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Orange denies it paid actors to stand in iPhone lines

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2008 13:32 User comments (6)

Orange denies it paid actors to stand in iPhone lines Last week we reported that mobile phone carrier Orange was paying actors in Poland to stand in iPhone lines to create phony demand.
There was worry that the Apple iPhone 3G was not selling very well in Poland but that Orange did not want to show weakness in that respect.

It turns out however that Orange is denying those rumors and is saying they have not and will not hire actors to create phony demand for the device.

According to an Orange official, "As part of the excitement around the launch of the iPhone, some of our team have been joining customers outside our shops. Their aim is to welcome people to the Orange shop, share in their excitement and give information about Orange tariffs. The rumors in the Polish press are untrue."

The same spokeswoman added that "sales were strong" in the country.

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6 user comments

128.8.2008 18:49

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Last week we reported that mobile phone carrier Orange was paying actors in Poland to stand in iPhone lines to create phony demand.
I almost spat my coffee out at the screen when i read that - was it meant to be that funny ? Phony demand haha

229.8.2008 7:16

I almost spat out banana milkshake when I read that.

329.8.2008 8:52

Thats too funny :)

429.8.2008 10:21

I giggled as well. Not sure if the pun was intentional or not. Classic. :)

530.8.2008 11:38

know any famous polish actors?

um yeah...

i'll get back to youuuuuu lol

615.9.2008 19:12

As I understand the Polish people aren't buying the I phone.

So now the Polish are the smartones???????

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