Cricket prepaid iPhone goes on sale

Jun 23, 2012
Cricket prepaid iPhone goes on sale

In what is no doubt an example of the first time this has ever been said - people were lining up outside Cricket mobile storefronts. That's because the company has just begun to sell its version of the iPhone 4S. What makes Cricket a very interesting player in the ever-expanding roster of iPhone service providers is that it lets users get their hands on the phone without hte need for a contract.

Of course, that means customers also don't qualify for the massive subsidies that tend to drop the upfront price down to as low as $200. For those with an inability or lack of desire to get a traditional carrier contract, the 16 GB iPhone 4S costs $500 out of pocket. The 8 GB one from Cricket will "only" set you back a cool $400. The plan is $55 per month for unlimited calling and teting.

Users can consume as much data as they want, but after hitting a limiting 2.3 GB, speeds will start to markedly slow down. Of course this is a huge deal for Apple, but the real winner here is Cricket. The number of iPhone customers won't swell too much on a comparative basis, but Cricket's user base is bound to skyrocket. The iPhone just continues to add new carrier partners.

[via Cnet]

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