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iPhone coming to 10 more Latin American countries on Aug 22

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America Movil said this week it will launch the iPhone in 10 additional Latin American countries later this month, bringing the roster of nations known to be participating in Apple's second phase iPhone 3G launch to 17.

The carrier, which already offers the touch-screen handset to subscribers in Mexico, said it will expand distribution on August 22nd to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

America Movil joins several other international wireless carriers who announced plans Wednesday (1, 2) to deliver iPhone 3G on August 22nd to a combined 7 additional countries, including India, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Hungary and the Philippines.

That leaves just three slots for the second-phase iPhone 3G launch unaccounted for. During a recent conference call with analyst, Apple said it would use August 22nd to expand iPhone availability to 20 more countries. It currently offers the device in 22 nations worldwide.

America Movil, the largest corporation in Latin America and the fifth largest mobile network operator in the world, services over 152 million wireless subscribers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Apple plans a third phase of its iPhone 3G expansion sometime later this year.
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Put Iceland in one of these 3 slots.
Then Apple will be selling iphone in every single western country (OECD country).
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Also in my home country Uruguay (listed as Claro country) will be launched by Movistar (telefonica company) on Aug 22.

The source is the Movistar site in my country www.movistar.com.uy


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Hi everyone, maybe is someone interested to know about Panama.

I received a mail from Apple weeks ago telling me, actually teasing about the iPhone. When you search about the availability of the phone from US iTunes store it points you to Movistar (Telefonica)
The funny thing is I launched for the first time iTunes on a recently formated computer and it jumped to the "App Store Panama" ! We have an App Store!!!

It has a total of 70 apps available for iPod Touch and iPhone & 18 of those are free. As in other iTunes Stores an account have to be set and will require credit card to fulfill reuirements.

At this point don't know if its working since I have to set an account but uploaded the screen shots to my web gallery.

http://gallery.mac.com/boanerguesfil...lack&view=grid
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Some of my friends have received email notifications from SingTel informing them to get ready for iPhone. So that would make up 20 countries.
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I received a mail from Apple where they showed Venezuela as one of the Latin American countries where they will be launching the iPhone 3G.

The problem is that the only provider they are showing for Venezuela is Movistar which is the worst one around here. Their service is terrible and expensive to say the least. They also have lots of problems connecting with other providers.

Apple would make a much better deal selling the iPhone through Digitel, the other non government provider in Venezuela, which offers better service and prices.

Also they should offer an unlocked version or else there will not be much acceptance as the majority of users in Venezuela (including me) have prepaid accounts.

Love the iPhone but will not switch to Movistar or "postpaid" account just because of it, no way!
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Originally Posted by EdRed View Post

I received a mail from Apple where they showed Venezuela as one of the Latin American countries where they will be launching the iPhone 3G.

It will indeed be launched in Venezuela as well as in the Dominican Republic with Claro (previously Verizon). They are the only network in the Dominican Republic with 3G coverage.

http://www.claro.com.do/iPhone
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