Cricket has announced today that it will among the prepaid carriers to offer the iPhone 5. The device is set to launch on the pay-as-youo-go network on September 28th, one week after the official release on the major US post-paid carriers, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. You’ll remember that earlier this year, Cricket became the first prepaid carrier to off the iPhone in the States when the 4S launched on the network a few months back. The trend is continuing as all its competitors are yet to announce anything officially.
Sadly, there’s no information on pricing or pre-ordering options yet. But, when the 4S launched earlier in the year, it cost $500 up front for the 16GB version, so we can probably expect the same this time around. If you pay $55 per month you’ll get unlimited (with fair use policy in place) talk, text and data. The advantage of this over any other carrier? No 2-year tie-in. Save the money you would spend per month on AT&T/Verizon, and buy the iPhone 5S/6 when it comes out next year.
For more information on pricing for the major carriers, hit this post.