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  • Just How Much is The iPhone Costing Cricket?

    Earlier today, MMi reported that Cricket will become the nation's first prepaid wireless carrier to offer the iPhone on June 22nd with an unlimited plan costing $55-per-month.

    But with all the talk of Apple charging carrier partners a huge subsidy for the device, will the deal for Cricket be profitable? Analyst Brian Marshall of ISI Group believes that Leap - Cricket's parent company - will pay Apple a $150 subsidy per iPhone.

    Traditional carriers are thought to be paying roughly $200 in subsidy expenses for every iPhone. So Cricket could make out like a bandit in the long run, assuming the value-driven carrier sells a lot of devices.

    According to details published this morning, Cricket will sell the 16-GB iPhone 4S for $500 without a contract. The 8-GB iPhone 4 will cost $400. The unlimited $55 talk, text and data plan applies to both devices.

    Preorders for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S from Cricket will begin June 15th.

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Just How Much is The iPhone Costing Cricket? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The 16Gb is $649 unlocked from Apple
      I pay 10/month for 250 minutes (more than enough for me) unlimited texts and unlimited internet (similar type of cap, but throttled over a limit not cut off) - Don't you have anything similar in the USA?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by n0id View Post
      found it, on their site at the bottom "Terms and conditions of service">"DATA" last sentence "We reserve the right to deny or terminate service without notice for any misuse or any use that adversely affects network performance." so if you go over a little more than 2-3GB your service will be cut off til next bill cycle, so they have a cap their not telling.. I've been through the same BS with h2o. These prepaid companies need to stop advertising unlimited everything plans.
      Exactly, same with Straight Talk, they advertise unlimited but if you go over 2-5GB not sure which one they will cut off your data and you have to call them and they go threw some spew and turn it back on and if you do it again they cut you off for good. I'm not sure if Boost does that since I think they run off sprint.