Cricket Bringing iPhone 4, 4S To Prepaid Lineup


Pick up an on-contract iPhone in the US and you’re looking to pay, minimum, $60 a month for service, and that’s without SMS and only 300MB data. If you wanted unlimited service, voice, SMS, and data included, you’ll be paying Sprint about $110 a month, which quickly starts adding up. If you don’t mind shelling-out a little more up front, though, Cricket will soon offer the iPhone on its prepaid plans, bundling everything together for just $55 a month.

Now, to be fair, Cricket’s “unlimited” data isn’t quite that, with throttling past the 2.3GB “fair use” threshold. Even with that in mind, it’s a heck of a deal compared to what you’d pay for equivalent service from some of the big iPhone carriers – Verizon with unlimited voice, SMS, and with 2GB of data is $120 a month, more than Sprint’s full-on unlimited plan.

What about those higher out-of-pocket costs, though? Cricket has the 16GB iPhone 4S for about $500, or you can go with the 8GB iPhone 4 for just $400. Take the time to do the math for what a year of service will cost on other carriers, and you’ll probably see those prices in a much different light.

Cricket begins offering the iPhone on June 22.

Source: Cricket
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!