Leap Wireless announced that its flat-rate brand, Cricket Wireless, will begin selling Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c beginning on Oct. 25. The company did not announce pricing details for either phone, though we suspect they’ll come with a relatively expensive upfront cost – likely the same cost consumers might pay at other carriers without a contract.
Cricket Wireless offers three smartphone data plans, including one that costs $50 per month and includes 2.5GB of data, a $60 monthly plan with 5GB of data and a $70 option with 10GB of data. It currently offers the iPhone 5 for $599.99 with those data plans, though it’s unclear if that model will be discounted or discontinued by Cricket entirely once the new models arrive.
Cricket Wireless is a regional carrier, so you won’t be able to buy the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c unless there’s existing coverage available. Also take note: its 4G LTE network is much smaller than the big four wireless carriers.