Telefonica launches iPhone in Latin America

Telefonica will launch the Apple 3G terminal, iPhone, on August 22, making it initially available in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Director for Telefonica Latin America, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, pointed out that the company hopes that the iPhone will have the "same success" in Latin America as it has enjoyed in countries such as Spain, the UK and Ireland.

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iPhone 3GS Available in Guatemala

July 2009

The price of the device will vary depending on the services being acquired, informed Litza Escobar, from Claro.

Prices go from $199 for the 16GB version, to $299 for the 32GB one, according to information published on the Internet.

"The touch screen telephone competes with RIM's Blackberry, which is more orientated to businesses, and with the new Palm Pre, which has registered a solid demand since its market entry", published Prensalibre.com. "The iPhone 3GS will be available through America Móvil subsidiaries (Claro) in Guatemala, El Salvador, México, Colombia, Uruguay and Dominican Republic.

iPhone 3G arrives in Panama

November 2008

On November 7, Telefonica will start selling the Apple phone in Panama.

A few days later, the third generation mobile technology will start to function.

Panama was one of the few countries in the region where the Apple phone was not yet being sold and which could be bought in most of the Latin American countries since August 22 and in Europe and the US since July 11, where it was sold out in one week after selling more than 1 million phones.

Tigo presents third generation services in El Salvador

September 2008

The platform, known as 3G, will offer Internet, TV, video calling and music services.

With the launch of this platform, both prepaid and postpaid users will benefit from Internet services at average speeds of 384 Kbps and 512 Kbps at the national level.
Prepaid clients will be able to obtain Internet services for a day at a cost of $2.66 and a USB modem at $150.

Claro optimizes its network in Guatemala

August 2008

All features of a computer that is connected to the internet are now available to Claro cellular customers.

Claro, a subsidiary of America Movil, launched its 3G (Third Generation) services from the first semester of this year, with the capability of surfing at high speeds and using various software applications; nonetheless, with the continued improvements, the network is now 3.5G, said Richard Sherman, Ericsson's IT Manager for Central America and the Caribbean.

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