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The Complete Guide to iPhone Service Providers

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In an effort to help our readers get official, localized information on Apple's next-generation iPhones, which will soon be rolled out across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, we have created a page called The Complete Guide to iPhone Service Providers. For now, our goal is to provide links to local telecom providers, learn whether or not high-speed 3G networking services are available, and also determine whether Apple offers online sales of hardware or iTunes Store content for each country on the list. We will update this list as new carriers are announced.

Country + Region Carriers 3G Option iTunes Store Apple.com Store
North America
Canada Rogers Wireless Yes Yes Yes
Mexico Telcel/America Movil* Yes Yes* Yes
United States AT&T (3G Coverage Maps) Yes Yes Yes
South America/Caribbean
Argentina Claro/America Movil*, Movistar/Telefonica Yes Yes* No
Brazil Claro/America Movil*, Vivo/Telefonica, TIM Yes Yes* No
Chile Claro/America Movil*, Telefonica Yes Yes* No
Colombia Comcel/America Movil*, Telefonica Yes Yes* No
Dominican Republic Orange, Claro/America Movil* Yes No No
Ecuador Porta/America Movil*, Movistar/Telefonica Yes No No
El Salvador Claro/America Movil*, Telefonica Yes Yes* No
French West Indies Orange Yes No No
Guatemala Claro/America Movil*, Telefonica Yes Yes* No
Honduras Claro/America Movil* Yes No No
Jamaica MiPhone No No No
Nicaragua Claro/America Movil*, Movistar/Telefonica Yes No No
Panama Movistar/Telefonica No Yes* No
Paraguay Claro/America Movil* No No No
Peru Claro/America Movil*, Peru No Yes* No
Uruguay Claro/America Movil*, Movistar/Telefonica Yes No No
Venezuela Movistar/Telefonica No Yes* No
Africa/Middle East
Botswana Orange No No No
Cameroon Orange No No No
Central African Republic Orange No No No
Egypt Orange, Vodafone Yes No No
Equatorial Guinea Orange No No No
Guinea Orange No No No
Guinea-Bissau Orange No No No
Ivory Coast Orange No No No
Jordan Orange No No No
Kenya Orange No No No
Madagascar Orange No No No
Mali Orange No No No
Mauritius Orange No No No
Niger Orange No No No
Qatar Vodafone No Yes* No
Senegal Orange No No No
South Africa Vodacom/Vodafone Yes Yes* No
Europe
Austria One/Orange, T-Mobile Yes Yes Yes
Belgium Mobistar/Orange Yes Yes Yes
Croatia T-Mobile Yes Yes* No
Czech Republic O2/Telefonica, T-Mobile, Vodafone Yes Yes* No
Denmark TeliaSonera Yes Yes Yes
Estonia TeliaSonera Yes No No
Finland TeliaSonera Yes Yes Yes
France Orange Yes Yes Yes
Germany T-Mobile Yes Yes Yes
Greece Vodafone Yes Yes No
Hungary T-Mobile Yes Yes* No
Ireland O2 Yes Yes Yes
Italy Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM), Vodafone Yes Yes Yes
Latvia LMT/TeliaSonera Yes No No
Liechtenstein Orange, Swisscom Yes No No
Lithuania TeliaSonera Yes No No
Luxembourg VOXmobile, LUXGSM Yes Yes Yes
Malta Vodafone No No No
Moldova Orange Yes No No
Norway TeliaSonera Yes Yes Yes
Poland ERA/PTC/T-Mobile, Orange Yes Yes* No
Portugal Optimus/Orange, Vodafone Yes Yes Yes
Réunion Island Orange Yes No No
Romania Orange Yes Yes* No
Russia MTS, MegaFon, Vimpelcom Yes Yes* No
Slovakia Orange, T-Mobile Yes Yes* No
Spain Movistar/Telefonica Yes Yes Yes
Sweden TeliaSonera Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Orange, Swisscom Yes Yes Yes
The Netherlands T-Mobile Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Turkcell, Vodafone No Yes* No
United Kingdom O2 Yes Yes Yes
Asia/Pacific
Australia Optus, Telstra, Vodafone Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong 3/Hutchison Telecom Yes Yes* Yes
India Bharti Airtel, Vodafone No Yes* No
Japan SoftBank Mobile Yes Yes Yes
Macau 3 Macau/Hutchison Telecom Yes No No
New Zealand Vodafone Yes Yes Yes
Philippines Globe Telecom Yes Yes* No
Singapore SingTel Yes Yes* Yes
Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom Yes Yes* Yes

* Denotes App Store-only country.

