Ever since Orange and Vodafone joined O2 as telecom providers licensed to sell the iPhone in the UK it had been rumoured that T-Mobile would also be joining them. Now this has been made a reality as the operator confirms it is to stock the new handset.
As well as the mobile providers themselves, retail outlets such as Phones4U and the Carphone Warehouse will also be stocking the handset on its UK release date of the 24th of June. Pre-orders of the iPhone 4 will be accepted from today.
However, despite the fact that T-Mobile will now be offering the new iPhone device, it will not be able to sell the phone until after this date and no details have been given as of yet as to when customers will be able to buy the new iPhone 4 on this network. It is also unknown how much it will cost and how its tariffs will compare to its competitors.
T-Mobile released the following statement on the issue:
“T-Mobile UK will launch the iPhone 4, the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in the coming weeks.”
So, personal and business T-Mobile customers will just have to wait and see what becomes of this over the “coming weeks” and if the operator is able to compete for a sizeable share of the iPhone market.