It's Official Now: T-Mobile in Germany Carrier for iPhone (400 Euros+2 yr)
BERLIN, 19. September 2007 - Apple and T-Mobile announced today that the prominent German mobile communications operator of exclusive marketing partners for the revolutionary iPhone is of Apple in Germany. On 9. November starts the sale of the iPhones in Germany. The iPhone combines three products in one - a mobile phone, one iPod with broad picture display and an Internet communications equipment. The operation effected over a new user surface, which is based on a large Multitouch display and software, over which the iPhone with the fingers be served can. Already 74 days after the marketing start in the USA to 29. June sold Apple the einmillionste iPhone.
“We are enthusiastically that we bring the iPhone with T-mobile as partners on the German market,” say Steve Jobs, CEO von Apple. “The resonance on the iPhone in the USA is unbelievable, and we can hardly wait for it to present the innovative portable radio equipment of the world also the customer of T-mobile.”
“We are convinced to be able to inspire our customers to experience the mobile Internet with that iPhone” say Hamid Akhavan, chairman of the board of T-mobile international. “I am proud that Apple and T-Mobile now as partners co-operate. At present best portable radio equipment transmits soon in the best German net. “
Apart from the attractive features, which made the equipment in the USA so popular, iPhone users in Germany also direct access become on the newest music offer of Apple, which recently introduced iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store gets. Music fan can browse with this new service wirelessly over a WLAN network in iTunes net curtain, determined song and albums search, listen to, buy and directly on the iPhone to down load. With that music fan their purchases can play iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store immediately on their iPhone, a computer are not needed. As soon as the iPhone is attached at the PC or Mac, automatically a synchronisation the song with that, loaded down, takes place iTunes library.
The T-mobile-net is made possible also the singular Visual Voicemail of the iPhones to support, the immediate access to that messages, which interest it in most for the users. Until at the end of of 2007 will offer T-mobile as only network users in Germany EDGE in the entire GSM net. EDGE accelerates the mobile data communication on up to 220 Kbit/s and is nearly four times as fast thereby as ISDN in the fixed network. With EDGE the German market leader offers 100 per cent broadband to its customers - always and everywhere. With 20.000 HotSpots T-mobile the largest W-LAN-offerer is world-wide. 8,600 HotSpots are in Germany - users can fall back here on Downloadgeschwindigkeiten of up to 11 MB/s.
Prices and availability
In Germany is the iPhone on 9. November on the market come. It is driven out over the Telekom shop and the T-mobile on-line shop. The iPhone is available with a T-mobile two-annual contract as 8GB model at the price of 399 euros inclusive value added tax. It runs over PC and Mac.