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Comments

1

For God’s sakes put Romania (Orange) on that list! Why always everybody forgets this damn country??

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 7, 2008 at 2:19 PM (CDT)

1

South Africa currently does not have vodafone as a operator. Vodafone has a 50% share in our Vodacom network - they use vodacom to distribute their services. Please update the South African URL to http://www.vodacom.co.za

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 7, 2008 at 2:23 PM (CDT)

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Hey guys!

From what I know (and have verified) Austria is exclusively T-moblie territory for the moment.

Cheers.
Alicia

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM (CDT)

1

Orange has claimed Austria is amongst its territories; it appears that a number of companies are either planning expansion or hardware sales in new markets.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM (CDT)

1

Thanks for clarifying. I read that they have claimed so, but no sign as yet. We’ll see what the near future brings, eh?
Greets,
Alicia

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 8, 2008 at 3:31 AM (CDT)

1

WHY???? ahhh
Why does Half of my state not have AT&T???

that makes me so mad. I will just buy the phone then, who needs service? =P

Wrong place. wrong time…that’s usually me

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 10, 2008 at 6:19 PM (CDT)

1

What about Puerto Rico?
I cannot believe how a country like Dominican Republic can get the iPhone and Puerto Rico (being part of the United States!) does not! How? Why? WHY!? *cries*

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 11, 2008 at 2:43 PM (CDT)

1

It’s wrong about Spain. The spanish provider is Movistar/Telefónica, not Orange.

iphone.movistar.es

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 12, 2008 at 4:58 PM (CDT)

1

Why is the Netherlands missing?
11th of juli on t-mobile network.
Check t-moblie website if you don’t believe me>

http://www.t-mobile.nl/iphone/intro.html

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 12, 2008 at 5:10 PM (CDT)

1

The list is constantly being updated. Thanks for your continued comments.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 12, 2008 at 5:38 PM (CDT)

1

BTW, Claro in Peru offers 3G at least in Lima (finally!). Not sure about Telefónica, though.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 12, 2008 at 8:21 PM (CDT)

1

Please put Pakistan in the list, we’v got one of the fastest frowing mobile sectors in the world with over 20 milion customers. I’m sure with 6 large operators apple can tap on to something and the market is potentially great!

:(

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 13, 2008 at 1:28 AM (CDT)

1

Qatar is listed at Apple page but not listed here. It is the 3rd country in the Mideast to have the iphone.
Any info when Saudi Arabia will have the iphone. The waiting game sucks period.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 13, 2008 at 2:41 AM (CDT)

1

What about Lebanon ?? We need the iPhone in Lebanon we were waiting from the 1st generation to have an iPhone without a crack !!

So please when it will be in Lebanon??

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 13, 2008 at 2:50 AM (CDT)

1

This is the wrong way to launch the iPhone 3G in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong people has long done away with carrier locked mobile phones.

Not sure if the current announced models of iPhone 3G will be attractive enough to cause people to switch to “3” or to commit to a carrier contract.

The trend in Hong Kong is for carrier to no have any contractual commitments.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 13, 2008 at 10:53 PM (CDT)

1

Update for Austria. Orange’s partner “One” will be carrying the iPhone 3G from 11 July, priced at €149 and €229

http://www.one.at/

greets!

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 15, 2008 at 5:11 AM (CDT)

1

I don’t think Apple will enter the market in Lebanon. Unless I missed any other country, the biggest surprise is the exclusion of Israel, where there’s a HUGE market for iPhones.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 15, 2008 at 7:53 AM (CDT)

1

For Chile
Claro/America Movil and Telefonica both do have 3G networks.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 15, 2008 at 10:06 PM (CDT)

1

Movistar/Telefonica is also delivering iPhone on argentina. That carrier and Claro/America Mobile, both have 3G networks.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 16, 2008 at 3:58 PM (CDT)

1

One of the companies that is providing the iPhone 3G to Portugal is Orange, but it was renamed Optimus in our country (don’t know why). Maybe that’s why you didn’t found the correct link to Orange portuguese store, that is: http://www.optimus.pt. You can see a section on the first page related to the iPhone pre-registration. You can also see that the portuguese Apple store allready corrected the inicial error of Orange and is now redirecting to the Optimus website: http://www.apple.com/pt/iphone/buy/

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on June 24, 2008 at 2:54 PM (CDT)

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