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Thread: Germany Loses iPhone Exclusivity
09-03-2010, 11:49 AM #1
Germany Loses iPhone Exclusivity
Whenever there's a story to be told about the iPhone losing carrier exclusivity, it's a nice reminder that such scenarios are indeed possible. As reported today by the Wall Street Journal, iPhone exclusivity in Gemany is about to end. And O2 and Vodafone are poised and ready to swoop in and carry the iPhone just in time for the holiday shopping season to commence.
Deutsche Telekom AG will lose exclusivity for Apple Inc.'s iPhone in Germany ahead of the holiday shopping season, bringing the number of providers that sell the device in the country to three, people familiar with the matter said.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Deutsche Telekom, at present, has 37 million mobile customers in Germany. Vodafone has 34.9 million mobile customers, while O2 has 16.3 million customers in Germany. The opportunity for growth in the German iPhone market is substantial.
And while everyone will jump to conclusions about the inevitability of carrier expansion in the US, all that can be safely concluded for the time being is that the iPhone user base in Germany is about to get a whole lot bigger.
Wall Street Journal
09-03-2010, 11:56 AM #2
good for them
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09-03-2010, 01:56 PM #3
good for us but i will stay with telekom
09-03-2010, 02:44 PM #4
This is good since the European T-Mobile is excellent
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09-03-2010, 03:30 PM #6
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09-03-2010, 03:59 PM #7
Same question here, why the loss.
09-03-2010, 04:19 PM #8
Their initial contract with Apple ran out.
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09-03-2010, 08:55 PM #9
Germany without iPhone?
09-04-2010, 12:24 AM #10
Time to hit eBay in Germany and sell iPhones.
09-04-2010, 05:44 AM #11
As stated, Vodafone, (available in Germany) AND O2 (Also available in Germany) will ALSO be selling the iPhone.
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09-05-2010, 09:00 PM #12
thats some really great news. the data plans on t-mobile r just insane. n o2 offers flat rates so waaaaaay better then ol grumpy pinky for sure
09-09-2010, 03:02 AM #13
I am looking forward to a VODAFONE I4! that would be so nice. I may opt to take my Tkom number with me to vodafone! way better reception where i am, and cheaper data plan!
I am (not so) patiently waiting!