vodafone

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Orange would begin selling the iPhone 3G and 3GS in the UK, which effectively puts an end to O2′s exclusivity in that country, Vodafone has decided to make a little announcement of their own.  Vodafone has announced that they too will begin offering the iPhone 3G and 3GS in the UK and Ireland in early 2010.

Vodafone and Apple today confirmed that they have reached agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to the UK and Ireland in early 2010.

Beginning today, Vodafone UK and Vodafone Ireland customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS at www.vodafone.co.uk/iphone and www.vodafone.ie/iphone respectively. Pricing, tariffs and availability information will be announced locally in the future.

This pushes the total UK iPhone carriers to three, which will hopefully drive down prices as the carriers fight for your love and approval.

In related news, O2′s PR team has chosen to acknowledge this recent turn of events by issuing a brief two-paragraph statement that includes no mention of either Vodafone or Orange crashing their party.

So, beloved UK readers, which carrier is going to be your carrier of choice?