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O2 wins iPhone deal for the UK

By Antonios Karantze, in , posted: 18-Sep-2007 21:29

Way back in July http://www.geekzone.co.nz/antoniosk/3257 I reported that it looked like the iPhone deal for the UK had been won by O2 (former employer of mine).

Althought it's taken some time to come to market, it's now formerly announced - out on the 9th of November, at £269:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7000370.stm

True to operator form - there's nothing on the O2 website (www.o2.co.uk), or in fact the UK Apple website. Cest la vie.



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Comment by sbiddle, on 18-Sep-2007 21:57

So that big EDGE upgrade they've been rolling out over the past few weeks inside the M25 was for a good reason! :-)


Comment by Aloha, on 18-Sep-2007 22:44

Rumours saying that O2 was so desperate to have this deal with Apple that they accepted the "40% ARPU sharing condition" of Apple. So every 40% of ARPU revenue is going to Apple.


Comment by freitasm, on 19-Sep-2007 06:24

And I just read that EDGE is "promised" to reach 30% of population. Great stuff, all you iPhone GPRS users!


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Antonios Karantze
Wellington
New Zealand


Antonios has been actively employed in the IT & Technology sector since 1991, and has worked on many commercials projects and products in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Working in product or actively managing programmes of work, he has always focused on building for the end customer, and not just promoting new technologies. Industry experience includes all telecommunications areas for business and private customers, private insurance, loyalty, media, energy and gambling. 

Since 2013, he has been involved with the development and launch of many popular smartphone applications in New Zealand, including

- TAB Mobile
- AMI & State Insurance digital experience
- Fly Buys
- Newshub for web and app
- Genesis Energy & Energy Online
- MyACC for Business

Genuinely passionate about technologies, internet and computing in general, he lives in the city he was born in - Wellington, New Zealand, the creative heart of hub of digital sector for the country.