Appalachian, GCI, MTI get iPhone 4S April 20

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Apple’s April 20 iPhone 4S regional carrier rollout now includes Appalachian Wireless, GCI, and Matanuska Telephone Association. On Wednesday, both nTelos and Alaska Communications announced they were launching iPhone coverage on the 20th, as well.

iPhone 4S gets more regional carriersLike nTelos and Alaska Communications, the other three regional cell service providers will offer the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 for US$50 less than AT&T and Verizon. All will be selling the iPhone 4S at $149.99 for the 16GB model, $249.99 for the 32GB version, and $349.99 for the 64GB model. The iPhone 4 will be priced for $49.99.

Appalachian Wireless covers eastern Kentucky and relies on CDMA-based wireless technology like Verizon and Sprint. GCI covers Alaska, as does Alaska Communications, and touts that it offers the first 4G data network in the state. MTA is an Alaska-based cell service provider, as well.

[Thanks to The Verge for the heads up.]

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BurmaYank

Like nTelos and Alaska Communications, the other three regional cell service providers will offer the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 for US$50 less than AT&T and Verizon. All will be selling the iPhone 4S at $149.99 for the 16GB model, $249.99 for the 32GB version, and $349.99 for the 64GB model. The iPhone 4 will be priced for $49.99.”

YES! Some real CDMAland competition in the US! 

Now dare we also hope for a data plan price war to force Verizon &/or Sprint to drop their data rates? (Which THEN in turn, would force a drop in AT&T’s GSM data rates?

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