O2 to lose iPhone 3G exclusive by 9 October?

The iPhone 3G contract rumours just keep on pumping out. We've already heard reoprts that T-Mobile is offering high-spending customers an iPhone 3G up

The iPhone 3G contract rumours just keep on pumping out. We've already heard reoprts that T-Mobile is offering high-spending customers an iPhone 3G upgrade, and rumours are rife today that the iPhone 3G will lose its Orange shackles by 9 October.

A story in Mobile Entertainment states that their bods have seen documentation that states O2 exclusivity will officially end on that date.

O2 originally signed a deal for rights to sell the iPhone until 2012 in 2007, although the exclusivity contract was thought only to be for two years.

Orange and T-Mobile seem to be the most likely candidates, thanks to network deals already struck by the two companies in Europe.

O2 have reamined rather tight-lipped on the subject, although ME also state that the company may retain exclusivity of the iPhone 3G. 

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