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iPhone 5 headed to Cricket, to launch on September 28

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2012, 07:57 posted on

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint won't be the only U.S. carriers that you'll be able to get an iPhone 5 from. Cricket just announced that it is hopping on the bandwagon too and will be offering the iPhone 5 starting September 28, which is a week after the smartphone is scheduled to launch via the big boys...

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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:02 1

1. Cha7520 (Posts: 210; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


$499??? Who the hell has that type of money? I know people on pre-pay Cricket surely don't! LOL

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:29 1

2. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I know your feels bro, but you have to think of the type of money they are saving every two years as to what some on Verizon or AT&T pays for service.

Buying the phone at $399 or even $499, they still make out better than people like me on Verizon, in the matter of 4-5 months on buying the phone at $199, and paying $100+ a month...

but anyways. Galaxy Nexus FTW... :P iPhone is cool too though... lol

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:06 1

5. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Yeah but the level of phone service they get is comical. Cricket doesn't come close to providing quality service. Marginal service is about the best you will get on Cricket, even if you are in a major city.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 10:58

13. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


Most true, but if you were on Cricket then it's a good option.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:45

6. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Anyone know if you can just buy the iPhone from them at $499 and then quit their service? Would that not be an easy way to get a cheaper iPhone.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 14:38

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2317; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


considering cricket is no contract, you could.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:59 2

3. rkelly (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Yea I thought people went to prepaid to save money.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 13:20

9. EclipseGSX (limited) (Posts: 1587; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Like skymitch says below, over the 2 years you would normally be locked into a contract you will save. And you also have to option to quit without a massive ETF or having a device with a bad ESN if you refuse to pay

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:02 1

4. rkelly (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


Yes that make since, if you have $500.00 to put up front.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:29

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


This is why prepaid GSM will never catch on in the USA. Most people right now either don't have over $500 or don't want to spend over $500 to spend on a cell phone. While we'd get lower monthly prices, we'd still have to shell out a ton of money if we wanted the latest and greatest smartphones.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 12:45 1

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1060; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Wonder if it'll support Cricket's LTE network that is only available in one city. As for why/how someone would pay $500 for a phone on a pre-paid network, Crickets "unlimited" plan for the iPhone is $55 per month compared to Verizon & At&t's $120-$150 per month. Over 2yrs, on Cricket a person would pay $1320 (plus taxes and fees) but on Verizon & At&t they would be spending anywhere from $2880-$3600 (plus taxes and fees). That's a savings of $1560-$2280, so $500 up front might seem like a lot, but over time it would be saved.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 23:06

12. johnny9000 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


Cheap crappy service is still crap. If you save a lot of money but get horrible download speeds, what's the point?

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 14:39

11. downphoenix (Posts: 2317; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Im more interested to know if it will hit Virgin Mobile.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 15:42

14. ogtomasx (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


PEOPLE are so blind apple was great before i agree it was the best...!!!!! (WAS) open your eyes there taking your money and they are not enovating anything diffrent OMG you guys are stupid for real NEXT month there will be phones that will destroy the iphone new specs in every category 13 Mp camera, QUAD-CORE cpu, 1368x780 resolution stupid being dum by the end of next month your friends will make FUN of you because they already have a better phone.....iM just honest, wait till next month then decide.

posted on 15 Sep 2012, 15:42

15. ogtomasx (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


PEOPLE are so blind apple was great before i agree it was the best...!!!!! (WAS) open your eyes there taking your money and they are not enovating anything diffrent OMG you guys are stupid for real NEXT month there will be phones that will destroy the iphone new specs in every category 13 Mp camera, QUAD-CORE cpu, 1368x780 resolution stupid being dum by the end of next month your friends will make FUN of you because they already have a better phone.....iM just honest, wait till next month then decide.

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