Cricket Wireless to Roll Out Groundbreaking Prepaid iPhone Next Month

Here’s a first in mobile worth reporting. On June 22nd, Cricket Wireless will launch the first prepaid iPhone in the U.S.

“Our customers want the best products available and we are excited to bring iPhone to our pre-paid consumers with an industry leading $55 per-month service plan,” said Doug Hutcheson, president and chief executive officer at Leap Wireless International, Inc. “Launching iPhone is a major milestone for us and we are proud to offer iPhone customers attractive nationwide coverage, a robust 3G data network and a value-packed, no-contract plan.”

Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available in Cricket company-owned stores and select dealers in nearly 60 markets as well as through the carrier’s online store.

iPhone 4S (no contract) will be available for $499.99 for the 16GB model and iPhone 4 (no contract) will be available for $399.99.

Cricket’s service plans feature all-inclusive pricing, which means that customers won’t see a bill that fluctuates based upon monthly usage. The unlimited $55 plan includes talk, text and data.

Preorders for the device from Cricket will commence June 15th.