OK so I've been a sim only customer for about 2 years now I think I've always prefered to buy my own phone and get a simple deal but my current phone is on its way out and just wondered is it possible to get a new phone but keep my sim only deal so just pay for the handset and continue my sim only payments? I've tried looking but can't see it any help would be appreciated.
Your over complicating it. Virgin Mobile want to sell you a contract SIM. If you choose to get a handset off them at the same time, it will be on a separate contract (loan) known as freestyle.
You can plump for a sim only contract or a PAYG SIM, but as for purchasing a handset up front- it would be cheaper and less hassle to just buy one from your supplier of choice- just make sure its unlocked.