Cellcom, a small US carrier, has just put out a press release announcing that it will carry the iPhone 5 starting at just $149 for the 16GB version (on a standard two-year contract). The 32GB and 64GB versions will be $249, and $349 respectively.
Here’s a snippet from their press release:
Cellcom to Offer iPhone 5 on September 28
De Pere, WI (September 27, 2012) – Cellcom today announced it will offer iPhone 5 beginning Friday, September 28. iPhone 5 will be available for a suggested retail price of $149 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model in Cellcom retail stores and agent locations. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available for $49 and iPhone 4 will be available for free. Cellcom will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect to its fast 3G network.
iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology-all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook organization and even more Siri features and languages.
“We’ve seen the anticipation for iPhone 5 grow and are excited to soon offer our customers this fantastic phone on our network,” said Pat Riordan, president and CEO of Cellcom.
Cellcom’s iPhone plans range from $69.95 for unlimited text and 200 voice minutes, to $109.95 for unlimited voice and text, with 2048MB (2GB) of data.