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Apple iPhone 3G Available in 29 Countries on July 11th

  • AT&T and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in the US on July 11
  • America Movil and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Mexico on July 11
  • Bharti Airtel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to India
  • Globe Telecom and Apple Bring iPhone 3G to Philippines
  • Hutchison Telecom and Apple to bring iPhone to Hong Kong on July 11
  • O2 and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in the UK & Ireland on July 11
  • Optus and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Australia on July 11
  • Orange and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Austria, France, Portugal & Switzerland on July 11
  • Rogers and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Canada on July 11
  • SingTel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Singapore
  • Softbank and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Japan on July 11
  • Swisscom and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Switzerland on July 11
  • Telecom Italia Mobile and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Italy on July 11
  • Telefonica and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Spain on July 11
  • TeliaSonera and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden on July 11
  • T-Mobile and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in Austria, Germany & the Netherlands on July 11
  • Vodafone and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Australia, Italy, New Zealand & Portugal on July 11

AT&T and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in the US on July 11

AT&T and Apple today announced that the innovative iPhone™ 3G will be available in the US on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We’re offering the most advanced mobile device ever on the nation’s most advanced high speed network,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility. “We think iPhone 3G is an amazing mobile device and our customers are going to love using iPhone 3G to make calls, send emails and surf the web even faster.”

“We’re thrilled to continue working with the largest wireless carrier in the US to bring iPhone 3G to AT&T customers this July,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is a revolutionary product and we can’t wait for customers to get their hands on it.”

AT&T’s broad and powerful 3G mobile broadband network offers 3G mobile phones download speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps. AT&T’s 3G network is currently available in more than 275 leading US metropolitan areas and by year-end, the company plans to offer 3G service in nearly 350 metropolitan areas. AT&T has the best global coverage of any provider with roaming available in more than 200 countries, including more 3G roaming than any other carrier.

iPhone 3G will be available in the US on July 11 for a retail price of $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail stores and requires a new two year contract. AT&T will also sell iPhone 3G through its direct business sales teams.

AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world’s most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation’s leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com.

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America Movil and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Mexico on July 11

America Movil, the leading wireless service provider in Latin America, and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Mexico on July 11. iPhone 3G will be available in America Movil’s other Latin American operations, including Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“America Movil is entering an exciting communication phase with the launch of iPhone 3G,” said Carlos Cardenas, America Movil’s COO. “We believe iPhone 3G will add an even better network experience for our customers.”

“We’re excited to be working with America Movil, the wireless leader in Latin America,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think mobile users across Latin America will love it as much as we do.”

iPhone 3G will be available in Mexico starting July 11, and later this year in other countries served by America Movil. For more information please go to: www.telcel.com; www.comcel.com; www.claro.com.br; www.claroargentina.com; www.clarochile.cl; www.claro.com.do; www.claro.com.gt; www.claro.com.sv; www.claro.com.ni.

America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: AMX) (NYSE: AMX) (NASDAQ: AMOV) (LATIBEX: XAMXL), is the leading wireless service provider in Latin America, with operations in 17 countries in the Americas. As of March 31, 2008, it had 159.2 million wireless subscribers and 3.9 million landlines.

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Bharti Airtel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to India

Bharti Airtel and Apple today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to customers in India later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are delighted with the opportunity to bring the innovative iPhone 3G to India,” said Manoj Kohli, president and CEO, Bharti Airtel. “As India’s leading telecom operator, Bharti Airtel has always stood for innovation and customer delight. With our reach across the country and iPhone’s revolutionary features, we have a valuable proposition for our customers in India.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Bharti Airtel, India’s leading integrated telecom company, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in India,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world.”

Airtel customers will be able to purchase iPhone 3G at Airtel Relationship Centers. Details of pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

Bharti Airtel Limited, a group company of Bharti Enterprises, is India’s leading integrated telecom services provider with an aggregate of 66.69 million customers as of end of April 2008, consisting of 64.37 million mobile customers. Bharti Airtel has been rated among the best performing companies in the world in the BusinessWeek IT 100 list 2007.

