October 5, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
We have previously seen the news that Cellular South would be offering the HTC Hero, and now in a little bit of follow up — the Hero is now available for pre-order.
The good news here, aside from the fact that users can actually place an order comes in the form of the price — just $99.99. Of course there are a few catches with that low price.
First, as you would expect that means you are agreeing to a two-year commitment. Otherwise, you will have to shell out $149.99 to actually make the purchase because the $99.99 price comes after a $50 mail-in-rebate.
In terms of plans that come along with that two-year agreement, well in reality it is not all that bad. You will be on the Smartphone Unlimited Plan which offers unlimited talk, text and data for $79.99 a month.
Personally, I have never looked at or considered using Cellular South as a carrier, but after checking out their coverage map they appear to have decent coverage both in terms of voice and 3G data.