I don't know if Steve Jobs is impressed by any of the telecom network providers he has dealt with to date, but certainly my recent experiences with Apple's chosen partner in the UK - O2 and their favourite retailer - Carphone Warehouse leave much to be desired. Bradford West Yorkshire (population 467,000+ doesn't have EDGE in the centre of the city - presumerably this is some kind of cunning strategy by O2 to avoid major dense urban population centres. My home town of Stockport is reasonably well covered...as is Leeds. Bradford though depends on The Cloud wi-fi hotspots, of which there are a few. So far though I've not managed to demo the iPhones capabilities to any work colleagues, 'cos GPRS is outstandingly slow and there is no wi-fi network in the building. Bradford does though have an O2 retail store in the shopping centre, and a Carphone Warehouse store immediatly outside. I thought I would check with them when Bradford would get EDGE. Carphone Warehouse Although selling iPhones and accessories none of the shop staff had heard of EDGE. No joy there then. O2 shop The pretty blond assistant (can I write that these PC days, ah, I didn't write "pretty blond young assistant" so that's ok) hadn't heard of EDGE, so referred to a senior member of staff. She hadn't heard of it either. The manager was in the back of the shop, and the assistant asked him/her/it. After a few minutes the answer came back "you have EDGE with The Cloud. It's wi-fi." I tried to explain the difference between wi-fi and EDGE infrastructure, but the assistants eyes glazed over in seconds. I guess both firms found training their staff in iPhone technology a bit too much of a burden. An even more interesting past-time is watching Carphone Warehouse sales assistants demonstrating the iPhone - certainly on par with Dixons/PC World and Currys/Comet staff.