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deemzies
Jun 10, 2008, 05:03 AM
Seems the Apple partner here in lil' Belgium (Mobistar) can't handle the pressure so the launch of the Iphone has been postponed. Seriously..thats what u get when you don't choose the right partners. :mad:



moveteam
Jun 10, 2008, 05:05 AM
Seems the Apple partner here in lil' Belgium (Mobistar) can't handle the pressure so the launch of the Iphone has been postponed. Seriously..thats what u get when you don't choose the right partners. :mad:
Maybe; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIM_lock

Belgium is the only European country that outright forbids simlocking and contract/phone bundling. Currently there are 2 cases in front of the European Court of Justice that will determine whether Belgium's laws are forbidden under 2005 EC directives. Belgium government ministries have been studying this for the last couple of years and are currently undergoing steps to repeal the laws in question.

deemzies
Jun 10, 2008, 05:26 AM
i know...somehow we'll get one, but it's just so typical for Belgium...
especially for mobistar..

btw some guys started a petition :p Not that it'll help, but hey.. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/11juli

sweet160
Jun 10, 2008, 05:57 AM
Hi,

I went to a Mobistar Shop in de Veldstr. Gent, and they guys told me they did not know when it would come.

But to my surprise they told me I better did not buy one on ebay or the likes because all illegally sold phone 2G and 3G are about to be banned of the Belgium networks.... and will be rendered useless..

This might have been bluf, but it seemed that the personel was ordered to give this info to the customers, which felt really weird..

Anyway Mobistar sux donkeyballs either way :mad:

Lieven
Jun 10, 2008, 06:21 AM
They even removed Belgium from the list of countries getting the iPhone on july 11th.
Mobistar, what are you thinking? Schaam op jou!
I think it's unacceptable!
:mad: :mad: :mad:

sweet160
Jun 10, 2008, 06:26 AM
They even removed Belgium from the list of countries getting the iPhone on july 11th.
Mobistar, what are you thinking? Schaam op jou!
I think it's unacceptable!
:mad: :mad: :mad:

Where did you see that??????

Shurely hope for **** sake its not true!

deemzies
Jun 10, 2008, 06:28 AM
Hi,
But to my surprise they told me I better did not buy one on ebay or the likes because all illegally sold phone 2G and 3G are about to be banned of the Belgium networks.... and will be rendered useless..

don't see how they would/could do that
we should send that info to that 4040 thingie :p

sweet160
Jun 10, 2008, 06:38 AM
don't see how they would/could do that
we should send that info to that 4040 thingie :p

They took off "available 11th juli" on the homepage of apple.be

its still there in Holland.

sweet160
Jun 10, 2008, 06:44 AM
"Op 11 juli begint de verkoop van de iPhone 3G in 22 landen. Volgens Apple is BelgiŽ daar ook bij. Maar Benoit Scheen, de gedelegeerd bestuurder van Mobistar dat eerder een exclusief akkoord sloot voor de verdeling van de iPhone in ons land, zei gisteravond 'niet zeker te zijn dat we de introductie van de iPhone gaan doen op 11 juli'. Volgens Scheen vergt de invoering immers veel voorbereidingen. 'We moeten bijvoorbeeld ons distributiekanaal en onze systemen aanpassen. Een introductie in het midden van de zomer lijkt bovendien niet opportuun. We weten ongeveer waar we met onze planning denken uit te komen en dat is later dan 11 juli.'

God damn you Mobistar......

Lieven
Jun 10, 2008, 06:45 AM
Where did you see that??????

Shurely hope for **** sake its not true!

It is true: http://www.apple.com/benl/iphone/countries/

Cool move ... really!

deemzies
Jun 10, 2008, 06:50 AM
"Op 11 juli begint de verkoop van de iPhone 3G in 22 landen. Volgens Apple is BelgiŽ daar ook bij. Maar Benoit Scheen, de gedelegeerd bestuurder van Mobistar dat eerder een exclusief akkoord sloot voor de verdeling van de iPhone in ons land, zei gisteravond 'niet zeker te zijn dat we de introductie van de iPhone gaan doen op 11 juli'. Volgens Scheen vergt de invoering immers veel voorbereidingen. 'We moeten bijvoorbeeld ons distributiekanaal en onze systemen aanpassen. Een introductie in het midden van de zomer lijkt bovendien niet opportuun. We weten ongeveer waar we met onze planning denken uit te komen en dat is later dan 11 juli.'

God damn you Mobistar......


what kind of sorry ass excuse is that?

OllieWollie
Jun 10, 2008, 06:54 AM
It is true: http://www.apple.com/benl/iphone/countries/

Cool move ... really!

Really cool... what for a potato country do we live in... honestly. Wait 8 months for a "real" government, now wait longer then entire Europe for the 3G Iphone, I won't be surprised if zimbabwe will have it before we will...

:(

lensco
Jun 10, 2008, 07:05 AM
They've known about this for a while now, and every other West-European country can get this done, even countries that have infrastructures 10-20-30 times bigger than Mobistar's.

So, Mobistar, get your act together and make yourself credible for once. Please. Thank you.

Donaldini
Jun 11, 2008, 05:14 AM
It is true: http://www.apple.com/benl/iphone/countries/

Cool move ... really!

However, the other international apple sites still mention Belgium as a July 11th country (except France). But this is just holding on to that small piece of hope...

Darn you Mobistar! They should've chosen Proximus.

Lieven
Jun 11, 2008, 03:38 PM
If you have some time to kill ...

Some official communication from Mobistar:

http://iphone3g.mobistar.be/

We'll keep on waiting :rolleyes:

Donaldini
Jun 11, 2008, 04:52 PM
If you have some time to kill ...

Some official communication from Mobistar:

http://iphone3g.mobistar.be/

We'll keep on waiting :rolleyes:

Where did you find that?? There's nothing on the official site?

I also got the following reply from Mobistar when I asked about the Iphone:

Geachte, // Dear,

Bedankt voor uw bericht. // Thank you for your message.

Momenteel hebben wij nog geen zicht op de lancering en de prijzen van de I-Phone. // At the moment we cannot yet say when to expect the launch or have any prices for the Iphone.

Ik verzoek u hiervoor regelmatig een kijkje te nemen op onze website. // I urge you to keep a keen eye on our website.

...

Met vriendelijke groeten, // Kind Regards,

Stefanel Fauzia
Residential Support Representative