Cricket Wireless has announced that it will be the first pre-paid carrier to offer the iPhone, which it will launch on Friday, June 22. According to the announcement, the carrier will offer both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with its $55 a month unlimited talk, text, and data plan. The 16GB model of the iPhone 4S will sell for $500 through the carrier, while the 8GB iPhone 4 will be priced at $400. “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 CEO of Leap Wireless, which owns Cricket. “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.”
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.