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Apple to add iPhone 4S to more regional carriers on 4/20

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Apple to add iPhone 4S to more regional carriers on 4/20
The Apple iPhone 4S has had huge sales, but no doubt the numbers are starting to slow a bit given that the handset is almost 6 months old at this point, so Apple is looking to get a boost by adding some new regional carriers to its stable of retailers. 

The first regional retailer to get a hold of the iPhone 4S was C Spire back in November. C Spire is one of the bigger regional carriers in the US, covering Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee. Now, Apple is looking to add to the regional carriers with at least 6 new partners: nTelos Wireless in Virginia, Alaska Communications, Matanuska Telephone Association and GCI in Alaska, Appalachian Wireless in Kentucky, and Cellcom in Wisconsin. Each carrier will have CDMA-compatible iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 handsets, and it looks like the slated launch date is April 20th. The only exception is GCI in Alaska which will have the GSM version, and will be offering the iPhone 3Gs as well. 

Maybe not the biggest markets, but it should help add to Apple's visibility, not to mention anger national carriers like T-Mobile and Cricket which still don't have the iPhone on their shelves. 

source: MacRumors


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posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:09 4

1. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Beware those subsidy costs...it could bury those smaller companies...

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:20 3

2. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yeap!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:34 2

3. DroidSU (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Precisely networkdood

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:11 1

4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


The iPhone is just such a tired and outdated product at this point...

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:06

5. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Which is why they are adding more carriers?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 18:39

6. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


i can see apple starting its own carrier service soon and buying up all the lil guys and slowly working its way up to the bigger carriers.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 00:50

10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


That would be sweet. Finally a carrier with good customer service.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 13:52

12. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


no it wouldnt. it would cost an arm and a leg for starters. it would just be iproducts. also most likely have to pay for apple care. which i find to be a joke.(for two reasons: i dont think one should pay for service like that. 2. if you cant figure out how to run your iphone or mac you should not have one. they are so easy to run.) which is why i dont have the iphone anymore. it got boring.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:05

13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple care is cheap for an extended warranty and Apple has great customer service.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:21

14. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


yeah for basic warranty and to even talk to tech support. id rather pay the 200 for protectcell and get damage protection. i personally avoid calling apple are for my mac because i have had nothing but bad service. i went in to an apple store to get my computer looked at. they said that they cant do anything for me because the screen issue i was having wasnt a known issue. again personal issue with apple, mostly with the ios products

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:54

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


AppleCare now covers accidental damage too. For an iPhone you pay $99 for 2 years and it's only $49.99 to replace a damaged iPhone. Usually their customer service is awesome. I've never had an issue. Each persons experience is different.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 01:21

11. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


AT&T, sprint and t mobile would need to prepare for a lot of apple network law suits.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 21:56

7. BReND0 (Posts: 58; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I Completely agree with you Redge ......

I mean really ...Apple has what 96 Billion in cash, and stocks at 600 a share....

that just screams buy a network or Spectrum
Imagine this, they buy up spectrum from the upcoming fcc/gov sale...
purchase T-mobile for 20 Billion tops. , then add Spectrum and LTE along the way...
they have the money and resources..and T-mobile covers all major cities....
add to or three iphone models and new ipads, apple icloud and s**t, practically its own huge atmosphere already
Then Rename the network i-Mobile..................
good idea, now to patent it...Who needs steve jobs????

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 23:05

8. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I completely agree with u brendo......
That was funny....

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 23:32 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


on 4/20 huh?

wow.. put that in your pipe and smoke it. ha!

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