Apple iPhone 4S headed to C Spire on November 11th, sign of things to come for regionals?
Apple's new iPhone 4S has already made its way to AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint in the US. But it simply doesn't want to stop with its appearances at new carriers; the 4S is making its way to C Spire on November 11th.
C Spire used to be Cellular South, which is obviously a regional carrier. In fact, C Spire covers only Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. That's five States, versus the Big Four's 50, so this move brings about the obvious question: Why would Apple release the phone for such a small market?
While I certainly don't have an answer for that, I do have a hunch that this isn't the only regional carrier to get the iPhone. In fact, maybe more regional carriers will start carrying more high-end smartphones that will attract more customers to them. And since most regional carriers have their own wireless spectrum, they can offer unlimited data plans and great service for much cheaper than the rest of the competition.
I'm excited for the smaller companies to get the chance to shine because I'm a huge advocate of competition and lower prices for better service. I'd love to have a huge amount of different wireless carriers so I could choose the best service for me; how about you?[C Spire]