Cricket to sell iPhone 5S, 5C starting Oct. 25

Potential customers can register online for information about availability from the prepaid carrier.

The 5S comes in three colors. Josh Lowensohn/CNET

Prepaid carrier Cricket next week will become the latest wireless carrier to offer Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C.

Cricket Communications, which is owned by Leap Wireless and is about to be purchased by AT&T, will offer Apple's newest smartphones to its customers starting October 25, Cricket said Monday. Customers can preregister their interest at

It's unclear how much the phones will cost through Cricket, which offers service to customers without contracts. Prepaid customers typically pay full price for a device unless the carrier offers some sort of promotion. The iPhone iPhone 5S starts at $649 without a contact, while the 5C starts at $549.

We've contacted Cricket and will update the report when we have more information.

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Shara Tibken is a senior writer for CNET focused on Samsung and Apple. She previously wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. She's a native Midwesterner who still prefers "pop" over "soda."


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