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Debitel rearing to capitalize on T-Mobile Germany's SIM-free iPhone

Chris Ziegler

For a company that makes a business of putting together handset and plan packages on other carriers' networks, it only stands to reason that adding an iPhone package or three is probably healthy for the bottom line. Germany's Debitel says that it totally wants in on T-Mobile's unlocked iPhone action, provided that it proves "technically feasible." It's a little bitter that T-Mobile didn't consult with Debitel and others before announcing the staggeringly-priced €999 unlocked iPhone, but overall "welcomes" the move. Welcome it all you want, Debitel, but unless you can somehow package that thing into a more reasonably priced offering on other carriers, there may not be much of a business model here.

[Thanks, Lance]

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