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Sprint not the only one with an unlimited iPhone plan

Regional carrier C Spire Wireless plans said it plans to sell the iPhone beginning November 11. The carrier's plans are as low as $50, but there's a catch.

Josh Miller

If you want to pair your iPhone 4S with an unlimited-data plan, Sprint Nextel will no longer be the only game in town.

Regional carrier C Spire Wireless (formerly Cellular South) said today that it plans to offer the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S beginning November 11.

C Spire is offering four options for service plans, ranging between $50 and $100. All four require a two-year contract. While all of the plans technically offer unlimited data, there is a catch. The two cheapest plans, which cost $50 and $70 a month, respectively, exclude data-streaming services. Streaming movies and songs are among the chief culprits for heavy traffic loads on wireless networks.

The company said it has a network that is built for data devices, noting that it supports the highest percentage of customers with smartphones in the nation.

C Spire surprisingly announced last month that it would also be selling the iPhone, just days after the phone launched with the three largest national carriers. The fourth-largest U.S. carrier, T-Mobile USA, remains left in the cold and has stepped up its reliance on Android smartphones.