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SingTel, others announce iPhone carrier deals

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, May 12, 2008
News Categories: iPhone

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), Bharti Airtel, Globe Telecom, and SingTel subsidiary Optus have announced they have reached deals with Apple to offer the iPhone in their respective markets later in 2008. SingTel will offer the phone in Singapore, Bharti Airtel in India, Globe Telecom in the Philippines, and Optus in Australia. The announcement of Bharti in India and Optus in Australia also makes these the second and third confirmed non-exclusive iPhone country carriers, behind Telecom Italia Mobile in Italy, as Vodafone will offer the handset in all three markets later this year. StarHub, Singapore’s second-largest telecom firm behind SingTel, said it expects all three mobile operators in the area — SingTel, StarHub and MobileOne — to be offering the phone by the end of the year.

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1

“StarHub, Singapore’s second-largest telecom firm behind SingTel, said it expects all three mobile operators in the area — SingTel, StarHub and MobileOne — to be offering the phone by the end of the year.”

Not to be picky, but none of the links in the article say anything about Starhub and M1 offering the iPhone alongside SingTel. A link saying so would be much appreciated (I’m currently on Starhub). Thanks!

Posted by MacSheikh on May 12, 2008 at 6:09 AM (PDT)

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From the WSJ article linked in the first sentence:

“In Singapore, StarHub Ltd., the island state’s second-largest telecommunications firm by revenue behind SingTel, said it expects all three mobile operators in the market—SingTel, StarHub and MobileOne Ltd.—to be offering the iPhone by the end of the year.”

Posted by Charles Starrett on May 12, 2008 at 6:13 AM (PDT)

3

Optus offering a 3G iPhone - maybe I’ll have to get one of those things after all then wink

Posted by yinyang on May 12, 2008 at 6:24 AM (PDT)

4

Can’t see it in the free article preview. I guess it’s in the full article. I’ll take your word for it then! grin

Posted by MacSheikh on May 12, 2008 at 6:52 AM (PDT)

5

I am starting to get antsy about not hearing about Japan in any of these announcements. Get that white dog to bring it in please.

Posted by John on May 13, 2008 at 2:45 AM (PDT)

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