Orange to offer iPhone in over 10 countries

Orange today announced that "later this year" they will make the Apple iPhone available in more than ten countries including Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange's African markets.

Orange seem to save their words even better than Vodafone. Recently Vodafone announced the future iPhone availability in ten countries in only two sentences.

The Orange PR team obviously outdoes them since today they managed to stuff more than ten countries on their future availability list in only ONE sentence. Well, that's an achievement that should be worth the four years spent at the PR school.

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Summing it up, it seems the highly rumored 3G iPhone will have almost entire world covered. But did you notice that Spain is still not on the list. We bet O2 is going to snatch that deal along with several other countries.

Confirmed expected iPhone coverage:

Europe:

  • Austria - Orange, T-Mobile
  • Belgium - Orange
  • Czech Republic - Vodafone
  • Denmark - TeliaSonera
  • Estonia - TeliaSonera
  • Finland - TeliaSonera
  • France - Orange (already available)
  • Germany - T-Mobile (already available)
  • Greece - Vodafone
  • Ireland - O2 (already available)
  • Italy - Vodafone, Telecom Italia
  • Latvia - TeliaSonera
  • Lithuania - TeliaSonera
  • Norway - TeliaSonera
  • Poland - Orange
  • Portugal - Orange, Vodafone
  • Romania - Orange
  • Slovakia - Orange
  • Spain - Movistar
  • Sweden - TeliaSonera
  • Switzerland - Orange, Swisscom
  • Turkey - Vodafone
  • UK - O2 (already available)

Other countries and regions:

  • Africa - Orange, Vodafone
  • Australia - Vodafone, Optus (SingTel)
  • Canada - Rogers Wireless
  • Dominican Republic - Orange
  • Hong Kong - Hutchison's 3
  • India - Vodafone, Bharti Airtel (SingTel)
  • Japan - Softbank
  • Jordan - Orange
  • Latin America - America Movil (Claro)
  • Macau - Hutchison's 3
  • New Zealand - Vodafone
  • Philippines - Globe Telecom (SingTel)
  • Singapore - SingTel
  • South Africa - Vodacom (Vodafone)
  • USA - AT&T

Some carriers obviously overlap, so this year might just bring the end of the exclusivity battle for the iPhone and carriers will share the iPhone market. And usually good competiton means better price tags.

Source: Orange


 

 

Orange to offer iPhone in over 10 countries - reader comments

  • w

finally Philippines... wohoo... cant wait...

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  • 2008-06-04 13:14
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  • Anonymous

FOR Innocee "how rude are these people? they think africa is one country? i cant belive this poo , do they not realise there are over 21 african countries but on the distrubtion list where its says countries they just say ' Africa ' , YOU suck Orange...

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  • 2008-05-24 12:20
  • iKD@
  • JynX

by the way.... you know that the article wasn`t written by Orange right? sa why do you say that Orange called AFRICA a country? (although it`s listed in the countries and REGIONS section... )

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  • 2008-05-24 12:12
  • iKD@