Rumors are starting to float around the internet that AT&T and Apple are going to offer pre-paid service plans for the iPhone. This move all but ensures that the iPhone will be a huge success… For Apple at least.

My guess is that a pre-paid service option was probably demanded by Apple from day one and I wonder if this was one of the deal breakers that kept Apple and Verizon from inking a deal? Carriers usually hold all of the cards when it comes to releasing new hardware, however, if this rumor is true, Apple clearly stacked the deck in their favor.

If the price of the iPhone with a pre-paid option is kept reasonable I’d be willing to bet that the iPhone becomes the fastest selling smartphone ever in North America.

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