updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed July 2, 2008
O2, Rogers iPhone details
O2 UK stores will begin selling the iPhone 3G at 7AM on July 11th, the company has announced. The timing is even earlier than that of AT&T in the United States, which has announced that its doors will open at 8AM on the 11th, an hour before normal operations. The move is rumored to be necessary due to Apple's mandatory in-store activation policy, which may require several minutes per phone and could result in extended launch line-ups.
Further mirroring AT&T, O2 says that people will only be able to buy one phone at a time, and only on a first-come, first-served basis. More ordering information is promised before the 11th arrives.
Canada's Rogers Wireless has meanwhile announced its early cancellation fee for the iPhone. Should customers decide to leave the required three-year contract before it ends, they will be charged a minimum of $100, or $20 per month up to a maximum of $400 plus taxes.