The iPhone 5 launch on C-Spire Wireless and Cricket, set to take place on September 28th, will be joined by regional U.S. carrier nTelos which today announced that it too will be launching the iPhone 5 on its 3G network.
nTelos, which also carried Apple’s iPhone 4S, will be offering the iPhone 5 starting tomorrow. The carrier will also be offering a deep discount on the device. The 16GB iPhone 5 will be available for a mere $149.99, $50 cheaper than its normal retail price. Additional pricing includes $249.99 for the 32GB model and $349.99 for the 64GB model.
While the device will run on 4G LTE with Cricket and C-Spire, the device will only run on nTelos’ 3G network. At least for now. This is likely why the carrier is offering the discounted prices.
nTelos is also a smaller regional carrier which means that it doesn’t have the same type of coverage area that carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon do.
In addition to selling the iPhone 5, nTelos is going to be dropping the price of the iPhone 4S down to a mere $50 and taking the price of the iPhone 4 down to a mere penny. Both of those prices will come at the result of signing a new two-year contract.
As for data plans, nTelos customers will be able to pair the iPhone 5 with either individual or family plans which start at $80.
Tomorrow represents the second launch date for the iPhone 5. It originally arrived in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon on September 21st.
In addition to these regional carriers, the iPhone 5 will also launch in a number of new regions tomorrow including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
The iPhone 5 is Apple’s latest iPhone and it features a 4-inch display, A6 processor, an HD front-facing camera and iOS 6.