Prepaid wireless plans continue to grow in popularity, and that trend is likely to continue as more of the best devices become available.
Leap Wireless subsidiary Cricket Communications said it will start selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 28, one week after AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers get their hands on the device. Cricket was one of the first prepaid providers to sell the iPhone 4S earlier this year – the first time that Apple made its iconic smartphone available to prepaid companies.
Since it's not subsidized, it'll set you back more than you would pay with the major carriers, but the data plans are unlimited and less expensive. Cricket sells the 16GB 4S for $500.
The prepaid company has not yet announced how much it will charge for the iPhone 5, but it's likely that it will be the same.