GCI to Offer iPhone 5 in Alaska on September 28
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — General Communication, Inc. (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) today announced it will offer iPhone 5 in Alaska beginning Friday, Sept. 28. iPhone 5 will be available for $149 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model with a two-year contract and data plan. In addition, iPhone 4S will be available for $49 and iPhone 4 will be available for free with a two-year contract and data plan beginning today. iPhone will be available at GCI stores, online at www.gci.com and by calling 1-800-800-4800, please call or visit for further details regarding availability.
GCI will allow iPhone 5 customers to connect to its fast 3G and HSPA networks. 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. iPhone 5 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.
“We’re proud to continue to provide the best mobile experience with iPhone 5 to Alaskans," said Paul Landes, senior vice president and general manager, consumer services. "We have the largest wireless network in the state, connecting Alaskans from Ketchikan to Barrow and Dutch Harbor to Tok."
GCI’s personalized wireless plans allow customers to choose the perfect plan for their needs. Whether they talk a lot or a little, surf a lot or a little, or travel across the nation, there is a perfect plan for every Alaskan. GCI always provides the best value, plus GCI customers with an iPhone also receive free text and picture messaging when they choose a 3,000 MB or higher data plan.
Pricing and details on iPhone:
Plan Plan 1 Plan 2 Plan 3 Plan 4
Monthly Fee $59.98 $69.98 $79.98 $89.98
1200* Unlimited* 1,200 Unlimited
SMS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Data (MB) 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
$149 $149 $149 $149
$249 $249 $249 $249
$349 $349 $349 $349
$49 $49 $49 $49
$0 $0 $0 $0
*Calling may be restricted from certain geographies.
Note: 24-month contract required.
For further details please visit www.gci.com/iphone or call 800-800-4800. For more information on iPhone 5, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
GCI is the largest telecommunications company in Alaska and is this year celebrating 30 years of connecting Alaskans. A pioneer in bundled services, GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services to Alaska consumers with a 70 percent share of the consumer broadband market. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.
Posted: September 28, 2012