O2 will no longer be the exclusive provider of the Apple iPhone in the UK, as Orange has announced a deal with Apple.
Although the company hasn’t specified a time-frame yet, merely stating that it would be offering the iPhone 3G and 3GS at some point later this year.
In a press release, the company said: “Orange, which has the largest 3G network covering more people in the UK than any other operator, will sell iPhone in all Orange direct channels including Orange shops, the Orange webshop and Orange telesales channels, as well as selected high street partners.”
No pricing details are available, although with both companies offering the phone, this can only be good news for consumers, as it will surely lead to some more competitively priced tariffs.
However, O2 has managed to secure another exclusive phone deal, for the Palm Pre which will be available next month.