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Friday, June 11, 2010

O2 UK iPhone Data Pricing Unveiled

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/151...l?lsrc=rss_main

"O2 is the first UK network to unveil pricing for its iPhone 4 tariffs. Apple's latest smartphone will be available on either 18- or 24-month contracts, with prices starting from £25 for 100 minutes of calls and unlimited text messaging."

O2 is going the way of AT&T though, when it comes to data. They have several variations ranging in prices but the data caps start at 500MB per month and go up to 1GB per month for data. They haven't revealed, however, the actual price of the iPhone 4, at least if they have I haven't seen it. You can find out more at the O2 site, where they have a handy chart so you can tell exactly what you will be paying for data based on the contract you purchase.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

O2 and Orange Announce Launch Date for iPhone 4

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/06/...e-24-o2-orange/

"Great news for UK Apple fans: O2 UK has now become the first international carrier to confirm that it'll be serving up the new iPhone 4 in time for launch on June 24th."

I'm sure they were worried they would be delayed like they were for the iPad, but it looks like they will be selling the iPhone 4 right along with the US of A on June 24th.


Friday, March 12, 2010

O2 Ireland Customers Allowed to Unlock Their iPhones

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.iphonealley.com/current/...ey+-+Site-wide)

"In a somewhat surprising move today, wireless carrier O2 Ireland announced that its customers would be able to unlock Apple's iPhone. Per the O2 forum, Rod Coleman, head of O2's Customer Care unit, discussed the decision surrounding the unlocking on iPhones, especially those who want to pass on old handsets."

You have to meet several criteria, which are:

  • Registered on the O2 forum;
  • Prepaid customers must have reached minimum of €150 on the registered SIM card (this excludes bonus credits);
  • And you must have purchased the iPhone from O2 Ireland.

You can get more info on the O2 forum about this particular topic.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

O2 Fail, China Win

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...s_top_300k.html

"U.S.-based AT&T isn't the only wireless carrier to see its network come under heavy strain due to the popularity of the iPhone. Meanwhile, Apple's official provider for the handset in China this week reportedly reached the 300,000 unit sales mark."

O2 finally eased the burden, which started this past summer, after investing $48 million USD in their network and adding 200 mobile stations in and around London, which is where the network crashed. But in China it is all good for the iPhone as they have sold over 300,000 units since it was introduced a couple months ago. No word on how the network is handling the increase in iPhones, but since they have most of the internet censored I doubt they have much of a burden on their network.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tesco in UK to Start Selling iPhone 3G and 3GS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...iler_tesco.html

"Tesco, the largest chain of stores in the U.K., announced Wednesday it will soon sell Apple's iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS for use through the O2 network. Tesco Mobile, the retailer's mobile virtual network operator, will "shortly introduce" the iPhone at Tesco Phone Shops in the U.K. The handset will also be available online through Tesco Direct."

This is a joint venture, between Tesco and O2, phone stores within the Tesco store, with branded Tesco phones on the O2 network that will also be pay-as-you-go iPhones. They plan on having over 100 of these phone shops by the end of this year. So the speculation is that this is a precursor to an Apple dedicated section, like they have in some of the Best Buy and Wal-Mart stores? What are your thoughts?

Tags: hardware, iphone, tesco, o2

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vodafone to Sell iPhones in Ireland and UK

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/09...phone.carriers/

"Vodafone has announced plans to sell the iPhone in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. As sales will only begin in early 2010, few details are available, though via the web interested buyers can sign up for more information as it becomes available."

This after Orange announced it was also going to be selling the iPhone after O2's exclusivity contract apparently ended, bringing the total retailers for your UK iPhone needs to three. Well, I wonder what is going to happen in 2010 with AT&T when their exclusivity clause runs out with Apple? I think the writing is on the wall, based on what is happening in the UK. Granted, they have a bit of a different legal view in terms of cell carriers, but AT&T isn't the only game in town for Apple. What are your thoughts? 


Monday, June 22, 2009

iPhone 3G S Sales Beat Projection

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 10:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...xpectations.ars

"Despite shorter lines than last year, two weeks of pre-orders and higher than expected sales volume may have Apple reaching or exceeding the 1 million unit sales mark it hit during the first weekend of the iPhone 3G's launch. That would beat analyst expectations of about a half a million units."

We noted earlier this week that the analyst from Piper Jaffray, Gene Munster, predicted that this past weekend the sales would probably not be more than 500,000 units due to a few factors such as less countries selling it, not enough of a change, etc. However AT&T reported that it had pre-sold hundreds of thousands of units here in the US and Apple, I'm sure, also had high pre-sale numbers. So coupling that with the sales from Best Buy and Wal-Mart, it was expected that sales would beat projections.  

And today's news release from Apple confirms the 500,000 was a low estimate, very low in fact. According to Apple, they sold over 1 million iPhone 3G S models for the weekend ending Sunday June 21st. 

 


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