France Telecom subsidiary Orange has announced that about 20 percent of the iPhones it has sold to customers have been unlocked. The carrier said it sold about 30,000 iPhones during the first five days of sales, and 48 percent of the buyers were new subscribers to Orange. Orange sells the unlocked version of the iPhone for about $964 or for $590 with a contract. T-Mobile Germany just stopped selling its $1500 unlocked iPhone after it won a suit that Vodafone brought against it regarding its "monopoly" over the iPhone in Germany.
For more on the unlocked iPhone sales in Europe:
- read this article from the BBC