Leap Wireless, a carrier based out of San Diego will bring out the present generation of iPhones on a noncontract-prepaid plan for the first time in the US from June 22. The iPhone 4 will be available for $400, while the iPhone 4S will be for $500. Leap Wireless is also providing a $55 unlimited data usage per month, which similarly Verizon and AT&T, limits speed, however, at a lower 2.3 GB limit.
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Due to the limited extent of the Leap network which is the sixth largest in the US- they are selling the iPhone only in select areas- Salt Lake City, Houston, Austin, Portland, Denver and Pittsburg. This covers about 70 percent of their 6.2 million subscribers. Leap uses Sprint Nextel Corp network to cover all regions.
Apple sells iPhone smartphones for $647 to make it well beyond most people. Although, the gadgets are available from carriers at a subsidized price it is a contract offering which means you will have to stick with that carrier for a two year period normally. Leaps noncontract price is the cheapest bet in the US, and its data plan is the cheapest. However, the iPhone 3GS gadgets are missing from their lineup.