iPhone orange UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ipodsam, May 18, 2009.

  1. ipodsam macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    i am on orange mobile network in the uk and have heard various rumours and read various threads that O2 may lose their exclusivity on the iphone in the UK this year and orange may be the next best favourite as a carrier.

    does anyone know if this rumour holds any weight as my contract on orange is up at the end of next month and need to make a decision on switching network or holding tight?

    thanks
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    What rumors are these?

    AFAIK, 02 have a similar 5 year deal that AT&T has
     
  3. ipodsam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i read somewhere that they may lose the exclusivity because they didn't meet their sales quota and because orange is the carrier in france....
     
  4. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    And T-Mobile is the carrier in Germany, yet T-Mobile US doesn't have it.

    Your logic is flawed.
     
  5. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Link? It means nothing. However, there was rumblings about this last year.

    Never came to fruitian though
     
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    Not to burst your bubble or insult, but I highly doubt you'd be informed unless you were extremely high up
     
  10. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    A direct replacement? I highly doubt it. Anyone with an iPhone atm would be forced to move networks if they wish to upgrade when their contract runs out. That's not cool and I hope the regulator would have something to say about it.

    An expansion to Orange? Possibly, although this supposed 5 year exclusivity deal seems to put water on it (metaphorically and, what the hell, a physical iPhone too!). There probably is a get-out clause in the contract, but it'd cost Apple a LOT of money, and some PR too.
     
  11. Phil A. Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A312g Safari/528.16)

    I think you'll be disappointed then. Not only do O2 explicitly forbid tethering with any of their phones (and most physically support it), they won't even sell you a bolt on for tethering.

    Their policy is a simple option of buying a USB dongle on a separate plan if you want to tether
     
  12. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Soon see hey :eek:
     
  13. sallythemac Guest

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    This topic bores me. Each and everytime a thread is made about it.
     
  14. Centralman macrumors newbie

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    I found this link the other day. It was posted on the Iphoneblog.com at the beginning of May.

    Link : http://www.theiphoneblog.com/2009/05/05/iphone-3g-coming-orange-uk/

    [​IMG]

    By the way this is my first post and would like to say great forum and rumors on all apple products!:D

    CentralMan
     
  15. con500 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for sharing :D
     
  16. sallythemac Guest

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    A lot of networks support the iPhone, even if it's not officially available on their network. Engadet had some stuff about T-Mobile US apologising for a voicemail blackout recently to their iPhone customers, and saying they would fix it.

    You can ring Orange and ask for the settings for your unlocked iPhone and they will tell you them.
     
  17. Planky macrumors regular

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    I really hope Orange get to sell iPhones

    O2's network is so rubbish that I cannot even get edge network let alone 3G :mad::mad:
    Whereas Orange and Three both have 3G in my area.

    So there was no reason to upgrade to the 3G phone when it came out. (except GPS).

    My contract runs out soon so please please be true!
     
  18. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    Have you got a 3G sim card or an old one?
     
  19. Planky macrumors regular

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    a 3G sim card. O2 just do not have 3G (or edge) here.
    :(:(
     
  20. tomwebber macrumors newbie

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    I went to an Orange shop in London last week to find out when my contract was up.

    I chatted with the girl in the shop and she told me that Orange were 'in negotiations' over the iPhone.

    But for all we know, every UK network could be chatting to Apple over releasing the iPhone.
     
  21. mad-diesel macrumors newbie

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    Whats Tethering??

    Hello - Dumb question, whats tethering??
     
  22. alexph macrumors regular

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    Hi,


    There are all sorts of rumours flying around at the moment. My money is on either it will be offered on multiple networks in UK or that VF will get it.

    This was on a VF forum the other day and posted by a VF staff member:
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    Hi steveuklad1 and welcome aboard to the forum!

    I have to agree with DPH in alot of ways here.... I can see that you have decided at his advice to wait until we launch the iphone later this year and I would recommend you do this too, I wouldnt shell out your hard earned pennies on cancelling a contract now instead of waiting until September.

    Unlocking such a handset prior to that will cause you such a headache!

    Have a look at the HTC Magic, I have to also say that its looking likely for my next upgrade and Im a huge Nokia fan, so this is groundbreaking for me!

    Have a look at what the Magic does, in this link here.


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    Who knows, perhaps we will find on on June 8th

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  23. manorpark macrumors member

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    The below answer is from 26th May on the VF forum, I must say that they do not seem to be going out of their way to deny it, so who knows ?

    I would be very happy if the new iphone went to VF !


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    Hi everyone,

    As we've had lots of new threads and queries recently about the expected new version of the iPhone and whether it's going to be available through Vodafone or not when it eventually arrives, so we thought that it would be best to give everyone an update as to what our current position is.

    Basically, as it stands, nothing has been announced internally within Vodafone to say that we're going to be stocking any version of the iPhone, therefore we at the eForum can't give you a conclusive answer either way at the moment.

    If it turns out that we do start stocking the iPhone, then I'm sure it'll be announced via our web page, our Coming Soon section and right here on the eForum - so keep your eyes peeled

    As always, if you've got any technical queries then we'll be more than happy to help out if you post on the forum.

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  24. alexph macrumors regular

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    Me too.

    I managed to get O2 to cancel my contract and refund my fees (their service was almost non existant in our area despite their denial). Anyway have approx £500 from them and was going to nip over to Belgium and buy an Unlocked iPhone.

    Hopefully however this wont be necessary if VF do start selling it

    Alex
     

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