Anonymous, 28 Sep 2009I work for o2 in retail store, the amount of people that moan about orange network coverage is... morei work for o2 aswell and think that if orange offer lower tarriffs than us we will have to lower!! i work in retention and not that many people stay for service!!!
Arron, 28 Sep 2009i work for a Orange stockist and the word is that orange will take orders mid oct for release ... moreSurely a guy in your position at Orange shouldnt be giving out this source of information. Lets hope you keep to yourself as an Orange employee myself in the Legal department your contract is signed with the clause that you do not disclose information to 3rd parties.!!!!!
In other news the App store just passed 2 billion downloads, there are now over 85,000 Apps.
500 million Apps have been downloaded in the last three months at over 10 million a day.
It's the biggest software store on earth.
Am new to this post, but have just been reading other ppl's quotes here and just wanted to point out that Vodafone are not the leading network in the UK - in fact far from it! Do some research ppl.
Just cause there is a merger of companies doesnt make it a better overall network, there are over 70mil active sims in the UK, the market is absolutely saturated, as for network sharing, o2 and vodafone have just gone into a network sharing agreement to improve coverage and especially 3g coverage which I agree o2 doesnt have as good as others, and o2 has the biggest market share in the UK so far so making o2 the market leader not Vodafone. I have to say I am supprised that apple and Vodafone didnt comae to an arangement to sell the iphone cause I have heard more people say that if Vodafone had the iphone they would stick with them, not so much orange.
Great move by Apple. :-D
This is small news, the big news is that China Unicom is releasing the iPhone in China on October 1, when they will also be launching a brand new 3G network.
WiFi will be disabled to meet Chinese Government requirements.
This should help cement the iPhone as the number one selling smart phone.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2009I work for o2 in retail store, the amount of people that moan about orange network coverage is... moreyou see it as a bad move by apple because you work for o2. orange are sharing vodafones towers now for there coverage, vodafone having the best signal coverage in the country. Orange have merged with t mobile and now have won the iphone contract, orange are expanding massivly you can tell just by looking at what they have been up to lately. o2 are not a bad network far from it but orange are fast trackibg to over take them and maybe even vodafone as the leading network in the uk
I agree, the palm pre I have heard is really good, but I think it will be impossible for any company to bring out a phone as good as the iphone, palm just doesnt have a big enough presence in the UK
I also work in an O2 retail store. I just hope this doesn't signify a shift of focus from the iPhone to the Palm Pre etc. O2 would be making a big mistake if this is the case
no n97 because of a certain app that o2 dont support, and n96 is rubbish anyway, plastic and full of flaws, i like the n86 personally and dont like nokias really, but i say blackberry is the way to go
I work for o2 in retail store, the amount of people that moan about orange network coverage is amazing, not many people moan about o2s coverage, cheap people will move to orange so they dont have to pay that much, we will see how it goes, but I see it as bad move by apple, hope I am proven wrong
o2 are gettin worse and worse there not newer near as good as they used to be, there stockin rubbish handsets and chargin loads for them! £75ppm for an n96!!??? dont think so!!! plus there 3g coverage and speeds are the worst out of all networks in the u.k
orange are strokers as well
to be honest vodafone have the best selection and tarrifs
Orange is my main network provider, but i'm getting iPhone this week on 02!!!!!
Now this news has just come, and i ain't gonna wait but i think i'll get an iPhone on Pay as you go on Orange when they release! and on 02 :P
It's about time that the iPhone is coming to a different network other than O2! I've been with Orange for many years as I get great coverage where I live, but not so good with O2!
My upgrade is due at the end of Oct and there has been nothing that has caught my interest. Now the iPhone is official on Orange... I got something to look forward too! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
this is fantastic news about the Iphone there are so many customers out there who are loving the iphone but hating o2. in all honesty i thought when the iphone left o2 it woukd end up on vodafone. i think the move to orange is going to do so much fot apple in the uk and for orange. orange have got such a good range of tariffs and the iphone is certainly going to be interesting on it
thats good.... so o2 can carry other great phone out there.
you wanted a lunch date? iphone is old news now any way!