Sep 21 AT 12:04 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

The Hero is coming to Cellular South

Cellular South was the first regional carrier in the United States to pledge support for Android and today they are unveiling their first Android handset. The redesigned HTC Hero will be first Android phone available for the gulf coast network. No price point or launch date have been officially announced, but the phone is expected to go on sale later this year.

Android fans will be happy to hear that Cellular South will offer the full Google experience on their phones. This includes the Android Market and all other Google applications for Android. Cellular South will also include their own Discover Center software which provides one-click access to their revolutionary Text for Help feature.

It will be interesting to see what calling and data plans are available for the Hero when it launches. Cellular South currently offers smartphone plans as cheap as $49.99 which include 500 minutes and unlimited web. If a similar plan is offered for the Hero, it would be the cheapest calling and data plan for an Android phone on any American carrier.

For the latest updates on Cellular South, follow them on Twitter @cellularsouth and visit their Android Discover Center.

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  • Mark

    We were very excited this morning to see that Cellular South updated their Android page with this. Hopefully, the non-Android-specific tech news sites will pick this story up and it will get lots of exposure.

    There are plenty of us here in Mississippi excited about Android (@csouthandroid on twitter), but the more the merrier.

  • spence

    I thought it was going to be for sprint, is it going to sprint then cellularsouth (a phone company i havent even heard of) or just cellularsouth???? I am so confused

    • Taylor Wimberly

      The same HTC Hero is coming to both Sprint and Cellular South.

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