Latin America’s largest cell phone operator, America Movil, will launch the 3G iPhone in ten countries starting August 22. The popular handset will go on sale in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
America Movil operates in 16 countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and in the United States. It currently has over 159 million cell phone subscribers. The company is currently selling the iPhone in Mexico and plans to sell the handset through its Brazilian unit Claro later this year.
America Movil’s biggest competitor in the region, Telefonica SA, also plans to sell the 3G iPhone throughout Latin America later this month.