There is a rumor floating around today that surfaced conspicuously/immediately after the Cricket pre-paid phone was announced. If Cricket got the iPhone, it would make sense that Boost could also get the iPhone. Even we said:
Sprint, which carries the iPhone, and owns two big prepaid networks in Virgin and Boost Mobile, will likely have an iPhone prepaid offering in the coming months too.
Both Boost and Virgin use the same CDMA as Cricket, so it is not a technology barrier by any means.
However, according to our sources, Boost getting the iPhone this September is purely fiction.
We’re not sure if Boost isn’t getting it at all, or perhaps the timing is off, or perhaps Sprint’s more premium Pre-Paid service, Virgin, is getting the iPhone.
Update: Looks like it is Virgin.
- iPhone goes prepaid in the US on Cricket starting June 22nd (9to5mac.com)
- Source: No iPhone 4S on Boost Mobile in September (9to5mac.com)
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