Orange, one of two carriers of the iPhone 3G in Poland and the country’s largest mobile operator, has admitted to paying actors to stand in line for the handset in order to attract customers. “We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone,” an Orange spokesman said. Rival carrier Era’s stores had no lines for the phone, which went on sale in Poland and twenty other countries today.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.