30,000 iPhones sold in 5 days by Orange

30,000 iPhones sold in 5 days by Orange. According to France Telecom's Orange, there were 30,000 iPhones sold in France during the first 5 days. It might not compare to UK's 70,000 units sold in the first weekend, but it's still good news for Orange.

"This is a very good score, especially as one in two iPhone purchases is accompanied by a new Orange line subscription", said Louis-Pierre Wenes, Executive Director in charge of France operations. "This confirms that the iPhone will make an active contribution to the acquisition of new customers", he added. The company reported 48% of iPhone sales led to a new Orange subscription and 80% of the users signed up for a special iPhone plan. As part of that plan, customers have unlimited email and Visual Voicemail and WiFi access.

Orange is selling the
iPhone for 399 euros with a 2-year contract, or 749 euros unlocked. T-Mobile Germany stopped selling the unlocked version this week after a German court ruled against the temporary injunction obtained by Vodafone. Orange is hoping to sell between 50,000 to 100,000 iPhones by the end of the year. In addition, the enthusiasm shown for the dedicated "Orange for iPhone" plans demonstrates the relevance of the offer. As well as Internet services, customers appreciate unlimited e-mail and Visual Voicemail, generous WiFi access, and a range of talk time and SMS tariffs adapted to different needs.