Prepaid iPhone Fever: When Will Boost Mobile Catch It?
Just yesterday, we learned of Cricket’s plans to begin offering the iPhone 4 and 4S on its prepaid network, giving Apple fans in the States an opportunity to save what could be some pretty substantial bank on their monthly service costs. This sounded like a great opportunity for customers, and an especially good fit for the iPhone, as Apple users are already used to paying a bit of premium for the company’s gear, making the higher upfront cost for off-contract phone hardware a little easier to bear. Cricket’s hardly the only prepaid game in town, though, so what about the other carriers? A new rumor tries to nail-down just when Boost Mobile could start offering iPhone service itself, as well as which models it would stock.
We’ve already seen signs that Boost was planning to carry the iPhone, but didn’t have much in the way of detail to share with you. Now what TechnoBuffalo calls a “trusted source” claims that Boost is planning to start offering the smartphone in early September. Supposedly, both the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 will be available, but it’s not yet clear if users will have a limited selection of storage capacities, like on Cricket.
It’s too early to say what effect the arrival of the iPhone might have on Boost’s service plans, but if the carrier’s bill-shrink feature continues to operate, Boost could easily become the most affordable option for iPhone service in the US.