Wednesday, October 19, 2011
iPhone coming to another carrier
Wow, big news! The iPhone 4S is officially coming to a fourth American network in the coming weeks!
Bad news for the millions of T-Mobile customers using their jailbroken iPhones on the fourth-largest American wireless network, though: the iPhone 4S is coming to a network you’ve probably never heard of.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless, formerly known as Cellular South, announced today that it’ll start offering the iPhone 4S in the coming weeks.
C Spire Wireless announced today that it will launch iPhone 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, in the U.S. in the coming weeks.
For further information or to register interest, please visit www.cspire.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone 4S, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.
I know what you’re thinking: who? In truth, unless you live in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, George or Florida, you’ve probably never even heard of these guys before. They only have around 875,000 subscribers, and run a CDMA network, a la Verizon or Sprint.
Why not T-Mobile? Here’s the deal: all the CDMA networks roughly run on the same wireless bands, but T-Mobile, despite being a GSM carrier, works on a slightly fruity 3G/4G band. That would require Apple to build a whole new iPhone 4S just for T-Mobile USA, which they just aren’t going to do. Hence, why these no-name CDMA carriers are going to start getting the iPhone 4S before the most obvious big-boy.