UK: which other network providers are getting iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bob2131, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    hi, ive heard rumours that orange and 3 and vodaphone are getting iphone.

    anybody know anything? has there been an official announcement?
    So its best to wait and see the price of tarrifs etc, as i guess it will mean price competition and 3 are known to be quite competitive.

    any info/news, tips, advice about this situation please post here.

    cheers.
     
  2. ACDeag macrumors regular

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    Three are not getting the iPhone, they have been buying unlocked ones unofficially and using them as a retention tool. The only networks officially announced are Vodafone, Orange and of course O2.
     
  3. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    why are 3 buying handsets?

    do we have dates for orange and vodaphone?
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Orange before Xmas, Vodafone in the new year.
     
  5. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks.

    should we expect handset prices to drop?

    should we expect 02 tarrifs to drop?

    i was looking at gettting a simplictiy sim with 02.
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    There have been no tariff details or handset prices announced by either of them yet. We'll just have to be patient and wait for an announcement.
     
  7. ACDeag macrumors regular

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    They are using them to retain high value customers who threaten to leave.
     
  8. bob2131 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no way!

    im planning to leave them at xmas, been with them for over 3 years.

    im just gonna write them a letter asking for termination and my pac code.
    i hate their customer service calls.
     
  9. dtdyer01 macrumors member

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    The networks have already confirmed that there wont be a price war in terms of tariff price. Possibly more mins and text. The reason they wont enter a price war is because the iPhone makes poor profit margins.
     
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