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iPhone 5 headed to Cricket, to launch on September 28

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iPhone 5 headed to Cricket, to launch on September 28
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.

As you might expect, the iPhone 5 will be available in a pay-as-you-go fashion, so a long term commitment will not be required. Sounds cool, but the rather steep price for the device itself is the trade-off that has to be considered. Pricing has not been announced yet, but it is speculated that a Cricket iPhone 5 with 16GB of storage will be priced at $499, just like what an iPhone 4S was priced at upon launching with the carrier. As far as the latter smartphone is concerned, Cricket will most likely continue offering it at a lower price, presumably around $399.

There is no iPhone 5 pre-order being mentioned in the press release, which leads us to believe that starting September 28, you'll have to visit a Cricket outlet in order to get a pre-paid iPhone 5. Alternatively, you might want to keep an eye on the carrier's web page for any iPhone 5 updates. 

source: Cricket via Engadget

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