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Regional U.S. carriers begin announcing iPad Air availability in ‘coming weeks’

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Ahead of next week’s iPad Air launch, dozens of countries across the world, regional carriers within the United States have begun announcing their plans for carrying the LTE-capable version of the tablet. While major carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint will begin selling the iPad Air on Friday, November 1st, these smaller, region-specific networks say that they will start selling the device in the “coming weeks.”

So far, Bluegrass Cellular and C Spire are the two regional carriers to announce iPad Air plans, and other carriers will likely share their own announcements in the coming days and weeks. Bluegrass Cellular operates in Kentucky while C Spire is based in Mississippi. Both of these carriers began carrying the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c earlier this month alongside several other regional providers…

Both carriers support the iPad Air’s 4G LTE connectivity. C Spire says that it “will offer iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE mobile broadband network with speeds up to 10 times faster than previously available.” Bluegrass Cellular offers a similarly structured announcement: “will offer iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast nationwide 4G LTE network with speeds up to 12 megabits per second (Mbps).”

The specifics of these “attractive plans” are yet to be shared, but Apple has not shunned carriers from becoming creative with their iPad Air data plans. For example, T-Mobile in the U.S. will offer a free 200MB/month data plan for the new iPads, and the carrier will also allow the devices to be purchased with no money down.

The new iPad mini with Retina display is launching in late-November, according to Apple, and these regional carriers have not indicated their plans for that device.


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Mark Gurman

October 25th

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Cricket will release prepaid iPhone 5 on Sept. 28; C Spire to launch new iPhone on the 28th as well

Prepaid Apple iPhone 5 Release Date

Cricket Communicationsannounced on Thursday that it will sell Apple’s (AAPLiPhone 5 on September 28th, exactly one week after it first launches on September 21st. The wireless company best known for its off-contract plans didn’t immediately disclose which iPhone 5 models would be available with its prepaid plans, nor did it discuss pricing. One thing is for sure: Cricket’s iPhone 5 won’t come at on-contract prices of $199 (16GB), $299 (32GB) and $399 (64GB). For reference, Cricket sells the 8GB iPhone 4 for $399.99 and the iPhone 4S for $499.99. Prepaid users can likely expect pricing along those lines or higher.

In addition to Cricket, small U.S. regional carrier C Spire Wireless announced on Wednesday that it will also carry the iPhone 5 on September 28th. Pricing and capacity models weren’t revealed at the time of writing. A C Spire Wireless representative did confirm to BGR that it will not offer the iPhone 5 as a prepaid option on September 28th, though.

“C Spire Wireless today announced that it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers beginning Friday, September 28,” the company said in a statement. “For more information, please visit www.cspire.com/iphone5. For more information on iPhone 5, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.”

Cricket’s press release follows below.

Cricket to Offer iPhone 5

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), today announced it will offer iPhone 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, to customers in select Cricket markets in the U.S. beginning Friday, September 28. For more information please visit: www.mycricket.com/iphone5. For more information on iPhone 5, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving approximately 6 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket’s innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

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Raymond Wong

September 14th

Mobile

C-Spire announces the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III C-Spire

C-Spire on Tuesday announced plans to carry Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. The handset’s specs fall in line with the other U.S. carriers offering the device, which will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 4G LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM. “We’re excited that the Galaxy S III will be among the first 4G LTE devices launched on the nation’s only personalized network optimized for the next generation of high-speed data services,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless. Further details were not given and exact pricing and retail availability will be announced in the coming weeks. C-Spire’s press release follows below.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S III COMING SOON ON NATION’S FIRST PERSONALIZED NETWORK

ICONIC 4G LTE SMARTPHONE DESIGN AND PREMIUM CONTENT SHARING EXPERIENCE WILL BE COMBINED WITH C SPIRE WIRELESS’ EXCLUSIVE SUITE OF PERSONALIZED SERVICES

Ridgeland, Miss. (June 12, 2012) – C Spire Wireless announced plans today to introduce the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III, optimized for peak performance on the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE® network, later this year. Exact pricing and retail availability will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We’re excited that the Galaxy S III will be among the first 4G LTE devices launched on the nation’s only personalized network optimized for the next generation of high-speed data services,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless.

The company’s initial launch of 4G LTE mobile broadband services in 20 Mississippi markets beginning in September will cover 2,700 square miles, a population of 1.2 million and more than 360 cell sites. The new service will provide four out of every 10 consumers and businesses in Mississippi with wireless data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, allowing C Spire to be the first provider to make these services widely available in the state.

