Cricket Wireless to Offer Apple’s iPhone With Prepaid Plan On June 22nd

Cricket Wireless has just announced that it will start offering Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 on its network from June 22nd.

Cricket Wireless will be the first carrier in the US to sell Apple’s iPhone with prepaid plans. 

However, the no-contract plans means that customers will have to pay a higher upfront cost for Apple’s iPhone. The 16GB iPhone 4S will cost $499 and 8GB iPhone 4 will cost $399 with $55 per-month, all-inclusive unlimited talk, text and data plan. Cricket Wireless will throttle the speed after 2.3GB of data usage per month.

Here’s an excerpt from Cricket’s press release:

Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., announced today that it will be the first pre-paid carrier in the US to offer iPhone to its customers. Beginning on Friday, June 22, Cricket will offer iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with its $55 per-month, all-inclusive unlimited talk, text and data plan. [..]

[..] “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, Leap Wireless International, Inc. “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.”  

The prepaid plan is available only to customers who have bought the iPhone from Cricket. Interested customers can provide their contact details on Cricket’s website.

Apple continues to expand the availability of the iPhone. Last month, six regional carriers started offering Apple’s iPhone, followed by three more regional carriers earlier in the month.

If you’re planning to buy Apple’s iPhone from Cricket then please let us know in the comments.

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  • JP32

    Virgin mobile is prepaid too and has the iPhone.

    • JP32

      Sorry, that was in Australia.

      • Jonny

        Why go Virgin?
        You’ll need to be able to find a service area to be able to use the included credit.

  • Troy

    While straight talk doesn’t offer the iphone, you can buy a gsm iphone, order the AT&T micro sim from straight talk, which in turn is a much better value than this. You can generally get a 4S off craigslist for 300-400, then straight talk is 45 a month or less if you buy in bigger blocks. And the service is AT&T so much better than Cricket.

  • Jays_on

    Poor Tmobile

  • Grecco

    Cricket service is a junk

  • Grime

    I’d rather pay the extra $150 and buy an unlocked GSM iphone and go with Straighttalk for $45 and have the ability to use on any GSM network as opposed to Cricket’s $55 a month plan and be stuck with them forever. Spending the extra money means you can jump ship if and when you find a better deal. Cricket would have to sweeten the deal by lowering the monthly plan rates or a less expensive subsidized iphone. If CDMA carriers started activating iphones from other carriers I’d might consider it, but until then I’ll think I’ll pass.

  • Fauji

    is the cricket 4S going to be unlocked? or more like a Verizon 4S that can only be unlocked for use overseas..

  • Nice