It’s official, two more US wireless carriers will be selling Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c starting in a few weeks. Both US Cellular and Boost Mobile say they’ll kick shipping into gear come November 8 and, as I’m sure you know already, the former will do so with 24-month contracts, while the latter will do it prepaid style.
As such, the best assumptions we can make on pricing are based on what Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are charging with pacts on the one hand and what Virgin Mobile is asking Apple aficionados to cough up no contractual strings attached on the other.
Hence, though it’s not wise to have guarantees, expect USC’s 5s to start at $199 and go up to $399 with 64 GB on-board storage, while the 5c is bound to go for $99 in a 16 GB variation and $199 with 32 GB memory.
Meanwhile, Boost has no easy task in competing against Virgin Mobile, since the slightly more popular sister Sprint subsidiary has recently slashed iPhone 5 prices and may do the same with the 5s and 5c before long.
For the time being, Virgin has the “highly advanced” new iPhone at $550, $650 and $750 in 16, 32 and 64 GB models and the “unapologetically plastic” handheld at $450 and $550 respectively, with 16 and 32 gigs of space.
<Source: Phone Dog>