Cellcom is yet another wireless carrier in the United States which has made the new Apple iPhone 5 handset available for purchase on its network, with support for fast 3G connectivity.
Plans for the handset were officially unveiled on Thursday, when the wireless carrier announced a $149 price tag for the 16GB model.
The company will add Apple’s 32GB flavor of the new device to its offering as well, at $249, along with the 64GB variant, which will go for $349.
The carrier has also announced that it will cut the price tag for the existing iPhone 4S to $49, and that the older iPhone 4 will be available for free.
The new iPhone 5
will be available with the signing of two-year contract agreements on the carrier’s individual or family monthly plans starting at $69.95, which includes 2GB of data.
"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.
iPhone 5 is said to be the most powerful model that Apple has ever released, while offering a nice range of new features and capabilities when compared to previous variants.
"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," the wireless carrier notes.
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."
Users interested in the purchase of this device should head over to the wireless carrier’s website
to learn more on the available offering.