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Monday, April 29, 2013, 07:20 pm PT (10:20 pm ET)

Rumor: Boost Mobile to start prepaid iPhone sales in Q3

In a post to Twitter late Monday, user @evleaks, who has been reliable in leaking pictures and specifications of various cellular products in the past, said Boost Mobile will start carrying Apple's iPhone in the third quarter of 2013.

It is not clear if Boost will carry all iPhone models, if the rumor is indeed legitimate, and pricing was not mentioned in the tweet. This is the second Boost Mobile rumor to hit in the past year, as rumblings in June of 2012 said the prepaid carrier would start sales of the Apple handset in September of that year.




While AppleInsider cannot confirm the veracity of @evleaks' claims, the Twitter user most recently leaked accurate images of the Facebook-integrated HTC First smartphone.

Apple has slowly expanded iPhone sales beyond the four major U.S. wireless carriers, The first U.S. carrier to sell a prepaid iPhone model was Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications, which initially offered the contract-free handset in June 2012 for $500 with an unlimited $55 per month plan.

Since then, the iPhone has made its way to other prepaid carriers like Virgin Mobile and, most recently, T-Mobile under the telecom's "Uncarrier" pricing plan.