T-Mobile has dismissed reports that it is in talks to sell the iPhone in the UK.
The company told news site mocoNews on Wednesday that any talk of a deal with Apple was " merely speculation".
T-Mobile comments come shortly after reports surfaced claiming that the company would be offering the iPhone on its UK network within the next four to five months.
According to the reports, the deal would allow T-Mobile to sell the iPhone 3G model on its network, while O2 would retain sole rights to sell the iPhone 3GS in the UK. O2 is currently the only carrier authorised to support the iPhone.
T-Mobile already has deals with Apple to carry the iPhone in several other European countries.
If T-Mobile does strike a UK deal with Apple, Britain could become the first country to have two official carriers for the device. In most of its markets, Apple has opted for exclusive deals on the iPhone which lock users to a single service provider.
However, the practice of signing exclusive deals has come under fire in several countries, most recently the US, where the Department of Justice has begun an investigation into whether the deals are in violation of anti-trust regulations.
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