Vodafone pre-registering customers for iPhone 3G in India

In a bid to undermine Bharti Airtel’s latest announcement about the availability of the iPhone 3G on their network later this year, Vodafone Essar has already started registrations for the much-awaited Apple device, scheduled for a release on July 11th in other countries. Interested customers can now book an iPhone 3G on Vodafone’s website and their retail outlets. Although there are no definite dates from both sides of the pond, these two major operators seem confident that the iPhone 3G will land in India “later this year.”

The iPhone isn’t exactly an unknown quantity on the subcontinent given its availability on the gray market soon after its release last year. But it remains to be seen what route the iPhone 3G will take, as there will be no substantial difference for a customer in network speeds, since the Indian Government is still a long way from making a decision on the 3G spectrum auction.

With both the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G being released on two major networks spaced only months apart, most iPhone lovers would definitely wait for the 3G version to arrive, since nonavailability of 3G wouldn’t necessariy mean it won’t kick off later on. I am sure Vodafone’s admittance that the iPhone 3G will work at 2G speeds only will not make much of a difference for people who have known what the famous device is capable of.

Read [PC World]

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • tarun

    not related to the article but u can check out telegyaan.com It mainly deals with the telecom sector in India. No propaganda but yea its a nice blog

  • riyansh

    The iPhone you'hv been waiting for. Coming soon on Vodafone. To book, sms IPHONE to 56789 or log on to http://www.vodafone.in/ and they will update you soon regarding the Price and Availability of it in Indian market. The basic information they want to book your iPhone is Your Name, Email-id, Your Mobile no. and Location. Vodafone is published a Advt. in leading newspaers regarding this. In fight for launching iPhone first in India before Bharati Airtel, they won the fight. It was speculated that Vodafone is going to launch iPhone only in December end and Bharat Airtel will launch near around Diwal festival to woo customer. But as it seems Vodafone is started booking from today, so Bharati is lacking behind only. With this Vodafone already ended many speculation whether Apple is going to launch iPhone 3G or the older version. iPhone 3G will be avilable in India in 8Gb and 16 Gb version. The date for new iPhone worlwide release is 11th July. May be they will launch iPhone 3G in India on same date.

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    http://luxurywiki.blogspot.com

  • riyansh

    The iPhone you'hv been waiting for. Coming soon on Vodafone. To book, sms IPHONE to 56789 or log on to http://www.vodafone.in/ and they will update you soon regarding the Price and Availability of it in Indian market. The basic information they want to book your iPhone is Your Name, Email-id, Your Mobile no. and Location. Vodafone is published a Advt. in leading newspaers regarding this. In fight for launching iPhone first in India before Bharati Airtel, they won the fight. It was speculated that Vodafone is going to launch iPhone only in December end and Bharat Airtel will launch near around Diwal festival to woo customer. But as it seems Vodafone is started booking from today, so Bharati is lacking behind only. With this Vodafone already ended many speculation whether Apple is going to launch iPhone 3G or the older version. iPhone 3G will be avilable in India in 8Gb and 16 Gb version. The date for new iPhone worlwide release is 11th July. May be they will launch iPhone 3G in India on same date.

    Source:

    http://luxurywiki.blogspot.com