Polish Actors Paid to Fake iPhone Frenzy

Phone company tries to boost enthusiasm with longer lines
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2008 6:04 PM CDT
In this July 11, 2008 file photo, customers waiting in line to buy the iPhone 3G celebrate as sales begin in Tokyo.    (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, file)
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(Newser) – Poland’s largest mobile provider is refreshingly straightforward about its efforts to boost iPhone sales, Reuters reports. “We have these fake queues at front of 20 stores around the country to drum up interest in the iPhone,” a spokesman for Orange said. The iPhone flew off the shelves in the US, but pricey monthly fees may put a damper on Polish sales.