A day after Samsung announced that Sprint will start selling the Galaxy S III on June 21st, Sprint is once again at the headlines after a report saying that it will be offering prepaid iPhones in the US.
Though Sprint will be using its subsidiary, Virgin Mobile, to release their iPhone prepaid plans, this move will enable their subscribers, both potential and current, to have an iPhone without paying the hefty price tag of a wireless contract.
A few days ago, another telco, Leap Wireless, said that they are going to offer a prepaid plan for the iPhone. With a monthly fee of $55, this comes without a two year lock for the device. And by the way, Leap Wireless is a subsidiary of Cricket Wireless.
If Virgin Mobile pursues its plan to offer prepaid iPhones to consumers, they will be the second telecommunications company to do so.
The Leap Wireless $55 monthly prepaid plan for the iPhone is for the 8GB and 16GB models of the iPhones 4S. Under the prepaid plan, consumers can purchase the 8GB iPhone 4S at $399.99 and the 16GB model for $499.99.
The 16GB iPhone 4S is currently priced at $649.99 for major networks without bundling it with a plan.
Sprint or Cricket Wireless? The decision is up to you!