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Orange to start UK iPhone sales on November 10

Update: Orange has announced pricing for the iPhone, in a dizzying matrix of subscription & pay-as-you-go plans (Monkey, Dolphin, Canary, Racoon & Camel? Really?) matched with varying purchase costs. All plans include free unlimited WiFi access; wireless data is 250MB/mo on the PAYG plans...

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French and German carriers release iPhone pricing (Update: and Italy's, too)

Heads up, mimes, and er... strudels: the iPhone 3G S pricing for France and Germany has been released! One of France's providers, Orange, plans to charge €229 ($318US) for the 32GB version and €149 ($206US) for the 16GB with a one-year minimum contract. The least expensive contract will...

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Contract-free iPhones selling in France

When Apple was planning to sell the iPhone in France, Orange was identified as the exclusive carrier. The problem was that France prohibits a carrier lock to extend beyond 6 months. Additionally, French provider Bouygues Telecom SA filed a complaint with the Competition Council about that agreement...

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In France, Apple must let other carriers sell iPhone

The French government's competition watchdog told Apple that it must allow other carriers besides Orange to offer the iPhone. Orange is a subsidiary of France Telecom. In September, Orange competitor Bouygues Telecom SA filed a complaint with the Competition Council about the exclusivity agreement....

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Orange denies planting iPhone customers

Last week, there was a story stating that Orange had hired actors to pad iPhone lineups for the Polish debut. This week, they're denying it. According to Orange, some of their employees were joining customers in line to share in the excitement and talk about the product, not pose as potential...

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Orange pays Polish actors to line up for iPhone

Here's an odd story. When the iPhone launches in Poland today (8/22), there will be long lines at Orange retail stores. In fact, it's guaranteed. Reuters is reporting that Orange has hired actors to queue up at "...twenty stores" on Friday to spark in interest. Before you say, "That's crazy,"...

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Orange to trade up iPhones?

According to Boy Genius Report, French iPhone carrier Orange may be offering current iPhone users a 3G iPhone for €30 €50 (thanks to kol and jaxx for pointing out my typo!) if they trade in their old iPhone, as well as "generous subsidies" for users who wish to upgrade and keep their...

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Telefonica Movistar bringing the iPhone to Spain?

Apparently the Enterprise Data Services Manager for Telefónica España, Francisco José Santos Esteras, spoke recently at PROCOM Aragón 2008 (a communications conference) in Spain and said that Telefonica Movistar (the mobile subsidiary) has a time-limited exclusive...

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Orange offers up iPhone for EMEA

In a short press release today, Orange announced it would bring the iPhone to "customers in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and Orange's African markets later this year." The company offered no other details. For some of these...

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French buy 70,000 iPhones in first month

After selling 30,000 iPhones in the first five days, Orange reports this week that 70,000 iPhones were purchased in the first month. Nearly half (48%) went to new Orange customers, and 3,500 were sold unlocked. I'm a bit surprised that the number of unlocked phones sold isn't higher. Plus, if...

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How to tweak the Leopard Dock's color

Earlier, I posted about how you can revert those new lights in Leopard's Dock back to Tiger's old triangles (and I can't say I was too surprised to find out that most of you didn't want to revert anything-- do what feels right, man), and I said that the next thing to go would be Leopard's shiny...

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Orange gets French iPhone in November

It's official: Orange has the iPhone in France. France Telecom, Orange's parent company, says they won't subsidize the iPhone, but also didn't say anything about price, according to CNN Money. They also didn't give a release date other than November-- the UK and Germany are getting it on 9th...

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Macs on the Mobile Model?

Well, this is interesting. Our sister blog Engadget is reporting a deal in France cooked up by Euro telecoms Orange. Apparently if you sign up for three years of DSL service at €60 (~$79) a month you get a MacBook along with Apple tech support (AppleCare? - I don't read French and the original...

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