With recent buzz surrounding the iPhone 4S, and its introduction on America’s third largest carrier, Sprint, another carrier has swooped in and claimed the number four spot. C Spire wireless, a regional carrier, located mainly in the Southern states has confirmed that it will be receiving the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 on November 11th.
C Spire is selling the iPhone 4S and 4 by providing “Unlimited” Non-Streaming data, and 500 Minutes for $50. The network provider is currently accepting pre-registrations for the phone beginning Tuesday.
iPhone 4S will be available starting at $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model with a new two-year contract and data plan. In addition, the iPhone 4 8GB model is available for $99.99, also with a new two-year contract and data plan. iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available at C Spire Wireless retail stores, online at www.cspire.com/iPhone and through the Telesales group at 1-855-CSPIRE4. C Spire customers can pre-register for iPhone beginning today at www.cspire.com/iPhone.
The network will allow 30 minutes of free streaming of “videos, music and game broadcasts” in each 30-day billing cycle. However, unlimited streaming is currently free through the end of the year. Unlimited Streaming will cost users an additional $30 added onto their monthly billing cycle, with C Spire offering a range of passes, $5 for two hours, $10 for five hours, or $30 unlimited for 30 days. C Spire is a small company that opearates in Ridgeland, Mississippi, extending out to parts of Florida and Georgia and currently has about 875,000 customers.
The C Spire model of iPhone utilize the same CDMA technology as Sprint and Verizon. Currently, it is unclear whether Apple is looking to strike deals with other small carriers, such as MetroPCS, currently based in New York City, and offers nationwide coverage, unlike C-Spire.