UK iPhone in the future, which carriers?

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  1. Radioman macrumors regular

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    I have had an iPhone on O2 since it came out last year and, having moved from Voodoofone I found the coverage really poor.

    What's the current thinking about other carriers getting access in the coming months? Have heard rumours about Orange, but would love it if it was available on Vodafone.
     
  2. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bump - Are there *really* no rumours about iPhone on other carriers in the UK :confused:
     
  3. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    there was rumour about Orange having it sometime in 2009 but truth be told I don't think any of the other carriers want it.

    Vodafone certainly think that they can position the new BB to at least compete profitably with iP and T-Mobile are tremedously upbeat on Android.

    Google is arguably a bigger and better name than Apple, and being TMobile the plans are cheap.
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    No one knows how long the exclusivity for iPhone is with O2.

    Some have said it's 5 years, so if it is don't expect any change soon.

    Phazer
     
  5. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was really hoping for Vodafone TBH as their coverage is best all round IMHO. Oh well...
     
  6. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    me too, but go get the new BB ON Voda, its a better device anyway.
     
  7. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not from what I've heard...
     
  8. thechungster macrumors regular

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    Is Orange any good with 3G coverage in the UK?
     
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  10. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    You should try them both before commenting.

    One is a fancy toy the other is useful.
     
  11. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Subjective issues like this will always be divisive I guess.
     
  12. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    From what was said way back the only way Apple can bail on O2 is if the iPhone is a non-seller.
     
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  14. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    it wasn't subjective..
     
  15. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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  16. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Could buy a French phone and use here?

    You can always petition O2 to get a mast up - talk to an O2 manager in store for details on the current masts, and how to try and get something better in your area.
     
  17. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    I thought the French iPhone was country locked?

    I really hope it goes to Vodafone.
     

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