On April 20, a fifth U.S. carrier will begin selling the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. nTelos, a regional carrier that provides service in Virginia and West Virginia, and in parts of Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina, today announced it would start selling Apple’s handset in two weeks.
With today’s announcement, the iPhone is now available in the U.S. at AT&T, C Spire, nTelos, Sprint and Verizon.
Taking a cue from C Spire, another regional carrier, nTelos will offer the iPhone at a $50 discount versus the larger carriers.The iPhone 4S will be available starting at $149.99 for the 16GB model, $249.99 for the 32GB model and $349.99 for the 64GB model. iPhone 4 will be available for just $49.99.
Customers may select from two data and voice plans. Plan 1 is $79.99 and includes 600 voice minutes and unlimited SMS and data; Plan 2 is $99.99 and offers unlimited voice, SMS and data. Both plans include data throttling after 5GB. Family plans start at $134.
According to Jim Hyde, president and CEO of nTelos:
“As a wireless service provider well-known for delivering the best value in wireless, we’re pleased to offer the amazing new iPhone 4S to our customers. iPhone 4S offers an abundance of new features, and with our industry-leading, nationwide smartphone plans, customers can now enjoy the nation’s best networks for less.”
Customers may begin preordering their handsets today at www.ntelos.com/iphone.