Vodafone to Deliver iPhone in Australia, Italy and Other Countries

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  1. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    Vodafone to Offer Apple’s iPhone in Ten Countries (Australia India Italy NZ SA, etc.)

    Vodafone press release -

    http://www.vodafone.com/start/media_relations/news/group_press_releases/2007/vodafone_to_offer0.html

    Vodafone to Offer Apple’s iPhone in Ten Markets

    06 May 2008

    Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network.
     
  3. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    Damn you, I was just about to post this. Well, yet more fuel for the 3G fire it seems. Plus this should keep little Emir happy (see his plans to travel to the UK to buy a discounted iPhone).
     
  4. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    US... check
    Canada... check
    Austria... check
    Germany... check
    UK... check
    Ireland... check
    France... check
    Australia... check
    Czech Republic... check
    Egypt... check
    Greece... check
    Italy... check
    India... check
    Portugal... check
    New Zealand... check
    South Africa... check
    Turkey... check

    Waiting on: Brazil, China, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Spain, et al.
     
  5. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Just about to add this :(

    You beat me to it...


    But YAY Australia is finally getting the iPhone.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Is this is seriously the case....then Oh....my....God!

    Finally, some closure on the matter. I can rest easy knowing that Telstra won't be the one (or the only one) selling the iPhone at massively inflated prices.
     
  7. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    Good news I guess. But the iPhone has been here in Australia since the US launch. I reckon Australia has the most unlocked iPhones than any other country in the world. I live in a rural city and I know 3 other people who have iPhones (I also have one). I hope mine will somehow be able to get unlimited data.
     
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    Official: The new iPhone 3G with Vodafone

    Vodafone has confirmed that iPhone is coming out in Italy with Vodafone.

    Here you can know more
     
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    can't read it but it loooks fishy. Doubt its real.
     
  12. retroneo macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't say exclusive...

    i.e. It may not be locked to Vodafone!

    Woo hoo!!
     
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    You're wrong. The news has been reported also by one authoritative newspaper, together with the official announcement by TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) and by Vodafone Italia that they signed an agreement with Apple to distribute the 3G iPhone in Italy.

    Apple signed, for the first time since the iPhone has been in the market, both with TIM and Vodafone for the iPhone distribution in Italy.

    Here you are the links:
    http://www.repubblica.it/2005/b/sezioni/scienza_e_tecnologia/mondomac/annuncio-tim/annuncio-tim.html

    In addition, Vodafone officially announced that they will be selling the iPhone, by this year's end, in 10 countries world-wide: Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Egypt, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey.

    This time it's neither phishing nor a fake: there's the official communication by Vodafone.
     
  17. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Canada was already announced by Rogers.

    http://your.rogers.com/investorrelations/news_wireless.asp

    Rogers Issues Statement on the Apple iPhone
    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Ted Rogers, President and Chief Executive
    Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. today issued the following statement:
    We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the
    iPhone to Canada later this year. We can't tell you any more about it right
    now, but stay tuned.
     
  18. sananda macrumors 68020

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    ha de ha ha.
     
  19. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Add to that Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Luxembourg
     
  20. grigio60 macrumors newbie

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    In Italy Apple signed an agreement with TWO operators, Vodafone and its main competitor, Telecom Italia Mobile.

    The terms of usage are likely to be:
    - Flat rates for bundled voice and data.
    - iPhone sold at a "favourable price" with the SIM locked to the choosen operator for the first nine months.
    - The user can switch after nine months to whatever else operator, having to pay a fee for the unlock operation.
    - If the user decides to switch to another operator after 18 months, the unlock operation will be for free.
     
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    I know! I was fairly sure once these rumours started to get around that the iPhone wouldn't have been exclusively with telstra, but its good hearing official information that Vodafone will be releasing it, as well as optus.

    Personally, i'd really like optus to have it, and obv. with a reasonable deal, as I think they are the best mobile carrier in aus atm when all factors are considered, and I really want to go back with them.
     
  23. joeshell383 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I imagine June is going to be a HUGE month for Apple (and AAPL;))
     
  24. tringo macrumors regular

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    It is interesting to see all these countries agreeing now that the 3G is coming out.

    Despite the brilliance of the first iPhone I think from a business perspective Apple missed out on a LOT of money by going with EDGE.

    In fact; O2 had to build an entirely new network for the EDGE to work, so it appears that Vodafone must have told Apple to go shove their EDGE iPhone where the sun don't shine.

    You are absolutely right. If they release the new phone to all these countries on the same day AAPL is going to sell waaaayyyy more than 10m iPhones this year. We could easily see this stock $250 by the end of year.
     

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