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Bharti Airtel is structured into three strategic business units–Mobile services, Telemedia services and Enterprise services. The mobile business provides mobile and fixed wireless services using GSM technology across 23 telecom circles. The Telemedia business provides broadband and telephone services in 94 cities and is foraying into the IPTV and DTH segments. The Enterprise business provides end-to-end telecom solutions to corporate customers and national and international long distance services to carriers. All these services are provided under the Airtel brand. Airtel’s high-speed optic fibre network currently spans over 73,787 kms covering all the major cities in the country. The company has two international landing stations in Chennai that connect two submarine cable systems – i2i to Singapore and SEA-ME-WE-4 to Europe. For more information, visit www.bhartiairtel.in.

Globe Telecom and Apple Bring iPhone 3G to Philippines

Globe Telecom and Apple today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to the Philippines later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are very excited to be working with Apple to bring Filipino consumers iPhone 3G later this year,” said Gerardo C. Ablaza, Jr. president and CEO of Globe Telecom. “Our customers are our greatest passion and we’re constantly striving to offer them the most innovative products such as the revolutionary iPhone 3G.”

“We are thrilled to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in the Philippines,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands of even more people around the world.”

iPhone 3G will be available to Globe’s postpaid and prepaid subscribers in the Philippines later this year.

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Globe Telecom is a leading telecommunications company in the Philippines with more than 21 million mobile subscribers. As a pioneer, Globe Telecom continues to be a part of the revolution that’s connecting millions of people across the Philippines and around the world. Beyond technology, Globe Telecom’s business is truly shaped by the bonds that tie Filipinos together. Communications is ultimately about relationships, and this drives the company to innovate and constantly find easy and relevant ways to enrich people’s lives.

Hutchison Telecom and Apple to bring iPhone to Hong Kong on July 11

Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom) and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Hong Kong on July 11, and in Macau shortly thereafter. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are excited to partner with Apple to be the first operator in Greater China to launch iPhone 3G, a testimony to our market leadership position in spearheading 3G and mobile data development in the region,” said Dennis Lui, Hutchison Telecom’s CEO. “Our customers are keen users of multimedia mobile Internet content, and we are confident that they will benefit greatly from the unsurpassed communications and infotainment experience that this revolutionary phone will bring to them.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Hutchison Telecom to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Hong Kong and Macau,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands even more people around the world.”

Hutchison Telecom will launch iPhone 3G equipped with Chinese language support in Hong Kong and Macau over its advanced HSDPA network on July 11.

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Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (“Hutchison Telecom” or “the Group”) is a leading global provider of telecommunications services. The Group currently offers mobile and fixed-line telecommunication services in Hong Kong and Israel, and operates mobile telecommunications services in Macau, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It was the first provider of 3G mobile services in Hong Kong and Israel and operates brands including “3,” “Hutch” and “Orange.” Hutchison Telecom is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Group. For more information about Hutchison Telecom, see www.htil.com.

O2 and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in the UK & Ireland on July 11

O2 and Apple today announced that the innovative iPhone™ 3G will be available in the UK and Ireland on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“The iPhone has been a phenomenal success for us,” said Matthew Key, chairman and CEO, Telefonica Europe. “We look forward to offering an ever better iPhone 3G experience exclusively to our customers in the UK and Ireland.”

“We’re excited to continue working with O2 to offer the revolutionary iPhone 3G to UK and Irish customers,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think customers in the UK and Ireland will love it as much as we do.”

iPhone 3G will be available in the UK through O2, Carphone Warehouse. iPhone 3G will also be sold online through O2 and Carphone Warehouse. Customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G for regular news and updates at www.o2.co.uk. In Ireland, iPhone will be available through O2’s retail channels.

