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iPhone 5 arriving today on regional US carriers and in 22 more countries

iPhone 5 arriving today on regional US carriers and in 22 more countries

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The iPhone 5 is finally on its way to America’s regional carriers today, a week after it made its worldwide debut. As PCMag reports, the list of carriers offering the phone includes Cellcom, nTelos, Appalachian Wireless, C Spire, GCI, and Cricket. US Cellular, the country’s seventh-largest carrier, has never offered Apple’s devices.

The 16GB model will be available from $149.99 ($50 less than at the major carriers) at Cellcom, nTelos, and Appalachian, with 32GB and 64GB upgrades for an extra $100 and $200, respectively. C Spire and GCI, on the other hand, are keeping quiet on pricing until the phone is in stores. Lastly, at Cricket the device starts at $499.99 off-contract, making some of us wish we had held off with our pre-orders. Then again, we would have missed out on that sweet launch-day fervor.

Update: We would be remiss not to mention that today the iPhone 5 is also rolling out in the second wave of 22 launch countries below. If the phone hasn't been released where you live, and it isn't on the list, don't give up hope — Apple says it will be in more than 100 countries by the end of the year.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland