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Cricket To Offer Prepaid iPhone

Prepaid wireless company Cricket Communications will begin offering the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 later this month, the first time the phone has been offered by a prepaid carrier in the U.S.

The phones, which will cost for $499.99 and $399.99 respectively, will be available with Cricket’s $55 monthly, all-inclusive unlimited talk, text and data plans. The phones will be available in 60 markets on June 22.

"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,"  said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer, Leap Wireless International, Inc., in a statement.

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