Hundreds queue up as iPhone goes on sale

Hundreds of people queued up for hours to buy the first official iPhones to be sold in the Netherlands, various websites report on Friday.

The phones went on sale at midnight at a shop in Rotterdam. The Financieele Dagblad reports that Edwin Driesen (47) from The Hague was the first lucky owner, after waiting in a queue since 9.30am.
When asked what the first thing was he would do with his new buy, Driesen answered a dry ‘charge the battery’, the paper says.
The iPhone in Holland is linked to a €44.95 subscription to T-Mobile. If you don’t want the T-Mobile deal, your best bet is to cross the border into Belgium, the FD suggests.
There you can buy a simlock free phone for €525 and chose your own provider. Unlike in the Netherlands, the compulsory tie-up with a phone firm is illegal in Belgium, the paper points out.
And according to the Telegraaf, there are already 10,000 iPhones in the Netherlands anyway.

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