Vodafone UK to sell iPhone 3GS

Vodafone has just announced that it too will be carrying the Apple iPhone 3G and iPhone3GS as of early 2010.

 

The news comes just a day after Orange announced it would break O2's previous two-year exclusivity on all iterations of the iPhone, to stock the lil piece o' tech from Cupertino by year end.


With Orange and T-Mobile to merge as of November this year, it'll mean that the iPhone will be available on the UK's three largest operators - O2, Vodafone and Orange/T-Mobile - and it's likely that contract prices will come down, as operators try to outdo each other in the scrabble for iPhone customers.

 

According to Pocket-lint, Steven Hartley of technology research center Ovum expects contracts to drop by £5 a month, or a drop of £120 over the length of a two-year contract.

 

But we also wonder what it'll mean for the UK's two smallest mobile networks, 3 and the MVNO Virgin Mobile, which piggybacks of T-Mobile's network. More iPhone announcements in the works? After all, the UK is one of the few countries where the iPhone was network-locked at all.

 

You can preregister your interest in a Vodafone iPhone here

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