O2 prepares for iPhone stampedeReports say 1,400 extra staff hired
05 November 2007
Carphone Warehouse has said it could sell up to 10,000 iPhones on Friday and O2 is also gearing itself up to deal with huge public demand for the £269 handset.
The company is believed to have taken on 1,400 staff at its customer service centres and high-street stores, and ordered hundreds of thousands of handsets.
After the £269 upfront cost, customers will sign an 18-month contract with O2 on a tariff of either £35, £45 or £55 per month.
The £35 tariff includes up to 200 minutes and 200 text messages a month. This rises to 600 minutes and 500 texts for the £45 tariff and 1,200 minutes and 500 texts for the £55 tariff.
Apple has said it wants to sell 10 million iPhones globally during 2008.