Although Apple and Orange France signed a 5-yr exclusivity deal for the iPhone 3G, Orange is now forced to accept the fact that other mobile operators can sell the highly popular smartphone across France.
This comes after the decision of the French Competition Council to ban the exclusivity, saying that it has negative effects on the competitiveness of the local mobile market.
Which means that the two other major French carriers – SFR and Bouygues Telecom – are now free to add the iPhone 3G to their holiday line-up of handsets.
Now, I wonder what happens if something similar occurs in the US and T-Mobile will have the rights to sell the iPhone 3G too, alongside AT&T…
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