Apple's plan to launch the iPad Air with cellular data support for T-Mobile was apparently just the start of a larger strategy. US Cellular has announced that it will offer the featherweight tablet on November 8th, while regional carriers like Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire and GCI say that they'll stock the device in the "coming weeks." Of the bunch, only US Cellular has mentioned that it will also sell the iPad mini with Retina display; that's not surprising, though, when Apple hasn't even picked a release date for its own stores. It's doubtful that the new cellular iPad providers will make a big impact on Cupertino's bottom line, but the company clearly wants to leave no network uncovered.
C Spire to Offer iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular on Its 4G LTE Network
Wireless carrier will disclose pricing and availability for Apple tablet device in the near future
RIDGELAND, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C Spire today announced that iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available on its 4G LTE network in the coming weeks.
C Spire will offer iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE mobile broadband network with speeds up to 10 times faster than previously available.
For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad. For more details on C Spire products and services, please visit www.cspire.com.
GCI to bring iPad Air to Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI today announced that iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available in Alaska in the coming weeks. GCI will offer iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE network with average download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps.
GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.