Telecoms giant, Vodafone (LSE: VOD) announced it will offer Apple’s (NYSE: AAPL) iPhone on its mobile phone network on January 14th2010. The increasingly popular iPhone was previously distributed and operated in the UK exclusively on Telefonica’s (IBEX: TEF, NYSE: TEF) O₂ network.
"We started preparing our network over a year ago so that iPhone customers will really feel the advantage of being with Vodafone," said Guy Laurence, Vodafone UK CEO. Vodafone said it was rewarding its pre-registered iPhone customers with free Vodafone to Vodafone phone calls, for the life of their initial contract.
Vodafone said it will offer the iPhone across all its standard price plans.