T-Mobile Germany losing iPhone exclusivity?

iPhone 4 O2 Germany

T-Mobile has been the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in Germany since the first iPhone in 2007, however there is new evidence to show that T-Mobile may lose its exclusivity to O2 and Vodafone in the coming weeks.

  • The O2 Germany website, has launched a ‘keep me informed’ page, that offers “the latest news and everything to know about the iPhone 4 on O2”

  • The Vodafone website has launched a similar page that allows you to sign up and select which iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS you want to be notified about.

Both carriers are yet to announce any official pricing or release date, however one source at iPhone-Ticker.de has said that Vodafone will have iPhone 4’s starting Wednesday 27th October, with prices starting at €729 and as high as €849, off contract.

Rumoured contract prices start at €169,90 for the handset and €45 a month for the low-tier contract, to as high as €119,95 a month, with the handset at €1 for the higher-tier contract.

This marks the end of T-Mobile’s exclusivity in Germany, and sees them join the likes of the UK and Canada in the list of multiple-carrier countries. Unless and until Verizon iPhone (or Sprint or T-Mobile) rumors prove true, the US remains exclusive to AT&T.

So, any T-Mobile Germany iPhone users tempted to switch?


by George Lim


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There are 9 comments. Add yours.

DJ MadLogic says:

Yes. I would consider it. Lately my service with them has been horibble. It's not the phone, but the company.

Wigster says:

I am using my US 3GS on Vodafone.de following my move to Germany. Would be great to get Visual Voicemail working. I had forgotton how back normal voicemail is.

mploetner says:

Ich switched from o2 to T-Mobile bacause of iPhone4. Since im tied to it for the next 21 months Iwill decide it later. I like o2 and their flexible pricing model. Network Service is pretty good. Vodafone is never an option for me.

Simeon says:

Sure. I will run over to vodafone because their network is just better. Just the pricing has to less or maybe equivalent to my current tmobile contract. Cheers simeon

Dutch Guy says:

In the Netherlands, T-Mobile loses the exclusivity too (Dutch guys: read http://www.kpn.com/prive/mobiel/aanbiedingen/nieuw-in-nederland/iphone.htm).

ET says:

For me T-Mobile is the best carrier in Germany and I'm willed to pay some extra money for their service

music says:

How do you do that it is so cool!!!!!!!

Oralee Posten says:

Are the new male voices available on state?