By Staff and wire reports
NEW YORK — Apple says C Spire Wireless, the country’s eighth-largest phone company, will start selling the iPhone 4S in a few weeks.
The iPhone is eagerly coveted by phone companies. Mississippi-based C Spire is leapfrogging much larger carriers including T-Mobile USA and U.S. Cellular in getting the right to sell it.
Sprint Nextel Corp. began selling Apple Inc.’s phone last week. AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless were already selling it.
C Spire was called Cellular South until a month ago. It has about 1 million subscribers.
For further information or to register interest, please visit www.cspire.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone 4S, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.