The iPhone 4S launched today on 5 additional U.S. wireless carriers. These carriers serve customers in specific (and generally more rural) areas, and offer a $50 discount on the 4S compared to large carriers such as AT&T and Verizon.
In addition to offering the 4S at a discount, each carrier will also offer the iPhone 4 for $99. The 5 new carriers in today’s rollout, and the regions that they serve (list via CultofMac), are:
- Alaska Communications – Alaska
- GCI – Alaska
- Appalachian Wireless – Kentucky
- Cellcom – Wisconsin
- nTelos – Virgina and surrounding areas
The new iPhone carriers join a pair of regional carriers who launched the iPhone earlier this month, and several regional carriers who began offering the iPhone at earlier times.
T-Mobile remains as the only major U.S. carrier not to offer the iPhone, despite Apple offering the device to tons of small regional carriers (although this is mainly due to T-Mobile’s use of a 3G network that the iPhone is not compatible with).