Deutsche Telekom AG’s “T-Mobile unit, which provides cellular service in Europe and the United States saw customer sign-ups increasing, stoked by its offering of Apple Inc.’s iPhone in Germany last year. It also posted gains in subscribers in the U.S. and British markets,” Matt Moore reports for The Associated Press.

“In Germany, T-Mobile said it reached nearly 36 million customers by the end of 2007, up 14.5 percent from last year, with nearly 1 million of them opting for what it calls fixed-term contracts instead of a pay-as-you go model,” Moore reports.

“Demand for the iPhone was strong, too, with 70,000 of the phones sold since its debut in November. T-Mobile is the only company selling it with a two-year contract. The arrangement is similar to those Apple Inc. has with other carriers around the world,” Moore reports.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike in Helsinki” for the heads up.]

[UPDATE: 2:27pm EST: Changed headline as per feedback from MacDailyNews reader “andy.”]