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O2 is a leading provider of mobile services to consumers and businesses in the UK. These services include voice, text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as always on data connections via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and WLAN. Every month, O2’s 17.8 million customers send well over a billion text messages. O2 UK is part of Telefonica O2 Europe which comprises mobile network operators in the UK, Ireland and Slovakia along with integrated fixed / mobile businesses in Germany and the Czech Republic. Telefonica O2 Europe also owns 50 percent of the Tesco Mobile and Tchibo Mobilfunk joint venture businesses in the UK and Germany respectively as well as having 100 percent ownership of Be, a leading UK fixed broadband provider.

Optus and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Australia on July 11

Optus and Apple today announced that they will bring the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to Australia on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“iPhone 3G is the handset Australians have been waiting for,” said Paul O’Sullivan, Optus Chief Executive. “With Optus, more iPhone users can enjoy 3G services as we expand our network to 96 percent of the population by December 2008 and 98 percent by December 2009. We look forward to providing our unique services and content to consumers and business customers via this outstanding handset.”

“We’re excited to be working with Optus to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Australia,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands of even more people around the world.”

With 7.14 million mobile customers in Australia, Optus offers a constantly expanding suite of mobile content and services on Optus Zoo, including Google, MySpace Mobile, MTV Music Store, eBay and Mobile Instant Messenger, as well as high quality content in the areas of sport, news, weather, shopping and lifestyle from some of the best content providers in the industry.

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Further details regarding the availability of iPhone 3G from Optus including pricing, plans and offers will be announced at a later date. To register your interest, and to secure an opportunity to get your hands on an iPhone 3G from Optus first, go to www.optusiphone.com.au.

Optus is an Australian leader in integrated communications. The company specializes in a broad range of communications services including mobile, local, national and long distance telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services and subscription television. For more information please visit www.optus.com.au.

Orange and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Austria, France, Portugal & Switzerland on July 11

Orange and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Austria, France, Portugal and Switzerland on July 11, and in additional markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“At Orange we believe in making the Internet more personal–giving our customers fast access to the information and entertainment that they want, wherever they are,” said Olaf Swantee, head of Orange’s Global Mobile Operations. “iPhone 3G takes advantage of our widespread 3G networks and together we are making the mobile experience for our customers even better.”

“We’re excited to extend our relationship with Orange to bring iPhone 3G to more than 12 markets across the globe,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”

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Orange’s mobile networks use the fastest available technologies with speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps. The combination of widespread EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G and HSDPA networks mean customers can fully enjoy the mobile Internet almost wherever they go. In addition, Orange will offer a range of new services, tariffs and benefits for iPhone customers. Orange will begin taking pre-orders for iPhone 3G later this month.

iPhone 3G will launch in Austria, France, Portugal and Switzerland on July 11. Orange customers in the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Orange’s African markets can purchase iPhone 3G later this year. Customers will be able to pre-order from their local Orange websites and iPhone 3G will be available through many of Orange’s 6,500 direct retail stores.

Orange is the n° 1 brand of France Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications’ operators in the world. France Telecom, provides services for more than 172 million customers on five continents (figures at 31 December 2007) of which two thirds apply the Orange brand. The Group generated a consolidated turnover of €52.9 billion in 2007 (13 billion on 31 March 2008). On 31 Mar 2008, the Group had 111.9 million mobile customers and 12 million broadband customers. The NExT program was launched in June 2005 (New Experience in Telecommunications) and enables the group to continue its transformation into an integrated operator in view of positioning France Telecom as the benchmark operator in new telecommunication’s services in Europe. In 2006, Orange became the exclusive group brand for Internet, television and mobile services in most countries penetrated by the group. In parallel, Orange Business Services has been positioned as the brand used for corporate services internationally. France Telecom is the third ranked mobile operator and the n° 1 provider of ADSL Internet access in Europe and is among the world leaders for telecommunication’s services for multi-national companies. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris Eurolist market and on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information: www.orange.com, www.francetelecom.com, www.orange-business.com.

