iPhone 5S, 5C to land at several US regional carriers Oct. 1

The two phones will be available through such carriers as Appalachian Wireless, Bluegrass Cellular, and Nex-Tech Wireless.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Mobile subscribers hooked up with a regional carrier will soon get their shot at the iPhone 5S and 5C.

Apple's two new iPhones are scheduled to arrive at a host of regional carriers come October 1, according to a list compiled by MacRumors. Those carriers include:

The two phones are also destined for other regional US carriers as well as some in Canada. An Apple Web page displays a list of all current iPhone carriers around the world.

One major regional carrier so far conspicuous by its absence is US Cellular.

In the past, US Cellular has declined to hop on board the Apple bandwagon. US Cellular CEO Mary Dillon said in 2011 that Apple's " terms were unacceptable from a risk and profitability standpoint ." But in May, US Cellular reversed course and said that it will begin offering Apple products later this year .

A spokesperson for US Cellular told CNET that the carrier will offer the iPhone 5S and 5C but didn't reveal a specific launch date.

Updated 12:10 p.m. PT with response from US Cellular.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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