Well well well, just add another tablespoon of Morton’s to the palette of iPhone users out there who hate when “their” phone or ”their” phone services end up teaming up with yet another entity to bring iOS to all.
Cricket wireless, a pre-paid cell phone company owned by Leap, has announced that they will begin selling the 16gb iPhone 4S on June 22nd for $500. They will also sell the older iPhone 4 of the same storage capacity for $400 to those who don’t need an “S” on their cell’s chest.
Cricket’s iPhone will be available contract-free for $55 a month–saving users anywhere from $15-$25 per month versus existing iPhone carriers–with unlimited talk and text. They will also offer “unlimited” data. Why the air -quotes? Because the company will throw up the yellow light to start slowing speeds down after a user reaches 2.3 GB in a billing cycle.
No, it’s not the same iPhone you will get on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint…but do you think that’s going to stop those in “less fortunate” credit situations from going out and dropping next months rent on one? [Pops from Friday] “N-O!”
For the full story on the iPhone 4S on Cricket, head over to CNN Money.