C Spire Wireless, Cricket to offer iPhone 5 on September 28Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Got your eye on the iPhone 5, but you're not really feeling any of the three major U.S. carriers that'll offer it on September 21? If you're willing to wait a week later, you'll have a couple of other options. Both C Spire Wireless and Cricket have announced that they'll be offering the iPhone 5 starting September 28. However, neither carrier has offered any details on pricing.
C Spire and Cricket currently offer the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, but they both had to wait a while after the handset's initial launch (around a month for C Spire, while Cricket's just debuted in June) before they began offering their own models. It's good to see that they'll be getting the iPhone 5 much sooner, especially since the its arrival on Cricket will give the pre-paid crowd the opportunity to pick up Apple's new handset just a week after its launch on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. As usual, we'll update you with more details on these launches as we get 'em. You can find each carrier's press release at the C Spire and Cricket links below.