(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The iPhone 5 will have prepaid availability via Cricket Communications, LEAP Wireless announced on Thursday, one day after Apple rolled out the highly anticipated device in San Francisco, California.
The offering itself will become available September 28th. Cricket acts as a subsidiary of LEAP.
While big news for the prepaid market, the move isn’t totally unexpected. Earlier this year in May, LEAP signaled it would begin offering the older versions of the iPhone through a variety of service plans. At the time, Leap Wireless International CEO Doug Hutcheson stated, “Our customers want the best products available and we are excited to bring iPhone to our pre-paid consumers with an industry leading $55 per-month service plan.”
However, as of now, it remains unknown how pricing plans will differ due to the new device’s availability. The iPhone 5 is notable for introducing a number of changes to Apple’s popular smartphone line. New features include an increased screen size of 4 inches, 4GLTE and a lighter weight.