Rogers and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Canada on July 11

Rogers Communications and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Canada on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“Rogers has a long history of bringing Canadians the very best in wireless services, networks and handset innovations,” said Rob Bruce, president, Rogers Wireless. “With iPhone 3G, we will provide our customers with an amazing mobile experience over Canada’s fastest wireless network.”

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“We’re excited to be working with Rogers to bring iPhone 3G to Canada,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”

iPhone 3G will operate on Rogers’ High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network, the fastest mobile network in Canada. HSPA is nationally available in the top Canadian urban centers from Vancouver to Halifax, covering more than 60 percent of the population. iPhone 3G will also operate on Roger’s coast-to-coast GSM/EDGE network, proven to be the country’s most reliable wireless network. More details on pricing and retail availability will be available soon.

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless provider and the operator of the country’s only Global System for Mobile Communications (“GSM”) based network. Through Cable and Telecom we are one of Canada’s largest providers of cable television, cable telephony and high-speed Internet access, and are also a full-service, facilities-based telecommunications alternative to the traditional telephone companies. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.

SingTel and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Singapore

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Apple today announced that they will be bringing the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to Singapore later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are pleased that Apple has selected SingTel to be the first mobile operator in Singapore to launch its new iPhone 3G,” said Quek Peck Leng, executive vice president of SingTel. “There is strong synergy between the core brand values of Apple and SingTel, such as innovation and reliability. Customers can enjoy a superior experience with their new iPhone 3G, such as Internet access on the move, fully supported by SingTel’s high quality 3G network coverage and new range of services which we will be launching over the next 12 months.”

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“We are excited to be working with SingTel, the largest multi-market mobile operator in the Asia Pacific region, to bring iPhone 3G to millions of mobile customers in Singapore,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary mobile device in the hands of even more people around the world.”

SingTel recently announced that it would invest S$220 million to enhance its network. Customers can expect an even better user experience with faster data speeds. SingTel’s 3.5G High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network will be upgraded to offer even faster download and upload speeds of up to 42 Mbps and 12 Mbps respectively within the next 18 months.

Pricing and availability information will be announced at a later date. Customers who wish to receive updates or reserve an iPhone 3G can register their interest at http://home.singtel.com/iphone or visit their closest Hello! Store.

SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms. It has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 185 million mobile customers in eight markets.

Softbank and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Japan on July 11

Softbank (SBM) and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Japan on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

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“I am delighted at this opportunity to partner with Apple,” said Masayoshi Son, SBM chairman and CEO. “SBM’s and Apple’s shared vision of promoting the innovative integration of the Internet and mobile phone through the distribution of iPhone is exciting. iPhone has been enthusiastically received around the world, and we think it will be popular in Japan as well.”

“Japan is one of the world’s most advanced mobile markets and we are thrilled to partner with SoftBank to launch iPhone 3G there next month, ” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think customers in Japan will love it as much as we do.”

The Softbank Group has upheld its corporate policy, “Endeavoring to benefit society and the economy and maximize enterprise value by fostering the sharing of wisdom and knowledge gained through the IT revolution” since the foundation in 1981. Subsequently it was successful in the publishing business and the distribution of packaged software for PCs. In 2001, the Group entered into the broadband business, “Yahoo! BB”, very early and brought dramatic innovation to the Internet environment in Japan, encouraged by overwhelming support from customers. The Group entered into the fixed-line telecommunications business in 2004 and into the mobile communications business as SBM in 2006. Through innovative pricing and attractive product strategies it achieved the No. 1 position in net additions for FY 2007 in the Japanese market (number of subscribers 18,952,800 as of end of May 2008).

As a corporate group based on Internet-related businesses, the Group will not limit itself to its existing role of telecommunications carrier. Rather, by providing both information infrastructure and content as a comprehensive digital information company, the Group aims to make people’s lifestyles and business styles more affluent and enjoyable, and to be the global No. 1 corporate group in the broadband era.

