Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Cricket and C Spire to Offer iPhone 5 Beginning September 28 [Updated]
Both of the carriers were pioneers in the U.S. iPhone market, with C Spire being the first regional carrier to begin offering the iPhone last November while Cricket was the first U.S. prepaid carrier to launch the iPhone this past June. The iPhone is now available on 16 different U.S. carriers, but it is unclear when the iPhone 5 will come to the remaining carriers.
Neither Cricket nor C Spire has offered any launch details beyond the September 28 availability date.
Update 8:06 AM: Several of the other regional carriers have also confirmed that they will launch the iPhone 5 on September 28:
- Appalachian Wireless
- Bluegrass Cellular
- Golden State Cellular
- Nex-Tech Wireless
- Pioneer Wireless