U.S. Cellular, the 5th largest wireless network in the US, has announced today that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th. Subscribers on the network have been champing at the bit for the announcement and Twitter is full of folks complaining that they still hadn’t announced a date that the device would come to the carrier for the first time ever.
The iPhone 5s and 5c launched essentially simultaneously on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, and has been rolling out to smaller carriers ever since. November 8th marks a delay of over a month from the initial release, though Virgin Mobile and other regional carriers have had it since early October.
@panzer My aunt has been waiting for this! No other network reaches her house up in the mountains of Virginia.
— Eric Leamen (@ericleamen) October 18, 2013
U.S. Cellular tells us that it does not yet have any pricing or plan details to share, but it seems likely they’ll be very similar to the majors. Some retailers like Best Buy have been slicing the sticker price of the iPhone 5c by around $50 to boost early sales.
The carrier recently joined the bigs by offering shared data plans and eliminating its unlimited data tier for new subscribers.