Last year the iPhone 4S made its way to regional carrier C Spire Wireless, making it the first non-big four operator here in the U.S. to offer Apple's handset. Now it looks like more smaller carriers will soon be joining the fold, as several companies have announced that they plan to begin offering both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 on April 20th. Included in the group of operators releasing the iPhone later this month are nTelos Wireless, which offers service in the Virginias as well as portions of other Eastern states; Alaska Communications; Appalachian Wireless, based in Kentucky; GCI, an Alaskan carrier that'll also be offering the iPhone 3GS; and Cellcom, a carrier based in Wisconsin.
It's definitely good to see the iPhone making its way to more carriers here in the U.S., especially considering that this will give customers on smaller operators a chance to pick up the device. Also worth noting is that these carriers will be offering iPhones at a $50 discount from Apple and the bigger carriers, meaning the 16GB 4S will be priced at $149, the 32GB at $249, the 64GB at $349 and the 8GB iPhone 4 at $49. Not a bad deal if you're after an iPhone and plan on sticking with one of the five aforementioned carriers. You can find the announcements from the various operators down below.