Do you dream about mixing the awesome gaming and multimedia experience of the iPhone 4S with the fair pricing of a regional carrier? If so then it looks like your dream will come true this month — April 20, to be precise. Apple is partnering with several regional carriers to bring the iPhone 4S to more people than ever. Previously, the iPhone was only officially available on America’s three largest carriers: AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Currently, there six known regionals set to get the iPhone 4S. Check out the list below.
Here’s a list of regional carriers getting the iPhone 4S this month as told by MacRumors:
Alaska Communications (Alaska)
Appalachian Wireless (Kentucky)
Matanuska Telephone Association (Alaska)
nTelos Wireless (Virginia)
It’s fantastic that the iPhone will be more accessible than ever. Exclusivity is simply not good for competition, expanding the installed base, and maximizing reach. America is unusual in that carriers have an extraordinary amount of power and use practices like locking phones at an IMEI level.
Any of you thinking of switching to a regional carrier with an iPhone 4S? Or are you happy with the majors? If you happen to hear of any other regionals that are getting the iPhone, please list them in the comments section.