Swisscom and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Switzerland on July 11

Swisscom, the leading mobile operator in Switzerland, and Apple today announced the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Switzerland on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

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“We can’t wait to offer an entirely new mobile experience with iPhone 3G,” said Christian Petit, head of Swisscom’s Residential Customers Group and member of the Swisscom board. “Our goal is to deliver the best iPhone 3G experience to our customers, with an attractive service package and of course with the best mobile network in the country.”

“Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider and we’re thrilled to be working together to bring iPhone 3G to Switzerland next month,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think customers in Switzerland will love it as much as we do.”

Swisscom offers customers a high-performing mobile broadband network. The company operates a HSPA network that covers 90 percent of the Swiss population, a best-in-class figure. Swisscom customers can browse the Internet almost everywhere in Switzerland with up to 7.2 Mbps, comparable to current speeds in the wired world. In addition, Swisscom offers its customers broadband coverage via EDGE technology where HSPA is not yet available – anywhere and at anytime. With more than 1,100 hotspots nationwide, in hotels, conference centers, train stations and airports, Swisscom is also the biggest Wi-Fi provider in Switzerland and additionally an important Wi-Fi operator in Europe.

iPhone 3G will be available in Switzerland July 11 through Swisscom Shops and a selection of other third party channels. Pricing and other commercial details will be made available at launch. For more information, go to www.swisscom.ch/iphone.

Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines including 1.6 million broadband connections. The company has a presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication.

Telecom Italia Mobile and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Italy on July 11

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Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available to customers in Italy on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are committed to providing the best mobile experience for our customers. iPhone 3G delivers this and more,” said Luca Luciani, head of Telecom Italia Domestic Mobile Services. “We believe that iPhone 3G is a further step toward strengthening our leadership in the mobile Internet.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Italy’s number one carrier to bring iPhone 3G to Telecom Italia’s 36 million customers,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to introduce consumers in Italy to the most revolutionary mobile device on the planet.”

TIM will be selling the 8GB and 16GB models of iPhone 3G to prepaid and contract customers. TIM will also be selling iPhone 3G with the “Tutto Compreso” package tailored to meet customers’ needs.

Headline figures for the Telecom Italia Group include: around 36 million mobile lines supplied in Italy and 32.5 million in Brazil; around 22 million fixed lines; 7.7 million broadband clients in Italy and 2.5 million in Germany and Holland. Telecom Italia is a major enterprise generating change and innovation by leveraging tried and tested assets. As well as leading in its home market, Telecom Italia has built up a targeted international presence in markets that offer significant growth prospects (Latin America) and in high-growth technology markets (broadband).

Telefonica and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Spain on July 11

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Telefonica and Apple today announced that they will bring the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G to Spain on July 11. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“iPhone 3G offers new, more advanced and innovative features than its predecessor, and we expect it will have the same success in Spain as it has had in the UK and Ireland with Telefonica O2,” said Cesar Alierta, Telefonica chairman.

“We’re excited to work with Telefonica, one of the world’s leading carriers, to bring iPhone 3G to Spain,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”

Telefonica’s 3G mobile network and Wi-Fi infrastructure in Spain are the most technologically advanced networks in Spain and offer the broadest coverage at present. They offer data download speeds of 7.2 Mbps on the HSDPA mobile network and more than 2,000 Wi-Fi hot spots.

Moreover, iPhone 3G will drive growth in Telefonica’s 3G customer base in Spain. Telefonica signed up more 3G customers than any operator in Spain in the fourth quarter of the last year and now services over 4.2 million devices.

iPhone 3G will sell in Telefonica’s top stores and more than 3,500 points of sale in Spain, first in Madrid in its new flagship store on Gran Via Street, opening on July 8.

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Mobile customers of Telefonica en España and other operators in Spain wishing to know where, when and for how much they can acquire iPhone 3G may register at www.movistar.es/iphone.

