updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri June 27, 2008
3 Australia iPhone poll
Wireless carrier 3 Australia has received a strong surge of interest in carrying the iPhone 3G, a corporate blog claims. On Thursday the carrier posted a message explaining that it has contacted Apple about carrying the 3G, but that it is seeking public response on the issue as a means of getting Apple's attention. Hundreds of mostly positive comments have since been posted on the site, and visitors can currently sign up for e-mail notifications about the iPhone.
At present the only confirmed Australian carriers for the 3G are Optus and Vodafone, both of which will be launching on July 11th. Telstra could also begin sales as soon as July 22nd, but it has not yet announced any iPhone plans. A release from 3 would likely be further delayed, as the company would have to arrange marketing and distribution, and wait for new product shipments from Apple.