Cricket Communications, a Leap Wireless company, is the latest carrier to offer new Apple iPhone models (the iPhone 4 and 4S to be more specific) in the United States. Updated with statement from Apple below.

On June 22, it will thus become the first pre-paid carrier in the country to offer the iPhone to customers who opt for its no-contract, $55 per month ‘unlimited’ voice, text and data plan for smartphones.

Unlimited, in this case, means under a ‘fair usage’ policy of 2.3 GB per month.

The iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 smartphones will be available online and in Cricket-owned stores and dealers in nearly 60 markets across the US.

The iPhone 4S will be available for $499.99 (16 GB model) while the iPhone 4 can be purchased for $399.99 (8 GB model).

Customers can sign up to receive more information on the launch here, although that page was unavailable at the time of writing. Update: the page is now live.

Other telcos offering Apple’s ridiculously popular iPhone in the United States include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, C-Spire and a handful of other regional carriers.

Cricket Communications claims 6.2 million customers.

Update: Apple has released a statement about the iPhone coming to Cricket to The Loop:

By making iPhone available on pre-paid plans through Cricket Wireless, we are making the best smartphone more accessible to an even broader market in the US.

crick Cricket first pre paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22 [Updated]