Invisible shields don’t protect your iDevice much from serious falls. Even so, they’re extremely useful for protecting your iPod from small scratches, annoying fingerprints, and small dust particles that can get under your skin (and screen). Plus, when you have an extra function built in, it’s that much better. Though
When it comes to external batteries on the market, pretty much every one of them is the same. Some have their perks, like a built in stand or other little features that make them a bit more “luxurious” if you would. However, when you really think about it most external
Wireless carrier Orange Uganga has announced that the company has brought the iPhone to Uganda. The company is currently officering both the iPhone 3G and 3GS to users at price plans ranging from six to 24 months. Orange Uganda Chief Executive Philippe Luxcey said the initial excitement that has been registered for the service is immense. “Since we announced the arrival of iPhone on Orange, we have already seen several hundred customers register their interest on our Web site, orange.ug,” Luxcey said.
Given Tesco's expansion throughout the United Kingdom as a bix box store, a gas station and a wireless carrier in a joint venture with O2, it should come as no surprise that the outfit will offer the iPhone in its stores within the region.
A spokesperson was recently quoted as saying that the iPhone will arrive "in time for Christmas."
O2 has started unlocking iPhones in the UK for users who want to switch from their network to Orange UK, the newest carrier to get the iPhone there. Users who signed up to have their devices unlocked have begun receiving texts messages instructing them to replace the O2 SIM card with that of a different carrier (in their case, Orange), and connect the device to iTunes. It's as simple as that.
UK wireless carrier Orange created a controversy when it revealed that its "unlimited" data download allowed on an iPhone plan was actually limited to 750 megabytes. Following a firestorm of criticism via Twitter, the carrier quickly announced that it might reconsider the 750MB limit and is currently stating that the limit never existed.
A little competition never hurt anyone and in the case of Apple's iPhone, actually picked up sales quite a bit. On Tuesday, the iPhone stopped being exclusively offered by wireless carrier O2 in the UK. The device went on sale at 7 a.m. at Orange retailers with the carrier already claiming that the iPhone has gone over exceedingly well with consumers, despite already having been available to O2 customers since its initial launch. By the end of business today, the newest UK iPhone carrier on the block will have sold well more than 30,000 iPhones.
UK iPhone owners subscribed to O2 will be allowed to unlock for other carriers, according to the CEO of O2's parent company, Telefonica Europe. "Once the iPhone becomes available on other UK networks," says Matthew Key, "we will allow O2 customers to unlock their iPhones, although of course they will still need to honour any outstanding contract period they have. At the end of their contract period, they are entirely free to move to another operator -- though naturally we hope they won't want to!"
UK carrier Orange has announced their pricing for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS today to take effect at the official launch on November 10th. Prices vary with the contract you sign up for, ranging from free with an extensive plan to £539 for the 32 GB iPhone 3GS with a contract-free pay as you go plan. The pricing structure is almost exactly the same as O2's, with the exception of a lower 24-month contract and twice as many minutes and text on their entry-level 18-month contract.
Orange has announced that they will begin offering the iPhone 3GS in the UK starting on November 10, exactly one day after O2's contract for iPhone exclusivity in the region ends. While Vodafone has also announced plans to offer the device, it won't be until 2010, putting Orange in line to benefit most from the anti-O2 crowd.