Orange Shifts 30,000 iPhones in Five Days
Orange, the mobile division of France Telecom announced Wednesday that it had sold nearly 30,000 iPhones in the first five days of the device being on sale in France.
The iPhone has been available in France from 680 Orange stores, the Orange online store and the telephone sales store.
Orange has previously stated that it wishes to sell 100,000 iPhones before the years end.
Of the 30,000 devices sold, 80-percent of purchasers opted to go with a special Orange iPhone contract. Nearly 50 percent of those purchasing the Apple phone were new to Orange or migrating from a rival carrier.
“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 Orange’s France operations. “This confirms that the iPhone will make an active contribution to the acquisition of new customers.”