NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The launch of the iPhone 4S is upon us. In case you were unable to pre-order Apple’s (Stock Quote: AAPL) latest device, MainStreet rounded up the retailers and carriers that can give you your iPhone fix.
Walmart (Stock Quote: WMT) will be selling the iPhone 4S for the AT&T and Verizon networks in select stores only, but it is the only retailer so far that is offering it for less than the suggested retail price. The iPhone 4S 16 GB models will be available for $188. Walmart will also carry the iPhone 4 8GB for $88. Walmart will not be carrying the 32 GB and the 64 GB model at launch. You can trade-in old iPhones on Walmart's website.
Sam’s Club members can actually pre-order the device on the wholesale retailer’s website for the same suggested retail prices. Not all Sam’s Club locations will be carrying the device, though, so you’ll want to make sure there is a location close to your home that carries the phone before you submit your pre-order.
Target (Stock Quote: TGT) will be selling the iPhone 4S at the suggested retail prices -- $199.99 for the 16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model. The retailer is also offering a service to trade in old iPhones through NextWorth.
RadioShack is also selling its iPhone 4S at the suggested retail prices and letting consumers trade in old iPhones on its website.
Select Best Buy stores (Stock Quote: BBY) will also carry the iPhone 4S at the same price points that Apple and each wireless provider is selling it for. You can also still currently pre-order the phone on Best Buy’s website. The phone isn’t shipped to your home, but you will be given a free pair of iFrogz earbud headphones ($19.99 value) when you go to pick yours up. Best Buy also has an online trade-in program that you can exchange an old iPhone through.
Trade-in values at all three retailers vary, depending on make, model and condition of your old phone. You can find more specific information about what certain iPhones have been going for at these and other retailers/trade-in companies in this roundup!
AT&T (Stock Quote: T) is currently taking iPhone 4S pre-orders on its website, which will be shipped to arrive as early as Oct. 14. The provider is offering the suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16 GB model, $299.99 for the 32 GB model and $399.99 for the 64 GB model. Customers must sign a two-year service agreement and sign up for a data plan of $15-$45 a month to get these prices. You can find early upgrade and no-commitment iPhone 4S prices on AT&T’s consumer website. Voice plans cost between $39.99 and $69.99.
While supplies last, AT&T is selling the iPhone 4 8 GB model for $99.99 and also offering the iPhone 3GS for free online and in AT&T stores with a two-year commitment plus voice and data plans.
Sprint(Stock Quote: S) is following Apple’s price points for the phone itself with the 16GB costing $199.99, the 32GB costing $299.99 and the 64GB costing $399.99. Prices require a new-line activation or eligible upgrade and two-year agreement.
The provider is also selling the device with unlimited data plans, starting at $69.99 per month plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge. Sprint’s Simply Everything Plan, which features unlimited calling, data and text, is available for $99.99 a month plus the required $10 add-on charge. Taxes and surcharges aren’t included in the estimates.
New and existing Sprint customers can begin to pre-order the iPhone 4S on Friday at 3:01 a.m. EST. Sprint is also currently selling the iPhone 4 for just $99.99 on its website.
Verizon (Stock Quote: VZ) will also be selling the 16GB model for $199.99, the 32GB model for $299.99 and the 64 GB model for $399.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Verizon says customers will need to purchase a voice plan beginning at $39.99 for 450 minutes and a data plan beginning at $30 for 2 GB monthly access when they get the phone.
Verizon’s version of the iPhone will also be available for pre-order on ts website at 3:01 a.m. EST Friday.
The provider has also lowered prices on the old iPhone 4, selling the 8 GB model for $99.99, the 16 GB model for $149.99 and the 32 GB model for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
Consumers can pre-order their phones through the online Apple Storeon Friday.
MainStreet will update this article as more pricing information at other retailers becomes available.
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