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.
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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I didn't know there were two t-mobiles. Weird.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So then...stop? I don't get what you mean.