MSE News: Orange dashes hopes of iPhone price war

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Former_MSE_Natasha
Former_MSE_Natasha Posts: 672 Forumite
edited 2 November 2009 at 5:52PM in Mobiles
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Mobile giant Orange will sell the Apple iPhone from 10 November, ending the 02 monopoly on the popular smartphone ..."

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  • talkalot
    talkalot Posts: 218 Forumite
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    If this report is true then Orange will launch the IPhone on the 10th November.
    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6888201.ece
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    talkalot wrote: »
    If this report is true then Orange will launch the IPhone on the 10th November.
    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6888201.ece

    Loaded with tons of crap useless Orange branding and software.
  • Jon_01
    Jon_01 Posts: 5,872 Forumite
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    Loaded with tons of crap useless Orange branding and software.


    I don't think Apple would allow them to.
  • Snakeeyes21
    Snakeeyes21 Posts: 2,527 Forumite
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    Loaded with tons of crap useless Orange branding and software.

    hell will freeze over before apple let orange mess with their iphone.
    I detest the iphone but its good that theres finally going to be some competition.
    I bet O2 are sh*tting bricks at this, oranges 3g coverage puts O2s to shame. alot of the original iphone contracts will be up for renewal over the next few month, I wonder how many will be moving to orange
  • giovanni
    giovanni Posts: 415 Forumite
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    I am seriously considering Orange instead of O2 for the 3GS on PAYG or even contract if they have a good deal (+150£ cashback online)
  • Kilty_2
    Kilty_2 Posts: 5,818 Forumite
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    I doubt the £150 quidco will apply to iPhone contracts tbh...

    Pricing will no doubt be the same as O2 - Apple need/want just as big a cut from Orange as they're getting from O2.
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    hell will freeze over before apple let orange mess with their iphone.
    I detest the iphone but its good that theres finally going to be some competition.
    I bet O2 are sh*tting bricks at this, oranges 3g coverage puts O2s to shame. alot of the original iphone contracts will be up for renewal over the next few month, I wonder how many will be moving to orange

    Apple always call the shots over their products, Apple also called the shots over the iPhone, they were the ones who instructed the networks what to do!

    I doubt apple would even let orange brand the iPhone!
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  • Jon_01
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    Just to add, the Nov 10 date isn't confirmed by any of the Orange internal systems. So I don't know where The Times are getting their info ?
  • SparciaM
    SparciaM Posts: 586 Forumite
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    The Times are getting there info purely from the fact that the O2 exclusivity contract runs out Nov 9th, so it would be a good enough guess as any that the Orange one will start the day after (Nov 10th).
  • [Deleted User]
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    Speculation, then.

    And as someone that works for Orange, I'm not allowed to tell you when it gets launched.

    Well, I wouldn't be allowed to tell you... if they'd have told me.
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