iPhone 4S landing on five U.S. regional carriers today

iPhone 4S landing on five U.S. regional carriers today

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

Simon Sage

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There are 11 comments. Add yours.

Freiteez says:

I'm in California. No wonder I haven't heard of ANY of these carriers

GeorgeDW says:

I imagine the big carriers must provide good coverage across California. I get great service throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut with AT&T, but if I lived in Alaska I'd probably be really happy about a regional carrier getting the iPhone.

Analog Spirit says:

It depends on where you are in CA; the big carriers vary widely from region to region when it comes to reception. In my area (L.A. area) AT&T and VZW are generally pretty solid (altho this also varies), while T-Mo and Sprint are pretty weak, tho they do have their good spots. I left T-Mo for AT&T because I got tired of not being able to hear people and saying "What?" all the time (and hearing people say "What?" on the other end too).

CycloneFW says:

Interesting that they are selling it cheaper than the national carriers. That should help spur some people to regional carriers if they were on the fence and hopefully promote more competition.

JoshAK says:

Every blog keeps saying GCL just to let u know it's GCI.

Yngwie says:

Fall?!
I say by June 30th we will have the new iPhone. Mark my words ;)

Eric says:

I'm gonna have to go with fall also.

Yngwie says:

That is NOT marking my words :twisted: :lol:

wow says:

Well your words are wrong. It'll be
November till the next iPhone announcement.

wow says:

Yngwie you either haven't followed Apples release.schedule. Or
yiur just a due che causing problems.

iphone 5 says:

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