América Móvil and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Mexico on July 11
MEXICO CITY and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—América Móvil, 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 América Móvil’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.
“América Móvil is entering an exciting communication phase with the launch of iPhone 3G,” said Carlos Cárdenas, América Móvil’s COO. “We believe iPhone 3G will add an even better network experience for our customers.”
“We’re excited to be working with América Móvil, 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 América Móvil. 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.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
América Móvil, 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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