China Telecom to start selling iPhone 4S on March 9

China Telecom on Monday said it would begin selling the iPhone 4S on March 9. The company will start taking online reservations on March 2.

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.

“iPhone 4S has been an incredible hit with customers around the world,” Apple spokesperson Natalie Harrison, told The Loop. “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 is a huge untapped market for Apple and the release of the iPhone 4S on China Telecom will add to Apple’s sales since the device was released on China Unicom.

  • Time for me to buy more stock, I think.

  • Tim F.

    “iPhone 4S will be available starting at RMB 0 for the 16GB”

    Is this accurate? Google Translate didn’t do a very complete job. China, land of the postpaid cellphone, has a higher prepaid subsidy and/or wholesale discount than America? Very interesting. Anyone know Unicom’s pre- and post-paid pricing?

    • Ciaocibai

      Lots of countries have more than one plan available for phones – get a higher plan, and get a bigger discount off your phone. So yes, it is perfectly possible in China – China Unicom already does it, and lots of other countries do too.