Orange: "In France even an unlocked iPhone" – Macitynet.it
Orange confirms: in France there will also be an unlocked version of the iPhone. The spokesperson for the mobile operator Beatrice Mandrine made official what our site had already anticipated yesterday.
The representative of the France Telecom group company did not provide any other official information. For example, the price is not specified. But reliable information always released yesterday by the economic newspaper Challenge claims that the cost will be virtually inaccessible: 999 euros. The reason why Apple has decided to put an unlocked phone on sale lies in the French laws that prevent the sale of a product as mandatory for a service, in this specific case a phone with telephone connectivity. The high price should discourage the purchase of the mobile phone by those who have an interest in it but would not want to enter into a long-term contract with Orange.
It should be noted that for some experts on transalpine telecommunications legislation, such as Philippe Achilleas of the University of Paris quoted by the Herald Tribune, Apple is unlikely to circumvent the French legislation which, among other things, also requires that a mobile phone not can be tied to a specific carrier for more than six months