Five regional U.S. carriers are launching the iPhone 4S today, including nTelos out of Waynesboro, Virginia, Appalachian Wireless covering east Kentucky, Alaska Communications and GCL up north, and Cellcom, handling northeastern Wisconsin. Handset prices are consistent: $150 for the 16 GB iPhone 4S, $250 for 32 GB, and $350 for 64 GB. Plans vary of course, ranging for $60 to $100 monthly depending on what you're looking for.
Seeing as we aren't expecting a new iPhone until the fall, it isn't quite too late for American carriers to begin offering the iPhone 4S, which originally launched last October. Both our iMore and Mobile Nations editors, and our iMore community forums think the iPhone 4S is holding up extremely well, and still once of the best buys in mobile. That means folks serviced by regional carrier will probably be perfectly happy with the iPhone 4S.
Has anybody been waiting for one of these local carriers to start offering the iPhone 4S? Is coverage from these guys adequate for what you need? Let us know in our U.S. regional carrier forum!
Source: 9to5 Mac