Hot Mobile Rumor: Virgin Mobile Launching iPhone Next Month

The iPhone is coming to Virgin Mobile.

That’s the biggest rumor in mobile today, as MarketWatch reports that Sprint will introduce the iPhone to its expanding Virgin Mobile network possibly as soon as July 1st.

This would make the iPhone a prepaid offering through Virgin Mobile just days after Cricket takes the iPhone into prepaid mobile territory for the first time in the United States on June 22nd.

“By offering the iPhone,” writes MarketWatch reporter Thomas Gryta, “Sprint may help satisfy its commitment to Apple to buy $15.5 billion of the phones over four years.”

In October, Sprint started selling the new iPhone on its network for the first time. Since then, Sprint has sold well over three million units, making it a hugely successful offering on the nation’s third largest mobile network.