iPhone 4S Coming On China Telecom On 9 March

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Earlier there were reports of iPhone 4S to be available on China Telecom in February.

With February almost over, people in China must be wondering why iPhone 4S is not available on China Telecom.

It is time for them to cheer up as it is coming soon.

China Telecom earned the necessary permits and approval from Apple to host the iPhone 4S on its network in January. Now iPhone 4S would no longer be exclusive to China Unicom.

Jim Dalrymple from The Loop reported and confirmed on China Telecom’s website, that the iPhone 4S will be landing on China Telecom on 9 March 2012.

“iPhone 4S will be available starting at RMB 0 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models on select contracts in China Telecom’s authorized stores and online, the company said.”

China Telecom will sell iPhone 4S on its website as well as in authorized retail stores. It will offer the 16GB, 32GB, 64GB models on select contracts for $0 RMB. The iPhone 4S is currently selling like hot-cakes, all over the world. Adding another carrier in China would certainly mean more money for Apple.

During its earnings call last month, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that China was a key emerging market for Apple products. Tim Cook made comment about how excited he was about the growth China’s sales were doing.

In a statement to The Loop, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison said:

“iPhone 4S has been an incredible hit with customers around the world. We’re thrilled to be launching iPhone 4S with China Telecom and can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers in China.”

China Telecom is China’s third largest carrier. It has roughly 130 million subscribers. China Mobile is China’s largest carrier which has over 600 million customers, while China Unicom has roughly 200 million customers.

Being on two carriers, iPhone 4S sales are bound to get a boost.

Source: iDownload Blog

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