O2 will lose their exclusivity for the iPhone 3GS on November 9th, a day before the date that will see the device not coincidentally land at UK cellular provider Orange. Currently the carrier is only able to offer iPhone and iPhone 3G devices.
While pricing on both carriers should remaining the same, Orange is promising “value added” services, although we aren’t quite sure that that means at this point.
Carphone Warehouse and Phone4U are expected to carry the phones on behalf of O2. Then adding to the already crowded iPhone UK market will be Vodafone sometime in early 2010, with carrier “3” looking to also adopt the phone sometime in 2010. [Engadget]