Powerful Performance

The lightweight and powerful Samsung Galaxy S III weighs 4.7 ounces and is 8.6 millimeters thin, making it lighter and sleeker than other leading smartphones. The brilliant 4.8 inch display extends to an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area. The Galaxy S III delivers impressive processing power to allow more applications to be accessible simultaneously.

The Galaxy S III includes Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz enhancements, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 2GB of internal RAM to provide high-speed performance enabling efficient and seamless multi-tasking. The dual-core processor offers competitive speeds and performance as leading quad-core processors without sacrificing valuable battery life. The brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display brings content to life, without compromising the device’s true portability. The expansive display is protected by Gorilla Glass® 2.0 to guard against cracks and scratches and provide enhanced touchscreen responsiveness.

The device, which comes in Marble White and Pebble Blue, is powered by a removable 2100 mAh battery for extended use on a single charge. Users can store large libraries of photos, videos and music onboard the Galaxy S III with expandable memory up to 64GB to compliment the standard 16GB onboard storage.

Sharing Made Simple

Hankins said Samsung has introduced several new elements of technological innovation and device sharing capabilities on the Galaxy S III. “This device goes far beyond content consumption to content sharing,” he said, adding that Samsung simplifies how users share content and control their device with a single touch, through enhanced gesture technology or the simple eye movements.

The content sharing experience on the Galaxy S III addresses the sharing needs of consumers, whether it’s sharing and editing a presentation with a large group in real-time, sending digital images to several other smartphones at the same time or transferring large files within seconds from one phone to another. Further, these sharing experiences are simple and require little, if any, set-up.

Sharing With Multiple Devices

The Galaxy S III introduces the next evolution of Samsung’s content sharing service with AllShare® Play. This service automatically notifies the Galaxy S III to Samsung HDTVs, mobile tablets, laptops and other consumer electronic devices on the same network that are ready to receive video files. Users can also remotely access files from devices on other networks.

Sharing with Groups

With AllShare Group Cast on the Galaxy S III and a Wi-Fi network, users can share and collaborate on documents, presentations or images in real-time with multiple friends or co-workers’ without loading the file separately.

With Share Shot, become the official photographer for a group of friends. There’s no need to send photos and video via email, MMS or a USB drive. Users can quickly and seamlessly share pictures taken with the Galaxy S III’s 8 megapixel camera to other phones from up to 200 feet away. Once the Galaxy S III is synched with chosen devices, the pictures are automatically shared.

Sharing Smartphone to Smartphone

S-Beam is an industry first, providing fast, easy transfer of large files, such as videos and documents, with a single touch of the Galaxy S III without needing a Wi-Fi connection or cell signal. A 1GB movie file can be shared as quickly as three minutes and a 10MB music file can be transferred in seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone.

Smartphone Simplicity

The S-Voice™ feature on the Galaxy S III offers much more than just asking and answering questions. S-Voice allows users to control the applications and services used most with words instead of touch. Use S-Voice to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock, or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.”

Smart Stay puts the “smart” in smartphones. With Smart Stay, the Galaxy S III tracks the user’s eye to ensure the device screen is always on while you’re looking at it. By knowing when you are looking at the screen, it doesn’t dim the backlight or timeout to an idle screen.

Motion simplifies and short cuts many common functions including converting a text message to a call by simply raising the phone to the ear, tapping the top of the phone to go to the top of an email and list of emails or contacts, and alerting to missed call or text message.

The capabilities of the Galaxy S III’s 8 megapixel camera are far beyond point and shoot. Burst Shot captures still pictures at a rapid-fire pace at three images per second with zero shutter lag; and Best Shot recommends the best picture to keep based on colors, lighting and clarity. The Galaxy S III shoots and plays back 1080p HD quality video with a backside illuminated sensor that improves performance in low light environments, and provides the ability to capture a photo during videoing.

Watching video while downloading a large file or service is seamless with Pop Up Play. Pop Up Play allows you to watch any side-loaded video content while operating any application in full-screen, background view at the same time. Video running on Pop Up Play can be moved anywhere on top of the full screen, much like picture-in-picture capabilities on large screen TVs.

