For as long as the iPhone has been available, people in the U.S. have been clamoring for a prepaid version of it. That was never going to happen when AT&T held the iPhone monopoly. The company has to subsidise the cost of cheap phones to customers, and long-term contracts are a way to recoup that expense. Enter Cricket, a small U.S. carrier that will release the iPhone 4S to its network with unlimited data, voice and text for $55 a month.
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