iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C head to Boost Mobile on November 8

Sprint's other prepaid provider finally gets Apple's latest smartphones. It's both the latest and one of the last carriers to offer the two devices.

Apple's iPhone 5C.
Apple's iPhone 5C. CNET

Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are finally making their way to Boost Mobile.

Boost, a unit of Sprint, said Monday that Apple's latest smartphones will be available on November 8. It's both the latest and one of the last carriers to offer the two phones.

Apple typically pushes its new iPhones to the large big-box retailers and national wireless carriers before expanding the distribution to partners focused on prepayment customers. Virgin Mobile, Sprint's other prepaid business, got the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C last month. A smaller number of users purchase the iPhone prepaid because customers are required to pay the higher unsubsidized price.

Boost declined to provide its prices for the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C.

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