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Dan Graziano

June 13th

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C-Spire announces the Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III C-Spire

C-Spire on Tuesday announced plans to carry Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. The handset’s specs fall in line with the other U.S. carriers offering the device, which will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 4G LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM. “We’re excited that the Galaxy S III will be among the first 4G LTE devices launched on the nation’s only personalized network optimized for the next generation of high-speed data services,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless. Further details were not given and exact pricing and retail availability will be announced in the coming weeks. C-Spire’s press release follows below.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S III COMING SOON ON NATION’S FIRST PERSONALIZED NETWORK

ICONIC 4G LTE SMARTPHONE DESIGN AND PREMIUM CONTENT SHARING EXPERIENCE WILL BE COMBINED WITH C SPIRE WIRELESS’ EXCLUSIVE SUITE OF PERSONALIZED SERVICES

Ridgeland, Miss. (June 12, 2012) – C Spire Wireless announced plans today to introduce the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III, optimized for peak performance on the nation’s only personalized 4G LTE® network, later this year. Exact pricing and retail availability will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We’re excited that the Galaxy S III will be among the first 4G LTE devices launched on the nation’s only personalized network optimized for the next generation of high-speed data services,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for C Spire Wireless.

The company’s initial launch of 4G LTE mobile broadband services in 20 Mississippi markets beginning in September will cover 2,700 square miles, a population of 1.2 million and more than 360 cell sites. The new service will provide four out of every 10 consumers and businesses in Mississippi with wireless data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, allowing C Spire to be the first provider to make these services widely available in the state.

Powerful Performance

The lightweight and powerful Samsung Galaxy S III weighs 4.7 ounces and is 8.6 millimeters thin, making it lighter and sleeker than other leading smartphones. The brilliant 4.8 inch display extends to an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area. The Galaxy S III delivers impressive processing power to allow more applications to be accessible simultaneously.

The Galaxy S III includes Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz enhancements, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 2GB of internal RAM to provide high-speed performance enabling efficient and seamless multi-tasking. The dual-core processor offers competitive speeds and performance as leading quad-core processors without sacrificing valuable battery life. The brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display brings content to life, without compromising the device’s true portability. The expansive display is protected by Gorilla Glass® 2.0 to guard against cracks and scratches and provide enhanced touchscreen responsiveness.

The device, which comes in Marble White and Pebble Blue, is powered by a removable 2100 mAh battery for extended use on a single charge. Users can store large libraries of photos, videos and music onboard the Galaxy S III with expandable memory up to 64GB to compliment the standard 16GB onboard storage.

Sharing Made Simple

Hankins said Samsung has introduced several new elements of technological innovation and device sharing capabilities on the Galaxy S III. “This device goes far beyond content consumption to content sharing,” he said, adding that Samsung simplifies how users share content and control their device with a single touch, through enhanced gesture technology or the simple eye movements.

The content sharing experience on the Galaxy S III addresses the sharing needs of consumers, whether it’s sharing and editing a presentation with a large group in real-time, sending digital images to several other smartphones at the same time or transferring large files within seconds from one phone to another. Further, these sharing experiences are simple and require little, if any, set-up.

Sharing With Multiple Devices

The Galaxy S III introduces the next evolution of Samsung’s content sharing service with AllShare® Play. This service automatically notifies the Galaxy S III to Samsung HDTVs, mobile tablets, laptops and other consumer electronic devices on the same network that are ready to receive video files. Users can also remotely access files from devices on other networks.

Sharing with Groups

With AllShare Group Cast on the Galaxy S III and a Wi-Fi network, users can share and collaborate on documents, presentations or images in real-time with multiple friends or co-workers’ without loading the file separately.

With Share Shot, become the official photographer for a group of friends. There’s no need to send photos and video via email, MMS or a USB drive. Users can quickly and seamlessly share pictures taken with the Galaxy S III’s 8 megapixel camera to other phones from up to 200 feet away. Once the Galaxy S III is synched with chosen devices, the pictures are automatically shared.

Sharing Smartphone to Smartphone

S-Beam is an industry first, providing fast, easy transfer of large files, such as videos and documents, with a single touch of the Galaxy S III without needing a Wi-Fi connection or cell signal. A 1GB movie file can be shared as quickly as three minutes and a 10MB music file can be transferred in seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone.

Smartphone Simplicity

The S-Voice™ feature on the Galaxy S III offers much more than just asking and answering questions. S-Voice allows users to control the applications and services used most with words instead of touch. Use S-Voice to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock, or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.”

Smart Stay puts the “smart” in smartphones. With Smart Stay, the Galaxy S III tracks the user’s eye to ensure the device screen is always on while you’re looking at it. By knowing when you are looking at the screen, it doesn’t dim the backlight or timeout to an idle screen.

