11/10/2009 4:52:00 PM
Orange retail staff report good sales of iPhone on first day
Orange had sold more than 30,000 iPhones across the UK by 4pm today (10 November), smashing the previously published first day sales records, the operator has claimed.
The device went on sale in some Orange stores from 7am and many stores will stay open late.
The 3G model is available on a £30 per month, 24 month, price plan - £5 cheaper than on O2. The iPhone 3GS will be free on a £45, 24 month contract.
Customers topping up by £50 are 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.
Staff reiterated Orange’s claims that sales had been good. One staffer said: ‘We have sold loads, people have been coming in to ask for them and it is going really well. I think the stock will be getting replenishments on a regular basis.’
Another staffer said: ‘We have been quite busy, people are just coming in and asking for it. My store opened at 7am this morning and the majority of people asking for it have been existing customers, we have done a lot of upgrades.’
Meanwhile, the network’s first ever exclusive UK app, Orange Wednesdays, has gone to the top slot in its entertainment category, and has hit second place in the free apps chart on the Apple App Store, Orange said today.