Cricket, C Spire get iPhone 5 on September 28

Cricket and C Spire announced on Thursday that they will both offer the new iPhone 5 on September 28, which is a week after AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will start selling Apple's latest smartphone model. Cricket was the first pre-paid carrier to offer the iPhone in the United States, and C Spire was the first regional carrier on board with Apple.

Cricket, C Spire get iPhone 5 on Sept 28Neither carrier is offering up any other details yet, so there isn't any word on what price points they will offer for the iPhone 5, or if they will require different voice and data plans than they currently offer.

The iPhone 5 was introduced during an Apple media event on Wednesday. The company will begin pre-sales on Friday, September 14, and will offer in-store sales starting on September 21.

The new iPhone model includes a larger 4-inch Retina Display, faster processor, better battery life, improved 8 megapixel digital camera, iOS 6, LTE wireless data support, and more. Apple will sell the phone for US$199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB version, and $399 for the 64GB model.