News recently came announcing that C Spire is going to pick up the iPhone 4S. C Spire isn’t a hugely-known carrier, so let’s take a brief look at who they are and where they came from.
Where Did they Come From?
Based out of Ridgeland, Mississippi. C Spire was previously known as Cellular South (via Gizmodo). It was announced by CEO Hu Meena back in late September 2011 that the company would be changing their name from Cellular South to its current name. It’s currently the largest privately held wireless carrier in the US. They were founded in 1988 and according to Wikipedia serve the following areas: Memphis metropolitan area, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, and Rome, Georgia.
More About the Company
C Spire has an about page, and you can see it here. The key things are that they have a strong sense of community involvement. Here are some portions of their about page:
“C Spire shareholders and employees always make community service a top priority. In all our community efforts, our goal is to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. We do this by targeting areas such as academic, athletic, health, wellness, safety, civic and scholarship programs that improve lives and help communities thrive. Our primary community focus is on improving opportunities for education in Mississippi.”
Sounds like a noble cause.
How About T-Mobile?
According to a report from InformationWeek, it has something to do with T-Mobile’s 3G service: