11/2/2009 10:43:00 AM
Orange confirms 10 November launch date for iPhone
Orange has confirmed it will launch the iPhone on 10 November, with the cheaper 3G model available on a £30 per month, 24 month, price plan.
The iPhone 3G and 3GS handsets will be available from 7am, while selected stores will be closing late on the day.
The iPhone 3GS will be free on a £45, 24 month contract and the 3G will be free on a £30, 24 month contract – £5 cheaper than O2’s tariff for the 3G model.
Meanwhile, customers topping up by £50 will be able to buy an iPhone 3G on Orange PAYG for £333. Any customer buying an iPhone on Orange PAYG will automatically get 250MB of data each month, plus unlimited use of the UK’s largest single public Wi-Fi network, BT Openzone, for 12 months.
Customers wanting to use their iPhone to get mobile broadband on their laptop can take out additional bundles starting at £5 per month.
The handset will be on sale in Orange shops, Orange online, Orange HMV concessions, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u.
Phones 4u confirmed today (2 November) that it would sell the iPhone on both O2 and Orange from 10 November.
Orange UK CEO Tom Alexander said: 'The excitement for the iPhone is immense, and this is a great day for our customers, our company and our employees. Since we announced the iPhone on Orange, we have already seen more than a quarter of a million customers register their interest on our website.
‘We will be matching their enthusiasm with a 3G mobile broadband network that covers more people in the UK than any other operator, a commitment to deliver the best 3G experience on the iPhone and best-in-class applications and plans. Earlier this year, we stated our ambition to become the destination brand of choice for high-end mobile users in the UK. With the launch of the iPhone on 10 November, we’re pleased to be fulfilling that ambition.’