Yesterday, June 22, Cricket began selling both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in stores and through select dealers. Cricket, a subsidiary of Leap Wireless, offers both phones for its prepaid customers along with its $55 per month unlimited talk, text, and data plans.
An 8GB iPhone 4 will cost consumers $399.99, whereas, the 16GB iPhone 4S runs $499.99. Each model comes in black and white models and can be purchased online or in a store. Locating a store that has the model of your choice in stock may be a bit of a challenge as lines formed before stores opened yesterday. However, there were a couple of locations in the Nashville area that indicated phones were available. You may wish to call the store before heading out.
Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Leap, said in a May statement, "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."
While the phone does not have a contract and the data plans indicate unlimited, be aware of possible throttling and roaming charges. Cricket begins throttling around 2.3 GB of data used which slows down browsing. Cricket also still has roaming areas so if you travel or live off the beaten path, you may encounter roaming charges as well.
Be sure to ask questions and try the phone before you buy. If you are already a Cricket customer and fan, this is a great addition to your cell phone options
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