Here’s the Latest Carrier to Jump on the Apple iPad Bandwagon
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) will soon become the next major U.S. carrier to offer Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPads. According to an announcement posted on the company’s official website, the nation’s fifth-largest carrier will begin offering the 9.7-inch iPad Air and the 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina display on November 8. A U.S. Cellular spokesperson said that the company intended to feature a range of data plans for 3G/LTE-capable iPad buyers, reports Electronista.
The announcement comes a week after U.S. Cellular revealed that it would begin carrying the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S on November 8. U.S. Cellular’s announcement also follows the news that Apple’s tablets will be offered “in the coming weeks” by American regional carriers C Spire and Bluegrass Cellular.
T-Mobile (NYSE:TMUS) made a similar announcement earlier this week, when Apple first unveiled the new iPad models. U.S. Cellular’s announcement means that Apple now has distribution deals for its iPhones and iPads with all five of the top U.S. carriers: AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), and T-Mobile all currently offer Apple’s iPhones and iPads.