T-Mobile to bring iPhone to Austria?

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    The Futurezone blog at Orf.at (Google English translation) reports that T-Mobile has announced that "we will be offering the iPhone next year" in Austria.

    The announcement was made Monday by Austrian T-Mobile Chief Robert Chvatal at the 2000th T-Mobile shop unveiling in Vienna. Other European countries to offer the iPhone include Germany (also via T-Mobile), the U.K (O2), and France (Orange - release date Nov 29th).

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    Dearest Austria,
    I will not care until Katie weighs in on this decision to bring the south land iPhones.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever happened to Katie? No blog posts for nearly 3 months? :confused:

    EDIT: and no forum postings since then either, it seems? http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=8264528
     
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    that leaves out that belgium would be excluded because off small population...

    that text is really bad translated, the sentences just don't fit...
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was 2.5 courics in Austria.
     
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    Update to story

    Update: Interestingly, the reported announcement is not reflected in T-Mobile's press release of the event. Until such an announcement is made from Apple itself, users should take this news with a grain of salt.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    This is news :rolleyes:

    It doesn't even count as a rumour, to me at least this is just common sense written down.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Austria is a very different market in terms of pricing (phones and fees) than France, Germany and the UK. All major providers have built and were agressively marketing 3G UMTS networks in the past 2 years, all trying to convince their customers that UMTS is the only technology for mobile broadband-speed available. Comercial WLAN Hotspots are mainly available in major cities - usually operated by T-Mobile but even there - WLAN coverage is not satisfying.
    Mobile 3G Dataplans start at 25€/month including 10GB Data for HSDPA 7,2 Mbit ("3" by Hutchinson, also T-Mobile, USB 3G HSDPA modems & data-cards starting at 49€).
    Another point is that Austrian providers have sponsored mobile phones for years - even top brand busines phones used to be not more than 199€ with a contract, consumer models "free" or for a symbolic charge of 1€.
    The iPhone is not 3G capable, Wireless dataplans are not really attractive (bad coverage) but it's a beautiful phone with the "wanna have" factor.
    Tieing the device to an expensive dataplan like in Germany or in the UK could dramatically limit sales here.
     

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