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Phase 2 Deployment Expands iPhone 3G Across the Globe

Phase 2 Deployment Expands iPhone 3G Across the Globe

On Friday, August 22, 2008 the second phase of iPhone 3G deployment begins to more foreign countries, as announced in Apple's Q3 2008 financial results call recently. Plans are to deploy the phone in 20 additional countries this month which brings the iPhone 3G to over 40 countries in total. The remaining 30 or so countries will have the iPhone 3G before the end of the 2008 calendar year. It's been confirmed that the device will make its debut in ten countries in Latin America, more in Europe and India.

The company America Movil and Telfonica will release the iPhone 3G in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. However it appears that America Movil will have the exclusive release in Honduras and Paraguay. America Movil is a leading provider of 3G technologies in Latin America offering 3G services in 15 countries in that region.

Country/operator combinations include: Estonia (EMT), the Czech republic (Vodafone), Hungary (T-Mobile), India, the Philippines (Globe), Poland and Romania (Orange).

In many case, pricing and availability in these regions is not available. Customers are advised to check with their local carrier many of whom are offering registration to receive notification as to when the iPhone 3G will be available, rate plans, etc.