Swisscom and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Switzerland on July 11
ZURICH and SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Swisscom, the leading mobile operator in Switzerland, and Apple® today announced the highly anticipated iPhone™ 3G will be available in Switzerland on July 11. 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.
“We can’t wait to offer an entirely new mobile experience with iPhone 3G,” said Christian Petit, head of Swisscom’s Residential Customers Group and member of the Swisscom board. “Our goal is to deliver the best iPhone 3G experience to our customers, with an attractive service package and of course with the best mobile network in the country.”
“Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider and we’re thrilled to be working together to bring iPhone 3G to Switzerland next month,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s COO. “iPhone 3G is an amazing product and we think customers in Switzerland will love it as much as we do.”
Swisscom offers customers a high-performing mobile broadband network. The company operates a HSPA network that covers 90 percent of the Swiss population, a best-in-class figure. Swisscom customers can browse the Internet almost everywhere in Switzerland with up to 7.2 Mbps, comparable to current speeds in the wired world. In addition, Swisscom offers its customers broadband coverage via EDGE technology where HSPA is not yet available - anywhere and at anytime. With more than 1,100 hotspots nationwide, in hotels, conference centers, train stations and airports, Swisscom is also the biggest Wi-Fi provider in Switzerland and additionally an important Wi-Fi operator in Europe.
iPhone 3G will be available in Switzerland July 11 through Swisscom Shops and a selection of other third party channels. Pricing and other commercial details will be made available at launch. For more information, go to www.swisscom.ch/iphone.
*Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site conditions.
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecoms provider, with 5 million mobile customers, around 5.3 million fixed lines including 1.6 million broadband connections. The company has a presence throughout Switzerland and offers a full range of products and services for mobile, landline and IP-based voice and data communication.
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