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IPhone 5 coming to Cricket, C Spire Sept. 28

September 13, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
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The iPhone 5 will be coming to Cricket Wireless and C Spire Wireless beginning Sept. 28.

The two smaller U.S. carriers announced Thursday that they too would sell the new smartphone, which Apple officially unveiled Wednesday.

Neither company has given more details besides a launch date, but it's safe to assume that Cricket, a prepaid carrier, will offer the iPhone 5 for more than $200 since it does not require customers to sign a service contract.

Cricket began carrying the iPhone 4S this summer, and it sold the phone starting at $499.99.

Apple on Wednesday announced that the phone would be available from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, with the 16 GB base model available for $199 with a two-year contract.

Virgin Mobile, another prepaid carrier, has yet to announce whether it will carry the new device, though it did begin selling the iPhone 4S around the same time as Cricket this summer.

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