On Friday, June 22, Cricket Wireless will offer iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 with its $55 per-month, unlimited talk, text and data plan.
The unlimited data however is given a fair-usage policy of 2.3GB month which means after you use up the data, the data access will be throttled.
iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available in Cricket company-owned stores and select dealers in nearly 60 markets.
iPhone 4S will be available for $499.99 for the 16GB model and iPhone 4 will be available for $399.99. IHS iSuppli estimates that shows the iPhone 4S 16GB costs $188 in materials $8 in manufacturing costs totaling $196. Most of the profit is not made carriers but paid to Apple and its share holders.
Apple claims that iPhone 4S, is the most amazing iPhone with a dual-core A5 chip, new 8MP camera with 1080p HD resolution video recording, world phone support, two antenna, and Siri, voice commands. However a new model the iPhone 5 is expected to be coming out later this year.
The iPhone 4S integrates a five-lens camera module. The 4S camera module is an autofocus device with an 8-megapixel (MP) resolution, compared to 5MP in the iPhone 4 models. Like the iPhone 4, the 4S employs backside illumination (BSI) technology (see comparison of all iPhones).
Recent rumors suggest that the iPhone 3GS may be revived for global markets with a consumer price drop to between $200 and $250.
Cricket’s prepaid smartphone service plan includes:
|iPhone 4S 16GB||$499.99|
|iPhone 4 8GB||$399.99|
* Fair usage policy of 2.3GB per month.