First, the Orange and T-Mobile in a 50:50 merger a few weeks ago.
Now Orange has announced that iPhone 3G will be available to Orange customers, which means Apple has ended the exclusive arrangement between UK network operator O2 and Apple.
Orange UK and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone 3G and 3GS to Orange UK customers later this year. Orange globally now offers iPhone in 28 countries and territories.
Orange, which has the largest 3G network covering more people in the UK than any other operator, will sell iPhone in all Orange direct channels including Orange shops, the Orange webshop and Orange telesales channels, as well as selected high street partners. A pre-registration site for customers to log their interest has already been launched at www.orange.co.uk/iPhone.
More information on pricing, tariffs and availability dates will be released in due course.
So what can it mean for Orange? Will it attract more cutomers? Will we see more network outage like O2? And will we see a special deals only for iPhone users like O2?
[Via: Orange Newsroom]