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Telefónica to offer iPhone in 16 countries

In addition to previously announced carrier deals for the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain, Telefónica has announced (PDF Link) that it will offer the iPhone in 12 Latin America countries as well as the Czech Republic, bringing the total number of countries where it will offer the device to 16. The new Latin American agreement covers Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. César Alierta, chairman and CEO of Telefónica S.A., said, “The iPhone has changed the way people communicate and access content on the move. It has already proved hugely popular in the UK and Ireland and we’re delighted that we can now offer the same benefits to our customers in Spain, Latin America and the Czech Republic. The 16 countries in which we are the carrier of iPhone have a combined addressable market of more than 500 million people – making Telefónica one of the leading global distributors of this revolutionary device.” Telefónica currently has 95 million subscribers in Latin America and the Czech Republic. For more information on international iPhone carriers, check out our Complete Guide to iPhone Service Providers.

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The cool thing about this announcement for us in most Latin America, s that we’ll have two carriers offering the iPhone, so there should be some competition. Here, we’ll get it through Telefonica and through Claro, which is owened by America Movil.

Posted by antonio010308 on June 11, 2008 at 12:49 PM (CDT)


I’m hoping Digitel also gets a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone in Venezuela; Movistar is easily the worst carrier here. Lousy network, outrageous prices (specially for data) and terrible, just terrible, customer service.

Posted by Guillermo on June 11, 2008 at 1:13 PM (CDT)

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