O2 wins UK iPhone contract?

by Giles Turnbull

O2 has won the rights to sell Apple’s iPhone in the UK, according to a report in The Times.

The story says:

Apple's agreement with O2 is thought to include a continuing share of the revenues generated by each iPhone customer. O2 's network will also have to be specially configured to accommodate the Apple handset. The lure of the Apple brand is expected to lead thousands of UK mobile customers to ditch their existing contracts and switch to the iPhone provider.

It also claims that O2’s rival Vodafone pulled out after deciding “that the commercial terms on offer were not viable”.

The O2 press office wasn’t answering the phone when I tried calling just now to get comment or confirmation. Maybe they'll get back to me after they've checked their visual voicemail.


2007-07-05 11:21:45
Today a reliable source in the telecom field in UAE told me that the iPhone will reach the UAE in January 2008 and be unlocked and contract-less. Our story
2007-07-10 14:09:47
Looks like no 3G for the UK version either then :(
2007-07-10 14:11:56
My mistake, O2 DO have a 3G network, but I was led to believe they didn't - my bad.
2007-12-23 08:55:36
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