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O2 happy with iPhone sales till now

O2, the exclusive network partner for the iPhone in the UK, has revealed that 75 percent of the buyers of iPhone come from other networks.

That's up from two thirds, the figure which was reported on the 13th of November by Times (opens in new tab) Online.

The head of O2, Matthew Key, did not disclosed how many iPhone have been sold or what were O2 estimates but did mention that sales were in line with O2's internal estimates.

O2 is also looking to attract more broadband users by bundling its ADSL services - managed by another Telefonica branch, Be - at a cut price offer.

The Register reported on the 23rd of November that only 27,000 O2 iPhones were activated, according to "reliable channel sources" with Carphone Warehouse having shifted only 11,000 in the first week.

As a benchmark, more than 8,000 iPhones (opens in new tab) were activated at the close of business on Sunday the 11th of November, two days after the iPhone was launched.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.