The fourth carrier in the US to offer the iPhone 4S is surprisingly not T-Mobile, but instead regional carrier C Spire Wireless, the recently rebranded Cellular South. The carrier had announced last month that it would be offering the much coveted device and today it has confirmed that the latest Apple smartphone will officially be available through its network starting on Friday, November 11.
The iPhone 4S features a dual-core A5 chip that’s blazing fast and a higher-resolution 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with more advanced optics and support for 1080p HD video capture. But most notable is the ability to use the new voice-controlled personal assistant app called Siri that’s been introduced with iOS 5 and is exclusive for now to the iPhone 4S. For more details, make sure to check out our full iPhone 4S review.
C Spire will be offering the iPhone 4S starting at $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model, and $399.99 for the 64GB model when attached to a new two-year service agreement and data plan. The carrier will also be offering the last generation iPhone 4 8GB model for $99.99 with a new two year contract and data plan.
There are four plans to choose from, starting with Plan 1 at $50 per month for 500 minutes plus unlimited SMS and unlimited data. Plan 2 steps up to $70 for unlimited minutes, unlimited SMS, and unlimited data while Plan 3 is $90 for 1,000 minutes plus unlimited SMS and unlimited data, and finally Plan 4 is unlimited everything for $100. Plan 1 and 2 exclude streaming, but C Spire did not detail exactly what this means and whether it would entail throttling after a certain threshold.
[via Business Wire]