O2's German website now features an early registration page for customers seeking more information on the availability of the iPhone 4 from the carrier. "The latest news and everything to know about the iPhone 4 on O2 can be found exclusively on this page," the website says. " Simply sign up quickly and always be informed."
Meanwhile, the local website of Vodafone has similarly seen an "iPhone Pre-Registration" link appear in the upper, left-hand sidebar, taking shoppers to this page where they can sign up to hear more about the iPhone 4 pricing and availability information as soon as it becomes available.
According to at least one report, availability of the iPhone 4 on Vodafone's German network will start on Wednesday, October 27th, with prices for the handset coming in as low as 1 euro when purchased alongside a high-end service plan that fetches roughly 120 euros per month.
Vodafone's rumored pricing tier includes a 45 euro per-month option that would price the handset at roughly 160 euros, though its unclear if those prices are in reference to the 16 or 32GB model. A similar, yet unconfirmed, pricing spec sheet for O2's iPhone offerings can be seen here.
For T-Mobile, the announcements mark the end of a three-year exclusive in Germany, where the carrier has been Apple's lone authorized wireless provider since November of 2007. Since then, it's reported that the carrier has amassed sales of nearly 2 million units, though officials contend that they could have sold "tens of thousands" more had Apple not run into supply problems immediately following the launch of the iPhone 4 a few months ago.
Word of Apple's cooperation with new carriers in Germany comes as the iPhone maker is believed to be plotting a broader global expansion of the device's addressable market through the release of a model capable of running on CDMA networks early next year.
Thus far, the company is believed to be in talks with U.S.-based Verizon, China-based China Telecom, and India's Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices, over sales of the device, to name a few.