Cricket, a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, announced last Thursday that it will become the first US prepaid carrier to offer an iPhone starting in late June. Seems like, the ubiquitous iPhone has found a great way to extend its reach in the smartphone market again.
Cricket announced on May 31 that it will sell the phones online, at its stores, at select dealers and over the phone. iPhone 4S will be available for $499.99 (16GB model) and iPhone 4 will be available for $399.99. iPhone 4S will come with a $55 monthly no-contract plan of unlimited talking and texting and 2.3GB data. If the data limit is surpassed, Cricket will start throttling connection speeds. The sale will be starting from June 22. For further information, read the Press Release.
To be noted, though the Cricket iPhones will cost $200 more than their two-year contract counterparts at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, they are $150 cheaper than non-contract iPhones available at those carriers.
If you are interested to buy a prepaid iPhone, you can sign up to learn more about the device’s release by on Cricket’s website.