In a well coordinated roll-out, Apple expands the availability of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 to several smaller CDMA carriers in the US.
Among the new carriers that in two weeks will be able to offer to their subscribers the latest iPhone are - nTelos Wireless (Virginia), Alaska Communications (Alaska), Appalachian Wireless (Kentucky), GCI (Alaska), Cellcom (Wisconsin, and Matanuska Telephone Association (Alaska).
Their websites already report that April 20 is the launch date. More US regional carriers are expected to make similar announcements in the following days, according to a MacRumors report.
The smaller US carriers are adapting their offers to attract more clients to iPhones. nTelos Wireless, a CDMA carrier based in Waynesboro, Virginia, let everybody know that iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S prices are $50 below Apple's standard.
The first regional carrier that offered iPhone models in US was C Spire Wireless, from Mississippi. C Spire's subscribers could get an iPhone since last November. With the new strategy, the iPhone line-up will tap into a broader customer base.
At the same time, the smaller carriers will have a better chance to stay afloat on a market dominated by major carriers with nationwide networks.
source: MacRumors (opens in new tab)