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Local Carrier C Spire (Cellular South) Getting The iPhone 4S



One of the things we were disappointed over when the iPhone launched was lack of carrier choice outside of the big, national players. It’s great that Sprint got to join in on the fun, but more options are better. Now a local carrier gets to play, too.

C Spire will get the iPhone 4S sometime soon, bringing Apple’s newest smartphone to a company that serves Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia specifically.

A month ago C Spire was known as Cellular South. However, the company decided to rebrand itself as a “personalized wireless” provider. Announcing that they’re going to carry the iPhone 4S just a few weeks later may mean that the two have some connection.

C Spire iPhone 4S

At the moment, C Spire is offering no firm details on when customers will actually get to buy the phone (there’s a page where you can sign up to get a notification), but one hopes that they wouldn’t make the announcement if the on sale date was too far away.

You may have heard of Cellular South when the AT&T/T-Mobile merger first came to light. The carrier is a big opponent of the merger, citing how it’s already hard enough for local carriers to get hot devices like the iPhone. I wonder if this will harm that argument in any way.

C Sprite is the 8th largest carrier in the U.S., according to Wikipedia, and the largest private carrier. Apparently C Sprite customers love their smartphones as well. How many will abandon Android to get their hands on this new phone on their home carrier?

This also leads me to wonder if other local carriers will get the iPhone 4S now.



  1. Steven

    10/20/2011 at 7:26 am

    As a C-Spire customer, I am glad to see the company is able to get the newest iPhone.  My main grief with them has been the lack of the latest gadgets.  Hopefully, this will lead to more options in the Android world, as I am hooked on my Galaxy S phone, looking for the Bionic or S II to come to C-Spire soon.

  2. MS. JONES

    10/20/2011 at 8:09 am

    I agree Steven. I too was wondering about their gadgets and if they are going to get more updated materials. WAY TO GO CS! But inquiring minds want to know EXACTLY when is it coming????????????????

  3. Delfred Ivy

    10/25/2011 at 5:53 pm

    I have been with Cellular South/CSpire for 4 years and I own the Galaxy S and love it BUT can’t wait to get my hands on that IPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thanks CSpire I was about to leave to go get the new IPhone. Please hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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