 $200 200MB $1344
iPhone 5s 32GB $40 $22 $62 $450 500MB $1488
iPhone 5s 32GB $50 $18 $68 $500 1GB $1632
iPhone 5s 32GB $60 $14 $74 $700 1.5GB $1776
iPhone 5s 32GB $90 $8 $98 Unlimited 3GB $2352
iPhone 5s 32GB $140 $0 $140 Unlimited 6GB $3360
iPhone 5s 64GB $30 $32 $62 $200 200MB $1488
iPhone 5s 64GB $40 $28 $68 $450 500MB $1632
iPhone 5s 64GB $50 $24 $74 $500 1GB $1776
iPhone 5s 64GB $60 $20 $80 $700 1.5GB $1920
iPhone 5s 64GB $90 $10 $100 Unlimited 3GB $2400
iPhone 5s 64GB $140 $0 $140 Unlimited 6GB $3360

Virgin Mobile iPhone 5c plans

Model Monthly plan cost Monthly handset cost Total monthly cost Voice inclusion Data inclusion Total plan cost (24 months)
iPhone 5c 16GB $30 $16 $46 $200 200MB $1104
iPhone 5c 16GB $40 $12 $52 $450 500MB $1248
iPhone 5c 16GB $50 $8 $58 $500 1GB $1392
iPhone 5c 16GB $60 $4 $64 $700 1.5GB $1536
iPhone 5c 16GB $90 $0 $90 Unlimited 3GB $2160
iPhone 5c 16GB $140 $0 $140 Unlimited 6GB $3360
iPhone 5c 32GB $30 $21 $51 $200 200MB $1224
iPhone 5c 32GB $40 $17 $57 $450 500MB $1368
iPhone 5c 32GB $50 $13 $63 $500 1GB $1512
iPhone 5c 32GB $60 $9 $69 $700 1.5GB $1656
iPhone 5c 32GB $90 $0 $90 Unlimited 3GB $2160
iPhone 5c 32GB $140 $0 $140 Unlimited 6GB $3360

What do you think of Virgin Mobile's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c pricing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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