Starting next week, iPhone fans in Portugal will be able to buy the device at any CTT store without having to be loyal to the network. The iPhone-ix package goes against the marketing philosophy imposed by Apple in all markets, with agreements where the largest operators are privileged.
According to a CTT source, the iPhone’s exclusivity in the Portuguese virtual operator was ensured by existing contacts with Deutsche Post, the German post office, in which Deutsch Telecom still has a stake. Its subsidiary T-Mobile – which has a partnership with Apple to market the iPhone in Germany – had overestimated the demand for the mobile phone, which led to excess stock that must be disposed of before the launch of the 3G version.
TeK has already contacted T-Mobile to confirm this information, but until the time of publication of this piece it has not received any response.
Editor’s Note: Not wanting to miss tradition, TeK joined the April 1 joke with this news. The truth however is that it was not a bad idea, an iPhone-ix package … See also other games that today invaded the technology sites.
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