Apple keeps expanding the list of regional carriers that have the iPhone to offer nowadays. Come May 18th Bluegrass,Golden State, and Nex-Tech will all begin selling the iPhone. A year ago Apple wouldn’t allow any regional carriers to have the iPhone, but these past 6 months they’ve really raked in more carriers, totaling to nine regionals! And of coarse AT&T,Sprint, and Verizon are the main US based carriers.
All three of the carriers will offer the iPhone 4 and the 4s at a discount of $50. This creates for a $49 iPhone 4 and $149 iPhone 4s for the base 8 GB models. But remember, you will need to sign a 2-year contract when purchasing the iPhone.
Bluegrass Cellular, a Kentucky based carrier, offers a 2-year deal starting from $65.00 per month for the base-plan. Other plans can be purchased from $80.00 and $100.00 in which come with more talk-time. Check out the chart below for more information.
Golden State (California) and Nex-Tech (Kansas) will also be launching on May 18th with the same pricing for the iPhone 4/4s, being $50 marked down, as shown above in the chart. Golden States pricing starts a $80 and users will receive 2 GB data, 450 minutes (Unlimited weekend), and unlimited texting. For more information on Golden States plan take a look at the chart below. Nex-Tech does not yet have information released regarding plans.
This only makes us wonder what will happen when the upcoming iPhone is released, will the regional carriers be a reseller? Its hard to determine because their LTE networks aren’t yet expanded, and the next iPhone is expected to have LTE speeds.