Orange gets Apple iPhone 3G/3GS in UK, no longer O2 exclusive

At last we have received the official press statement that says Orange and Apple has reached an agreement to sell the popular iPhone in the UK.

Now it seems that O2 will no longer hold the exclusive deal in the UK and Orange customers will be able to buy the iPhone later on this year, no date nor pricing has yet been confirmed. Orange recently did mention about its merge with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile to create a bigger and better business with 28.4 million customers.

O2 will still be selling the Apple iPhone to its customers but Orange customers can have a piece of the pie, the Palm Pre will be exclusive to O2 and has been said that this phone will be the iPhone killer or at least some sort of competition for the iPhone. Please read the official press statement below:

Official Press Statement:

28th September 2009, 08.30am: 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.

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