Have you ever wanted to purchase the iPhone 4S but didn't want to be stuck with a two year contract? You could pay over $600 for that privilege with one of the main carriers or, starting in a few weeks, you can do the same thing with a slightly cheaper version from Cricket Wireless.
The carrier has announced today that it plans to offer both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S on June 22nd. You will be able to purchase the iPhone 4 (8 GB) for $399.99, or you can get the iPhone 4S (16 GB) for $499.99.
Cricket Wireless is also giving those customers a no contract plan for both phones. For $55 a month, you can get unlimited talk and text. Technically you also get "unlimited" data on this plan but Cricket does have a "fair use" policy that puts a 2.3 GB cap on data use.
The wireless carrier's US coverage map does cover all 50 states; however, the company is smaller that Verizon, AT&T or Sprint so finding a dealer could be a bit harder. However, the fact that you will soon be able to get an iPhone 4S with no contract for over $100 less than what the three major wireless carriers have could be a very big selling point.
Source: Cricket Wireless