Starting next month, Boost Mobile is offering iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, after years of rumors that the prepaid carrier would offer the iPhone. Boost Mobile, which uses Sprint's network, just announced that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s and its new cousin, iPhone 5c, will be available beginning Friday, Nov 8, according to a Oct 21 report in c/net.
This means that Apple's smartphones will be available for the first time at Boost Mobile on the same day they are launched for the first time on U.S. Cellular, the fifth largest wireless carrier in the United States. The other four large carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) starting offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c since their launch on Sept 20.
Virgin Mobile, Sprint's other unit, began offering the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c last month.
When Apple releases a new iPhone, Apple usually supplies big-box retailers like Walmart first, along with national chains like Best Buy and Radio Shack, and national wireless carriers, like AT&T and Verizon. No-contract wireless services, like Boost Mobile, typically come next.
What's more, Boost Mobile will offer Apple's new smartphones with its “Shrinking Payments Plan”. These are unlimited voice, data and text no-contract plans that shrink by $5.00 a month—after every six months of on-time payments.
Customers can find Boost Mobile compatible iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets at Walmart, Radio Shack, Best Buy, Target and Sprint retail stores, among many other locations next month.