Chinese telecom operator China Telecom has reportedly reached an agreement with Apple to introduce the CDMA version of the iPhone 4S into China.
The latest news released by Chinese local media stated that China Telecom has been preparing for the launch of CDMA-based iPhone 4S; and the new product will be available at the end of February or the beginning of March 2012.
China Telecom has apparently set various packages for iPhone 4S with contracts, and their monthly costs range from CNY89 to CNY589. In addition, the operator is rumored to only provide iPhone 4S with contracts, but it has not yet been officially confirmed.
Under the rules and regulations in China, a new mobile phone product should obtain a network license issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and a 3C license issued by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China before entering the market. Prior to the Chinese New Year, China Telecom gained the network license for the CDMA-based iPhone 4S, and the launch of the product is subject to the issuance of the other license.
According to information published on the official website of MIIT, the license number of CDMA-based iPhone 4S is 02-8573-120476, with a valid period of five years.