Three Australia Asks for help to get iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by retroneo, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. retroneo macrumors 6502a

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    This is very interesting if you are Australia and on Three (the fourth 3G network here - the only one that hasn't got the iPhone). It's quite unusual too!

    Three wants our help to convince Apple to give it to them! It's great, tell your friends if you're on this carrier!

    Text iPhone to 333000 on your handset.

    and

    Register your interest here:
    http://www.three.com.au/iphone


    3 gets customers to pester Apple for iPhone
    BY STAFF WRITERS June 26, 2008 04:54pm


    3 MOBILE has launched an internet campaign encouraging their customers to "tell the powers that be at Apple" that they want aniPhone on the network.
    "We want Apple to see just how much our customers want the iPhone," said director of sales and marketing Noel Hamill.

    Apple announced earlier this month a next-generation 3G iPhone would be launched in Australia on July 11.

    Optus and Vodafone have confirmed they will sell the phone at launch, while Telstra will follow suit shortly afterwards.

    "Ever since Apple's announcement that a 3G iPhone is coming, we've had lots of calls and emails – the main flavour is people wanting to get the value that 3 offers with the iPhone," Mr Hamill said.

    The company launched Australia's first 3G network in 2003.

    3's campaign to carry the iPhone will begin tomorrow. Customers will be able to join the petition online or through SMS by sending the word "iPhone" to 333 000.

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23926343-5016091,00.html

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/3-launches-iphone-petition/2008/06/26/1214073422618.html
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    What a sh*thouse publicity stunt.

    They're just doing this to drum up interest ahead of their official announcement.

    3 already have it folks - all they're doing here is making their customers think they have some sort of sway over Apple.
     
  3. kevinnugent macrumors newbie

    kevinnugent

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    Why bother if they've already got it?

    Remember the guys that took 2.0 apart and found all the carriers, and 3 Australia wasn't on the list?

    I'd hazard a guess this is their way of trying to stop a massive churn of their clients onto VF or Optus on/after 11/7/08.

    Remember the F.U.D. principal. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. :)
     
  4. priesty16 macrumors newbie

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    who cares wether three has got a deal with apple about the iPhone or not..

    simply, we as the public dont know! so lets get as many people as we can to sign the petition thing and lets get the iPhone on three!!
     
  5. LiveForever macrumors 6502

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