Orange and O2 have rubbished web rumours the Apple iPhone will appear on the Orange network in the UK in the near future.
O2 restated the fact its contract with Apple is "a multi-year exclusive", and noted the original iPhone was launched less than a year ago.
Orange also said there is no truth in the rumours linking it with a UK iPhone launch.
Web blogs and tech sites claimed today the 3G version of the iPhone would debut on Orange in the UK in October, following recent multi-carrier deals in other markets andthe sales rate of the device in the UK.
Apple and O2 have both maintained good early sales of the 3G iPhone earlier this month.