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O2 confirms Irish iPhone launch

updated 09:15 am EST, Thu February 28, 2008

O2 confirms Irish iPhone

Coming only a day after exploration of Apple's iPhone 1.1.4 firmware revealed references to unsupported carriers, O2 Ireland has confirmed that it will soon be releasing the iPhone for its network. The debut is in fact scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the company's fourth financial quarter, with an official launch set for March 14th. This also marks the beginning of the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

The Irish deployment will mirror that of the UK, where the iPhone is also carried by O2, and additionally sold by Carphone Warehouse. An 8GB model will be priced at 399, and the 16GB phone at 499. Fees will start at 45 per month under an 18-month contract; users will not however have access to unlimited data, the cap being set at 1GB for all plans. Similarly, Visual Voicemail is not being supported in the initial deployment, though it may arrive later. Both of these changes will make the Irish iPhone distinct from that in any other country.




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  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Surprise! Surprise!

    As predicted (by me) the Irish deployment of the iPhone through O2 sucks as it charges more for less. Why they couldn't provide the same balance of services as the UK is a testament to how easy it is to s**** the modern Irish consumer that enters contracts and even department stores rear-end first and on all fours just begging to get er...what they deserve!

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    more info..

    Here is a link to the UK O2 iPhone tariffs for comparison:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone/o2tariffsforiphone

  1. UberFu

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh sweet!

    There's gonna be an Irish iPhone_

    It would be really cool if there was a voice synthesizer that would alter your voice and give you an accent_

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