2 November 09
Orange to bring iPhone to UK on November 10th
- Orange launches iPhone on November 10 â€“ early-bird opening and late closing in selected stores
- iPhone will retail in Orange shops, Orange on-line, Orange HMV concessions, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and more
- New great-value iPhone offers â€“ iPhone is free from Â£30 on 24 month Orange contract
- Available to Orange Pay as you Go, Pay Monthly and Business customers
- Best 3G network in the UK, covering more people than any other, along with extensive nationwide WIFI coverage, offering the most compelling multimedia experience available
Orange today announced that it will launch iPhone in the UK on 10th November. iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available in Orange stores on Tuesday November 10 from 7am*, with new great value Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go price plans for both business and consumer customers.
iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance - up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G, with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone customers also get access to more than 85,000 applications from Appleâ€™s revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world where customers have already downloaded over two billion apps.
iPhone will be available in all 402 UK Orange stores, its online shop, telesales channels, and its Orange HMV concessions, as well as through Apple Retail Stores, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and other selected high street partners. A number of Orange stores across the UK* will be celebrating the launch of iPhone on Orange with early opening times from 7am on November 10th, with other stores across the country keeping their doors open until late. Orange globally now offers iPhone in 28 countries and territories.
Tom Alexander, CEO of Orange UK, said, â€œThe 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 November 10 weâ€™re pleased to be fulfilling that ambition.â€
Orange iPhone Pricing: Orange is launching a range of specifically designed iPhone plans and price points all with excellent data usage options, to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy iPhone on Orange.
â€¢ Pay Monthly - iPhone 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models will be available on multiple monthly plans, with the 16GB 3GS free on Â£45 plans and the 3G model free from Â£30 plans (both with a 24-month contract). For those looking for full all-inclusive packages, a new high end â€œtravellerâ€ offer with inclusive roaming call and data allowance is available at Â£125 month. All plans include unlimited** anytime, anywhere UK mobile data usage on Orangeâ€™s data network, which has the largest 3G population coverage in the UK. In addition customers will also get free unlimited use of the UK's largest single public Wi-Fi network, BT Openzone.
â€¢ Pay as You Go (PAYG) â€“ Customers topping-up by Â£50 at purchase will be able to buy an iPhone 3G on Orange PAYG for Â£333. Any customer buying an iPhone on Orange PAYG will automatically get 250MB of data each month, plus unlimited use of the UKâ€™s largest single public Wi-Fi network, BT Openzone, for 12 months.
â€¢ Business Plans - Multiple 18 and 24 month plans at Â£30, Â£40 and Â£50 per month, as well as an unlimited Business Infinity tariff.
â€¢ iPhone tethering bundles - Customers wanting to use their iPhone to get mobile broadband on their laptop can take out additional bundles starting at Â£5 per month.
Full detail on pricing and plans available at www.orange.co.uk/iphone
*For further details on 10th November store opening times please contact the Orange press office.
** Fair usage of 750MB mobile data per month applies.
PICTURES AVAILABLE INCLUDE iPHONE PRODUCT SHOTS AND OTHER ORANGE-RELATED SNAPS. www.orange.co.uk/newsroom
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In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%. At the end of September 2009, Orange had more than 17 million customers in the UK â€“ 16.11 million active mobile customers and approximately 900,000 fixed broadband customers.
At the end of 2008, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 53.5 billion euros (12.7 billion euros for the first quarter of 2009) and at 31st March 2009, the Group had a customer base of almost 184 million customers in 32 countries. These include 123 million mobile customers worldwide and 13 million broadband Internet (ADSL) customers in Europe. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband Internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
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