Appalachian Wireless now has iPhones

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Appalachian Wireless stores experienced a rush of customers this morning opening with the iPhone 4 and 4S.

iPhones have been on the market for more than five years. Yet, Appalachian Wireless just released them Friday morning.

Long lines awaited their openings across Eastern Kentucky.

"I got out of the car and the line was about 30 deep out front, and I was number 30 in that line," said Rick Steele, who purchased an iPhone 4.

For other service providers, the iPhone is old news, but for Appalachian Wireless customers, it is something they have been waiting for.

People say the wait was well worth it with the most popular smart phone now in their hands.

"You can do anything on it. It's almost unlimited. It's just like a mini computer in your hand," said Brandon Gayheart, who purchased an iPhone 4S.

Having a phone like this with full service in the mountains is something people have wanted for awhile.

"Some people left us to go get the iPhone and this morning what we are seeing is the day we got it back, they are coming back," said Danny VanHoose, the director of marketing for Appalachian Wireless.

Appalachian Wireless employees say people requested the iPhone, and the sales on opening day are proving the people were true to their word.

Appalachian Wireless stores will close at 9 p.m., so customers still have a chance to buy the iPhone on opening day.

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