Telefonica’s experience marketing iPhone in Europe, following the launch in the UK (November 2007) and later in Ireland (March 2008), has clearly been a success. Sales in the UK have been huge, fueling net adds (especially in the contract segment) since its launch, and enjoys the highest level of customer satisfaction of any handset on the market.

Telefonica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies by market cap. Its activities are centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses, while its broadband business is the key growth driver underpinning both. It operates in 24 countries and its customer base exceeds 233 million globally. Telefonica’s growth strategy is focused on the markets in which it has a strong foothold: Spain, Europe and Latin America. Telefonica is a 100 percent private company. It has more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital consists of 4,773,496,485 ordinary shares traded on the continuous market on the Spanish Stock Exchanges (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those of London, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo.

TeliaSonera and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden on July 11

TeliaSonera and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Denmark (Telia), Finland (Sonera), Norway (NetCom) and Sweden (Telia) on July 11, and in Estonia (EMT), Latvia (LMT), Lithuania (Omnitel) later this summer. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“The agreement with Apple to offer iPhone 3G represents another strategic step for us in the development of the mobile broadband market, and manifests our position as an attractive partner in the Nordic and Baltic region,” said Kenneth Karlberg, president, Business Area Mobility Service, TeliaSonera. “With iPhone 3G, we offer our customers an amazing new way to meet their demands for access, speed and mobility.”

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“We’re excited to work with TeliaSonera to bring iPhone 3G to seven countries across the Nordic and Baltic region,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”

TeliaSonera will begin taking pre-registrations for iPhone 3G soon.

TeliaSonera provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, in Spain and the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

T-Mobile and Apple to Launch iPhone 3G in Austria, Germany & the Netherlands on July 11

T-Mobile International and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands on July 11, and in Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are excited to bring iPhone 3G to more of our T-Mobile customers this year,” said Christopher Schlaffer, CIO of Deutsche Telekom AG. “iPhone was a breakthrough for the mobile Internet in Germany and Austria. Now with iPhone 3G’s faster speeds, we know our customers will love browsing the web even more.”

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“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with T-Mobile, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary phone in the hands of even more people around the world.”

T-Mobile recently modernized its nationwide mobile network adding significant improvements to its voice quality and network infrastructure, boasting the world’s largest GSM upgrade. T-Mobile offers its customers everywhere the fastest mobile wireless experience with its powerful 3G network and access to more than 20,000 hotspots.

T-Mobile International is one of the world’s leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom’s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. Over 123 million mobile customers were served by companies of Deutsche Telekom in the first quarter of 2008. The common technology platform is based on GSM, the world’s most successful digital wireless standard. This also makes T-Mobile the only mobile communications provider with a seamless transatlantic service.

Vodafone and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Australia, Italy, New Zealand & Portugal on July 11

Vodafone, the world’s leading international mobile communications group, and Apple today announced that the highly anticipated iPhone 3G will be available in Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal on July 11, and in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, India, South Africa and Turkey later this year. iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.

“We are very excited to bring iPhone 3G to many of our customers across Europe and emerging markets this summer,” said Frank H. Rovekamp, global CMO, Vodafone Group. “Vodafone’s extensive, high speed and reliable networks mean customers can enjoy a great Internet and communications experience on their iPhone 3G.”

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“We’re excited to work with Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile telecommunications company, to bring iPhone 3G to 10 countries across the globe,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “We can’t wait to get this revolutionary product in the hands of even more people around the world.”

Australia, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal will be the first Vodafone markets to offer customers iPhone 3G for purchase on July 11. iPhone 3G will be available via Vodafone on both prepay and contract price plans which will include great value data bundles. Other markets will follow later this year and full details of specific launch dates and price plans will be made available soon by individual Vodafone operating companies. Customers in Vodafone’s 10 markets where iPhone 3G will be available can pre-register online and in retail stores in the next few days.

Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications group with over 260 million proportionate customers as of 31st March 2008. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 25 countries across five continents and a further 42 partner networks worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com.

*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.

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