Motion simplifies and short cuts many common functions including converting a text message to a call by simply raising the phone to the ear, tapping the top of the phone to go to the top of an email and list of emails or contacts, and alerting to missed call or text message.

The capabilities of the Galaxy S III’s 8 megapixel camera are far beyond point and shoot. Burst Shot captures still pictures at a rapid-fire pace at three images per second with zero shutter lag; and Best Shot recommends the best picture to keep based on colors, lighting and clarity. The Galaxy S III shoots and plays back 1080p HD quality video with a backside illuminated sensor that improves performance in low light environments, and provides the ability to capture a photo during videoing.

Watching video while downloading a large file or service is seamless with Pop Up Play. Pop Up Play allows you to watch any side-loaded video content while operating any application in full-screen, background view at the same time. Video running on Pop Up Play can be moved anywhere on top of the full screen, much like picture-in-picture capabilities on large screen TVs.

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Dan Graziano

June 13th

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C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi

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It seems like everyone and their mother are looking to roll out their own LTE networks these days: Verizon and AT&T continue to build theirs out, Sprint is busy laying the groundwork (possibly without LightSquared’s help), and MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular are offering LTE on a more local scale.

Now an even smaller operator is looking to join the fray — C Spire Wireless (formerly known as Cellular South) aims to light up LTE service in September 2012. The only catch is that you’ll have to be in Mississippi to use it.

C Spire seems to be taking things nice and easy for right now, as their LTE network is expected to go live in 20 markets throughout Mississippi, though there’s no word yet on their plans beyond the Magnolia State. As the eighth-largest wireless provider in the country, their wireless purview only includes Mississippi, Alabama, and parts of Tennessee and Florida, so here’s hoping for a quick and painless process for their customers.

I’ll admit, it may seem a bit weird for such a small company to sink money into building out an LTE network, but I doubt that customers will have much room to complain. A quick look at Verizon and AT&T’s coverage maps proves that there’s no other LTE to be had in the state, save for a small pocket of Verizon high speed data in Mississippi’s northeast corner.

Even less is known about what kind of hardware C Spire customers will have access to, though I don’t feel particularly bad for them: they’re the only ones who can score an iPhone 4S on contract for $150.



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Chris Velazco

March 8th

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Regional carrier C Spire to launch Apple iPhone 4S with unlimited data plans on November 11th

Regional carrier C Spire, not T-Mobile, will become the fourth wireless carrier in the United States to offer Apple’s iPhone 4S to its customers. C Spire announced last month that it would soon carry Apple’s latest iPhone, and on Tuesday it announced launch details. The carrier will offer Apple’s 16GB ($199), 32GB ($299) and 64GB ($399) iPhone 4S models beginning November 11th, and plans will cost between $50 and $100 per month. C Spire also joins Sprint in offering unlimited messaging and data services with each iPhone 4S plan in its portfolio, though unlimited data on its two base plans excludes streaming. ”As a carrier dedicated to delivering the best personalized wireless experience, we’re proud to offer the amazing new iPhone 4S to our customers,” said C Spire CEO Hu Meena in a statement. “iPhone 4S offers an abundance of new features, and with our Choice Infinite data plans customers can enjoy all of them on our network without having to think about their next bill.” C Spire will also carry Apple’s iPhone 4 for $99 on contract. The carrier’s full press release follows below.

C Spire Wireless to Offer iPhone 4S on November 11

Pre-Registration Begins Today; iPhone Will Come With Infinite Data Plans

RIDGELAND, Miss., Nov 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — C Spire Wireless today announced iPhone 4S will be available beginning Friday, November 11.

iPhone 4S will be available starting at $199.99 for the 16GB model, $299.99 for the 32GB model and $399.99 for the 64GB model with a new two-year contract and data plan. In addition, the iPhone 4 8GB model is available for $99.99, also with a new two-year contract and data plan. iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 will be available at C Spire Wireless retail stores, online at www.cspire.com/iPhone and through the Telesales group at 1-855-CSPIRE4. C Spire customers can pre-register for iPhone beginning today at www.cspire.com/iPhone .

iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. With the launch of iPhone 4S also comes the launch of iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.

“As a carrier dedicated to delivering the best personalized wireless experience, we’re proud to offer the amazing new iPhone 4S to our customers,” said Hu Meena, president and chief executive officer for C Spire. “iPhone 4S offers an abundance of new features, and with our Choice Infinite data plans customers can enjoy all of them on our network without having to think about their next bill.”

