Great news for those who favour competition in the mobile marketplace â€” Vodafone UK will sell the iPhone alongside Orange and, of course, O2.
Again, the details are sketchy. All we’re told is that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S will be available in the UK and Ireland “in early 2010”. That’s possibly a few months later than Orange will be releasing it, though we don’t have any juicy details yet.
Vodafone has had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the iPhone, with successive CEOs either praising or dismissing the handset. Nevertheless, you can be sure Vodafone is pleased to get a share of iPhone action in the UK’s competitive mobile space.
So, come early next year we could see a real price and deals war going on in the UK. About time, too.
Will we hear a similar announcement from T-Mobile in the next few days? It’s possible.