I recently picked up an iPhone 5S on Virgin Mobile. Sprint (the backbone that Virgin Mobile rides on) has been expanding their LTE service around the country, including in my area (supposedly) and I wanted to see how the coverage was where I live and work.
For fun, I recorded the unboxing of the iPhone 5S. It’s identical to all the other iPhone 5S’s, but sometimes seeing the insides makes folks more comfortable buying the device, especially from a “discount” retailer like Virgin Mobile.
I also wanted to see if the Virgin Mobile iPhone 5S was actually shipping Factory Unlocked, so I go a TMobile SIM and popped it in. Sadly, as you’ll see in the video, the phone is locked and will only work on Sprint or Virgin Mobile.