Cricket to Launch First Prepaid iPhone in U.S. on June 22nd
In less than one month, the first prepaid iPhone in the U.S. will become available.
On Thursday, Cricket Wireless confirmed that it will become the nation's first prepaid wireless carrier to serve up the iPhone. Beginning June 22nd, the touchscreen Apple smartphone will be launched with an unlimited plan costing $55-per-month.
As of this writing, plans call for Cricket to sell the 16-GB iPhone 4S for $500 without a contract. The 8-GB iPhone 4, on the other hand, will cost $400. The unlimited $55 talk, text and data plan applies to both devices.
"Our customers want the best products available and we are excited to bring iPhone to our pre-paid consumers with an industry leading $55 per-month service plan," said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer with Leap Wireless International. "Launching iPhone is a major milestone for us and we are proud to offer iPhone customers attractive nationwide coverage, a robust 3G data network and a value-packed, no-contract plan."
Cricket says that pre-sales will begin online June 15th. But with Cricket's network covering only about 90 million Americans, not everyone will have immediate access to this opportunity.
, CNN Money