The C Spire network is built for data devices, supporting the highest percentage of customers with smartphones in the nation. With personalized options built around customers’ wireless needs, C Spire offers a variety of individual, family and business voice and data plans that give users the freedom and flexibility to use their phone how and when they want. C Spire understands that when customers have to measure and limit their data, they aren’t getting the optimal experience from their wireless provider. That’s why the company offers Individual and Family Choice nationwide voice and data plans that offer customers the ultimate in choice and flexibility and access to infinite data.

        iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 require activation on one of C Spire's
        individual orfamily voice and data plans on a two-year contract:
                           Plan 1       Plan 2       Plan 3      Plan 4
                         ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
          Monthly Fee        $50          $70          $90        $100
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
            Minutes          500       Unlimited      1,000     Unlimited
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
              SMS         Unlimited    Unlimited    Unlimited   Unlimited
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
           Data (MB)     Unlimited*   Unlimited*    Unlimited   Unlimited
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
         iPhone 4 8GB      $99.99       $99.99       $99.99      $99.99
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
        iPhone 4S 16GB     $199.99      $199.99      $199.99     $199.99
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
        iPhone 4S 32GB     $299.99      $299.99      $299.99     $299.99
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------
        iPhone 4S 64GB     $399.99      $399.99      $399.99     $399.99
        --------------   ----------   ----------   ---------   ---------

*Plans 1 and 2 exclude streaming

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Zach Epstein

November 1st

Apple

Regional carrier C Spire Wireless to offer iPhone 4S


Until now, iPhone has only been offered by America’s largest wireless carriers but that will soon change when C Spire Wireless, formerly known as Cellular South, announced it will soon carry Apple’s iPhone 4S. C Spire Wireless, which offers nationwide roaming through an agreement with Sprint, did not reveal a specific launch date but said that pre-orders for the phone will begin in the coming weeks. We expect the pricing to be competitive with Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. The iPhone 4S offers a dual-core Apple A5 processor, an improved 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, new Siri voice commands and more. Be sure to read our full review of the iPhone 4S for more on Apple’s latest smartphone, and hit the break for C Spire’s extremely brief press release.

C SPIRE WIRELESS TO OFFER IPHONE 4S

Pre-Registration Begins Today; Device Will Launch in Coming Weeks

RIDGELAND, MS. (Oct. 19, 2011) – C Spire Wireless announced today that it will launch iPhone 4S, the most amazing iPhone yet, in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

For further information or to register interest, please visit www.cspire.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone 4S, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.

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Todd Haselton

October 19th

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C Spire Is Getting the iPhone 4S. Everyone Laugh at T-Mobile [IPhone]

They'll let just about anyone carry the iPhone nowadays. Well, everyone except T-Mobile, that is. U.S. regional carrier C Spire announced today that they'll be carrying the iPhone 4S "in the coming weeks." More »


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Kyle Wagner

October 19th

Apple

AT&T Wants Their Competitors’ Antitrust Suits Dismissed

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By now, we all know that the US Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Sprint and C Spire Wireless (formerly known as the Cellular South) have filed suits to that same effect, but AT&T has asked the court to reject those companies’ complaints.

The reason? AT&T believes that Sprint and C Spire are fighting for their own sakes, and not for the public’s best interests. Because Sprint is a major competitor and not a consumer, AT&T doesn’t believe Sprint has a legal leg to stand on.

Ouch. Sprint is preparing to respond to AT&T’s claim next week, but only after saying the argument had no merit. The folks in Overland Park have one thing to smile about though: 7 state Attorneys General have already come out against the merger, and they are now joined by the Attorney General of Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, AT&T alleged that C Spire Wireless fears “competition, not lack of competition.” In their filing to have the C Spire suit dismissed, AT&T’s lawyers included a memo from C Spire CEO Hu Meena asking AT&T for a network sharing agreement in certain parts of the southeastern United States. C Spire claims that AT&T mischaracterized their proposal, and fired back by alleging that AT&T asked for then-Cellular South’s support for the deal when it was announced.

With billions of dollars on the line, the situation just seems to be getting dirtier and dirtier. U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle has scheduled the merger trial for February 12 of next year, but who knows what crazy developments may arise between now and then.



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Chris Velazco

September 30th

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Cellular South Is Now C Spire. What? [Cellphones]

Cellular South, the largest privately owned wireless telecomm in the U.S. is changing its name to C Spire. More »


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brent rose

September 22nd

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