If you live in a market that offers Kroger’s iWireless service are you in for a treat. A flat $99.99 will get you a sporty Sanyo Zio or the old standby HTC Hero. For about 3000 pennies more, you can land an LG Optimus S.
The iWireless network is powered by Sprint and is available in many markets throughout the United States. The basic plan starts at $5 a month and includes 10¢ minutes and outgoing texting. Incoming texts are free. Stepping up to the $25 plan gets you 200 minutes, unlimited messages and 200MB of data. If you are one of those monster voice users, the $60 plan includes unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 2.5GB of data.
While these aren’t quite the snazzy hardware and minute deals that Virgin Mobile is offering at the moment, it’s still a heck of a deal. Plus with the bonus of shopping at Kroger store for free minutes, these actually can work out to be a great value.