U.S. Cellular to Offer iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8

U.S. Cellular, will begin offering the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c on November 8, according to an email the company sent out on Friday afternoon. U.S. Cellular, the fifth largest carrier in the United States, first announced that it would begin carrying Apple products back in May, but did not give a timeline on when the products might appear.

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Aside from a release date, U.S. Cellular has not given additional information on plan details, such as pricing, but the company’s current plans offer unlimited talk and text with 300MB to 75GB of data starting at $40 per month and it is likely that device prices will be competitive with other retailers.

While Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile offered the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c at launch, many smaller, regional carriers did not begin selling the device until October 1.

Supplies of Apple’s iPhone 5s remain constrained, with estimated shipping times from the Apple Store remaining at 2 to 3 weeks in the United States. iPhone 5c supplies remain plentiful, with all models and capacities shipping within 24 hours.

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Top Rated Comments

chirpie Avatar
140 months ago
Wait, is anyone even on US Cellular? Nope. So why do we care?
Fifth largest in the US and 4.6 million customers isn't exactly small. :confused: (Behind T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mtmspa Avatar
140 months ago
Fifth largest in the US and 4.6 million customers isn't exactly small. :confused: (Behind T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile)

I didn't know there were two t-mobiles. Weird.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khaaaaaaaaaan Avatar
140 months ago
I never even heard of this company before. :confused:

They are regional and serve a lot of remote areas especially here in WI. We have several users that have zero coverage by the other providers where they live except for US Cell.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RMo Avatar
140 months ago
Wait, is anyone even on US Cellular? Nope. So why do we care?

Nobody cares for your attitude. People do, however, care about US Cellular because it's the fifth-largest carrier in the US, and even you obviously care because you not only read the article (or at least the headline--who am I kidding) and commented on it. Plus, you're reading a site about Apple rumors, which at this point seems to be mostly about iPhone--so if you really don't like it, I think we'd all appreciate it if you just stopped.

They are regional and serve a lot of remote areas especially here in WI. We have several users that have zero coverage by the other providers where they live except for US Cell.

This. It is my perception that US Cellular excels in the Midwest and in other areas that are poorly served by national carriers like Verizon (which is probably a close second in these areas). They are also better rated in customer satisfaction than many of these carriers. This is exciting news for many.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
7thson Avatar
140 months ago
Cool. They have the best coverage in my area. Been around the longest too. Now they have reasonable plans as well. Not as good as what I get with Page Plus, but Page Plus hasn't gotten LTE so no 5c or 5s. I might jump back on board.

Edit: Never mind. I see in the details of the plan they charge $40/month for every smart phone. This makes the cheapest plan $80 for unlimited talk/text and 300mb data. I'll be staying right where I am.
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RMo Avatar
140 months ago
You keep that in mind when you travel. They are a regional carrier and do not offer coverage throughout the whole country. Many people don't get that.
False. They have partner coverage in areas that they don't directly serve, and it covers just about anywhere you want to go in the US (and, in fact, beyond) that most other carriers would cover. Their map looks pretty good to me: http://www.uscellular.com/coverage-map/coverage-indicator.html

Yea, your preaching to the choir on that one buddy.
So then...stop? I don't get what you mean.
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