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How does virgin mobile price their handsets, they seem very high.

I have just taken out a new mobile contract with virgin, and when I have had the docs through to sign, I noticed the price they charge for the handset interest free, which for an iPhone 6 Plus 64gb is 816 over 24 months, didn't pay much attention until I looked on the apple website and saw the price of them brand new and there 619, that nearly 200 pound above the price from Apple, do Virgin just hike the phone prices to make money, in two minds know wether to cancel. Any ideas. 

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That seems a lot. Just checked the Galaxy S7 and that is around £30 more than most places are charging, but nearly £200 surely isn't right

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When it arrives, I may just send it back, unless they have made a mistake, I don't mind them making some money but 200 per handset equates to daylight robbery the more I think about it. 

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Just a pointer,

The £619 priced from Apple is the 16g model, £699 for the 64g model (paid outright)

Split over 24 months there is not a lot between the two prices.
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Re: How does virgin mobile price their handsets, they seem very high.

Phone Apple and see if they will split the cost over 24 months.

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Gorf wrote:

Phone Apple and see if they will split the cost over 24 months.


After interest it's about £806, so slightly cheaper than Virgin.

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Re: How does virgin mobile price their handsets, they seem very high.

If you check the website, 619 is the cost of the iPhone 6 plus, the 6 s plus is 699, both 64g models. and also there is no interest to pay, it's an interest free phone, which means virgin are just adding 200 pound onto a handset. I also meant buying from apple out right, not over a fixed period of time, as if I paid a lump sum to virgin, it would cost 819 , whereas if I paid a lump sum to apple it would be 619. Seems very expensive that's all.

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Re: How does virgin mobile price their handsets, they seem very high.

Your right there. £619 lol
The 6 plus is not listed on the Virgin web site, that's what made me look at the 6s plus's.

If you've got the cash !!!
From Apple it should also be a fully unlocked handset.
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