March 19, 2010: Thanks to dirt cheap prepaid (no contract) calling plans, and low average revenue per user (ARPU), India’s carriers have virtually no appetite (no margin room) to subsidize handsets. Now add in the fact that India’s networks had overwhelmingly relied on 2G, and have been far behind schedule in deploying 3G. This equation [...]
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Vodafone joined has joined the iPhone party and is now the fourth carrier in the UK to carry Apple’s popular smartphone. The iPhone launched through Vodafone this past week with a whopping 100,000 unit sales in the first week post-release. Vodafone UK CEO, Guy Laurence, was very pleased with initial sales of Apple’s smartphone: The [...]
Posted in iPhone Hong Kong on Nov 30th, 2009
Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone-Telecommunications (SmarTone-Vodafone* HK) announced on Monday, November 30th that they have reached agreement with Apple to offer the iPhone in Hong Kong. This will be the second carrier deal for Apple in Hong Kong. Apple signed with Hutchison Planet “3″ in July 2008. The move to add another carrier in Hong Kong [...]
Apple knits up billion dollar plans for iPhone David Frith | July 08, 2008 Oh, how words can come back to haunt you. Greg Winn, Telstra’s US operational chief and one of chief executive Sol Trujillo’s famed three amigos, must be regretting his disparaging remarks last year about Apple’s iPhone. Winn, who is considered second in [...]
iPhone demand overwhelms carrier Andrew Colley | June 17, 2008 EXCERPT: MOBILE carrier Vodafone Australia’s pre-registration website for the iPhone has lured about 40,000 visitors daily since the telco opened the site early last week. The website allows consumers to sign up to purchase the iPhone ahead of the July 11 launch date. It is [...]