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.


source: MacRumors via Engadget

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iPhone 5c
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  • Storage 32 GB
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12 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Does anyone care.. ™

2. kri5t1 unregistered

icare. why comment then?

3. Sauce unregistered

He care's. Lol

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I thought jokes were funny?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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%.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow really!?

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

13. Trismegistus

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Regional Carriers: ^^Embrace your Target Demographic!

10. ceelo

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 25, 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

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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