Cricket Communications, Inc. started offering prepaid Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. They go on sale on June 22nd giving iPhone 4 a price tag of $399.99 and iPhone 4S $499.99. So far, Cricket is the first company to offer these popular devices pre-paid or no contract involved.
Cricket announced its plan on May 31st through an official press release where it was warmly welcomed by customers who wish to have an iPhone for their new gadget but don’t want to get bound by contracts offered by other telcos in the US.
Both the iPhone 4 and 4S are available under the company’s unlimited call, text and data usage. While you might think “unlimited” means “no limits”, you need to abide with the fair usage policies in the US; meaning your data usage may still be capped in fairness to other users under the same network. Under Cricket’s network, prepaid customers should not exceed 2.3GB of data usage per month.
iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are now being offered at Cricket-owned stores and select dealers distributed to nearly 60 markets. For people who may want to eliminate the hassles of going to stores, they can order online through Cricket’s official website or call 800-853-7682.
The company promises its customers easy-to-understand pricing packages without hidden service fees or even overage charges.
Apple also lauds Cricket’s efforts in bringing its devices to a wider audience inside the US. Natalie Harrison, Apple’s representative, said, “By making iPhone available on pre-paid plans through Cricket Wireless, we are making the best smartphone more accessible to an even broader market in the US.”
Ever since the first iPhone was released in the US, many people wished they could get a unit for themselves without having to pay monthly obligation for their monthly data, call and text usage. It took several years to be realized but, at least, it’s here now.
Clearly, many people will enjoy this new offering from the subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. While the company hasn’t reported the initial reports when it opened its stores to sell iPhones yesterday, we have reason to believe it will garner positive results.
[sources: Engadget, The Loop]
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