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Topic: Vodafone

Verizon, Vodafone part ways in $130 billion US wireless unit deal

09/02/2013, 02:09 pm

In the second-largest acquisition in history, Verizon Wireless will pay $130 billion to Vodafone to buy out that company's stake in their joint venture, leaving America's largest carrier in full control of its own operations.

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German carrier lists Apple 'iPhone 4S' in 16GB, 32GB & 64GB capacities

10/03/2011, 07:10 am

Germany's Vodafone has suggested that Apple this week will announce a new "iPhone 4S" available in three capacities, including a new high-end 64GB model.

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Vodafone suggests Apple's iPhone 5 will come in 16GB, 32GB capacities

09/10/2011, 06:09 pm

A product listing on the website for U.K. carrier Vodafone has implied that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be offered in black and white, and available in the same two capacities it has been for years: 16 and 32 gigabytes.

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White Apple iPhone 4 spotted in retail packaging at Vodafone UK

04/22/2011, 03:04 pm

An official, final white iPhone 4, in its actual retail packaging, has been photographed at carrier Vodafone U.K., with details suggesting the device will go on sale next week.

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iPhone data use measured, carriers want Apple to pay for network upgrades

12/08/2010, 10:12 am

As a new study shows the iPhone 4 to be a heavy bandwidth-consuming mobile device, European carriers are attempting to get Apple and other companies to invest in network improvements needed for data-heavy services.

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European carriers threaten Apple over embedded SIM option

11/18/2010, 09:11 pm

Carriers in Europe are threatening to cut subsidies if Apple releases an iPhone with an embedded SIM card, a new report claims.

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Briefly: T-Mobile cable, Mac OS X 10.6.5, iPad download speeds

11/05/2010, 10:11 pm

T-Mobile confirmed the mysterious iPhone charge cable it will begin selling in the U.S. is for roaming European customers. Also, Apple released yet another build of Mac OS X 10.6.5, and, finally, a new report alleges the iPad performs better on a home Wi-Fi access point than a 4G hotspot.

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Apple brings unlocked, contract-free iPhone to Germany

10/28/2010, 01:10 am

As T-Mobile loses its iPhone exclusivity in Germany to O2 and Vodafone, Apple has begun offering the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 unlocked without a contract to German customers, with the 16GB iPhone 4 model selling for 629 euros.

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T-Mobile loses iPhone exclusivity in Germany at hands of O2 and Vodafone

10/12/2010, 02:10 pm

Deutsche Telekom's multi-year run as the exclusive provider of Apple's iPhone in Germany under its T-Mobile subsidiary will officially come to an end in the next few weeks, evidence suggests.

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Vodafone iPhone 4 could launch in Germany Oct. 28

10/06/2010, 01:10 am

Deutsche Telekom will lose its iPhone 4 exclusivity in Germany when Vodafone begins selling the smartphone on Oct. 28, a new report claims.

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iPhone expected to become multi-carrier in Germany by October

09/03/2010, 04:09 pm

Another prominent exclusive arrangement with Apple for the iPhone is expected to conclude in a matter of months, when it is anticipated that Deutsche Telekom will lose sole access to the iPhone in Germany.

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Carriers seek new business models to afford iPhone bandwidth

02/16/2010, 09:02 am

As bandwidth-heavy smartphones like Apple's iPhone turn huge profits for handset makers, wireless carriers across the world have struggled to keep up with bandwidth needs. One executive said this week that new business models must be explored for carriers to remain profitable.

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Despite Apple's absence, iPhone is talk of Mobile World Congress

02/15/2010, 08:02 am

(Mobile World Congress) Apple is not officially present at this week's Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Spain, yet carriers are talking about the iPhone and rivals are introducing what they hope to pitch as "iPhone killers."

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Tesco undercuts other UK operators with £20 iPhone monthly plan

12/10/2009, 10:12 am

Tesco, the largest retail store in the U.K., has announced that its base plan for the iPhone will cost just £20 ($32.54) per month, which is a third lower than competing carriers.

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End of iPhone exclusivity means boosted sales in Europe

11/23/2009, 11:11 am

As exclusive contracts for the iPhone begin to expire throughout Europe, sales of Apple's handset have increased dramatically thanks to expansion to multiple carriers.

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Vodafone to sell Apple's iPhone in UK, too

09/29/2009, 07:09 am

Vodafone has reached an agreement to sell the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in the U.K. and Ireland, an announcement that came just a day after Orange revealed it would also sell the handset.

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Proposed Orange-T-Mobile merger centered around iPhone

09/08/2009, 02:09 pm

Two British wireless carriers hope to merge and create the nation's largest network, partially in a bid to grab Apple's attention and earn the right to sell the iPhone.

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Reports say iPhone could be coming to British T-Mobile

07/15/2009, 08:07 am

Multiple sources are reporting that that T-Mobile U.K. is in talks with Apple to bring the iPhone 3G – last year’s model – to its mobile service, taking away the phone’s exclusivity from competing carrier O2.

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iPhone 3G discontinued in Oz as report backs third-gen rumors

05/22/2009, 10:05 am

One of Apple's authorized wireless carriers said this week that the high-end iPhone 3G has been end-of-lifed. Meanwhile, a new report appears to be backing rumors of several features due in next-gen models expected to arrive shortly.

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First Android phone with iPhone-like virtual keyboard debuts

02/17/2009, 01:02 pm

HTC on Tuesday formally introduced "Magic," the first Android-powered handset to lack a physical keyboard in a bid to challenge the style of Apple's iPhone.

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