In the wake of Cricket's announcement yesterday that it will become the first U.S. prepaid carrier to offer the iPhone later this month, TechnoBuffalo reports that Boost Mobile will begin offering the device in early September. The report adds that the prepaid carrier, which is a subsidiary of Sprint, will offer both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.
It remains uncertain if the Sprint-powered MVNO will offer its popular $50 Month Unlimited plan with Shrinkage, which includes unlimited talk, text and web, which also rewards customers who pay their bill on time by reducing their monthly bill by $5 down to as low as $35 per month.
An early September launch for the iPhone 4S on Boost Mobile would come perhaps just weeks before Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone.
TechnoBuffalo does not have a significant track record of Apple rumors, and a debut so close to the introduction of new iPhone hardware would seem to be an odd choice unless Boost would not be permitted to offer the next-generation iPhone for some time after its introduction. Consequently, we do have some skepticism about this report and are publishing it on our iOS blog for interest and discussion.