iPhone goes prepaid.

Sure, you've gotta pay $399 for the device, but then you're a free man (or woman): for $55 a month, on Cricket Wireless (which uses the Sprint network) you can use the iPhone on a prepaid plan that you can use or dump as it suits you. No big contract.

One might think this will make the iPhone more accessible to lower-income customers, who often benefit from the flexibility afforded by prepaid plans. Then again, you still have to buy an expensive doggone phone.

About the author

Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter.
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