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Regional carriers have October 1st release date for Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c

Regional carriers have October 1st release date for Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c
If you're a customer of one of the regional carriers in the U.S., the good news is that the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c should be available for you to purchase starting on October 1st. Carriers (in alphabetical order) like Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, CSpire, GCI, MTA, Nex-Tech Wireless, Ntelos and Strata will have the latest from Apple just as the fourth quarter gets underway.

Yet, for one of the largest regional names, U.S. Cellular, there is no word when the new iPhone models will be available. Back in May, the regional operator said that it would reverse its position on the device and offer it to customers.  CEO Mary Dillon had called the phone too expensive to carry because of the subsidies involved. But after losing 5% of its post-paid subscribers over the last 18 months, Dillon is hoping that the lure of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c starts to bring the customers back. So far, there is nary a peep from U.S. Cellular as to when a launch might occur

Twenty five carriers in the U.S. now carry the iPhone. It seems ages ago when AT&T had the exclusive for the device in the U.S. Up in Canada, the October 1st launch date will apply to regional carrier MTS and we expect others to join along.

Regional carriers will start to get the new Apple iPhone models on October 1st

Regional carriers will start to get the new Apple iPhone models on October 1st


source: MacRumors via Engadget

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posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:27 2

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Does anyone care..

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:34 2

2. kri5t1 (unregistered)


icare. why comment then?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 13:51 3

3. Sauce (unregistered)


He care's. Lol

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:25 3

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10256; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's why he clicked read scrolled commented, and posted. What a joke he's become

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:30 2

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3279; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I thought jokes were funny?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 15:57 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 10256; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not that one Mxy, and with papinyc limited again he's got no one to impress.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 18:17 2

9. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 834; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Apparently all the people who traded in Samsungs to coincide with the new iPhone release do. Gazelle said Samsung trade-ins were up 210%.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:45 2

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 10256; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wow really!?

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:09 1

4. Bernoulli (Posts: 1436; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


why comment if you don't care? obviously you do

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 14:16

5. Omarc07 (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Yes not everyone likes living in the city I have family who live happily in the country side ..me not me not a fan of the country side I always lived in the city. And people over there have those regional carriers and they happy with em.

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:53

13. Trismegistus (Posts: 32; Member since: 21 Aug 2013)


Regional Carriers: ^^Embrace your Target Demographic!

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:34

10. ceelo (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How dare they release any more phones when they can not supply the demand that has allready been ordered what crap eta iphone 5s= october

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 20:50

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10256; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


http://www.tuaw.com/2013/09/24/gazelle-saw-210-more-samsung-trade-ins-during-iphone-5s-launch/. This is a trip

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