The iPhone 4S Is Now On Sale At A Fifth U.S. Carrier For Just $99 (But It Still Ain’t T-Mobile)

The iPhone 4S Is Now On Sale At A Fifth U.S. Carrier For Just $99 (But It Still Ain’t T-Mobile)

With C-Spire Wireless getting the iPhone 4S, all bets are off when it comes to which carriers get the iPhone and which ones don’t. C-Spire only has about 750,000 customers, but it got the iPhone 4S, while the nation’s fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile, sees its profits shrink because it can’t come to an arrangement with Apple.

Today, the iPhone 4S has come to another US carrier. Puerto Rican wireless provider Claro Puerto Rico is offering the iPhone 4S for sale, and if you’re within Claro Puerto Rico’s coverage area, it’s the best deal on an iPhone 4S yet: just $99 for a 16GB iPhone 4S with a standard 2GB coverage.

That’s a pretty great price for the iPhone 4S, but Claro Puerto Rico’s monthly plans don’t seem to try to make up the difference by overcharging. In fact, they are some of the cheapest iPhone 4S plans we’ve seen, offering subscribers a choice of paying either $64.98, $74.98, $79.98 or $84.98 a month for 250MB, 2GB, 5GB and Unlimited Data.

Claro Puerto Rico’s also offering a great price on the 8GB iPhone 4, which costs just $49.99.

Nice. These deals make me wish I lived in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, most of us don’t: Claro Puerto Rico has just a million subscribers in its GSM network.

  • larrymadill

    I have to wonder if T-Mobile really wants the iPhone 4S now anyway. It seems like they are more focused on the AT&T merger. T-Mobile hasn’t even rolled out a clear LTE plan and I doubt they will

  • Daibidh

    Very focused.  The less economically viable they look long term, the more chance they have for merger approval.  Nicely played, AT&T-mobile.

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