iPhone is now pre-paid on Cricket Wireless

People everywhere have been wanting to get their hands on the iPhone. When Apple first came out with its name brand electronics, the products it produced were often seen as luxury for the wealthy. As time progressed, that idea began to change, especially as it became easier and more affordable to possess an iDevice. It seems that now it will be more affordable than ever.

We’re bringing you this story to let you know that Apple has partnered with mobile mogul, Cricket Wireless, to offer the iPhone 4 and 4S on pre-paid plans. This is a big step in the mobile industry because it allows the iPhone to be seen as a budget friendly device, when even last year that wasn’t the case. The one downside to this is that you do have to pay an unsubsidized rate for the device. An 8GB iPhone 4 is $399.99 and a 16GB iPhone 4S is $499.99, but you will get unlimited talk, text, and data for only $55 dollars a month.

Cricket had the following to say in its press release:

“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…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.”

This is extremely exciting because more people will finally be able to get their hands on an iPhone, plus they won’t be tied to a contract. I remember when you would only get flip phones and basic messaging phones on pre-paid networks, so this definitely represents a milestone in the mobile industry.

What do you guys think about this news? Have you been holding out in the hopes the iPhone would go pre-paid? Let us know down below in the comments

 

Via: Cricket Wireless 

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  • BrandonMoore

    yea but they have to pay way more than most for it i dont think it woud be worth it just to have the iphone on pre paid to pay almost half the retail for it. come on 399.99 that 400.00 when they can suck it up get the two year contract and pay half that and for the iphone 4 its 49.99 at best buy.. with new 2 year i would do that than shell out 4-500.00 plus most ppl like to bitch about the price of the phone on pre paid.

  • samichaels96

    At least they won’t gave to buy an iPhone for $400-$800 and have to pay an additional $50-$100 to have it flashed to Cricket. I knew that once the iPhone started coming to the smaller companies that it would only be a matter of time for it to come to Cricket.