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Apple Ordered to End Exclusive Deal With Orange

Apple Ordered to End Exclusive Deal With Orange

Posted December 17, 2008 at 11:11am by iClarified
The French Competition Counsel has ordered Apple to immediately end its exclusive relationship with France Telecom's Orange and allow other local carriers to offer the iPhone to their subscribers, according to an AppleInsider report.

On September 18th, France's third largest mobile operator Bouygues Telecom filed a complaint with the regulator, arguing the deal between Apple and its larger rival violates local freedom of competition and pricing laws.

The ruling handed down this week is reportedly a temporary and precautionary measure while the counsel continues to investigate the merits of Bouygues' claims.



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RICARDO
RICARDO - December 17, 2008 at 4:34pm
WE THE CONSUMERS SHOULD START COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS HERE IN THE STATES SO THEY CAN CLOSE THE CONTRACT WITH AT&T AND MAKE THE IPHONE A WORLD PHONE AND UNLOCK IT OR HAVE IT IN ALL CARRIERS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WORLD . ITS NOT FEAR THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE AN IPHONE YOU HAVE TO BE OBLIGATED TO BE WITH AT&T. TMOBILE SHOULD FIGHT AGAING THIS ALSO.
t11chb
t11chb - December 17, 2008 at 1:03pm
Then why the hell don't they do that in all countries, give us a choice!
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