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

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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15 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

2. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Yeap!

3. DroidSU

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Precisely networkdood

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

The iPhone is just such a tired and outdated product at this point...

5. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Which is why they are adding more carriers?

6. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

12. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

14. BlacRaZredge

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 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

15. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

11. chadrick0814 unregistered

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

7. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 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????

8. TROLL.ISAHA

Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

on 4/20 huh? wow.. put that in your pipe and smoke it. ha!

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