Since the worldwide launch in September of the iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone, and the iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, thousands of Filipino iPhone fans awaited their arrival in our shores with thrilled anticipation.
So when Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) finally made available the latest iPhones last November 15, fans flocked to Smart stores in droves just to get hold of the spanking new handsets.
“The new iPhone 5s and 5c are such crowd-drawers because of their innovative features and the diverse characters and lifestyles they represent—from the savvy businessman to the hip and cool student,” said Kathy Carag, Smart Postpaid head.
Carag adds that the growing popularity of LTE devices has also made people realize the importance of a reliable network in optimizing the features of the new iPhones.
“Aside from offering many affordable plans that make the new iPhones available to many, Smart, through its widest LTE coverage in the country, also delivers the fast and reliable network performance that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c need to maximize their use. Smart is simply the smart choice for these new iPhones,” Carag said.
And to make the smart choice, a number of celebrities squeezed time into their hectic schedule and headed to the nearest Smart store to get hold of their new handsets.
Rapper and actor Elmo Magalona went to the Smart store in Rockwell to pick up his spanking new iPhone 5s.
“I’ve always liked the portability of iPhone and its user-friendliness,” said Magalona, who admitted to be a heavy user of Twitter, Instagram, Snapseed and other photo apps during downtime in recording sessions and taping for shows.
“I got my unit at Smart because its LTE delivers. It’s just efficient. Now that I have my new iPhone, my old one’s going to my sister.”
On the other hand, DLSU Green Archer Thomas Torres was among the first to get his brand new iPhone5s at the Smart store in Robinson’s Magnolia.
“I’ve always been an Apple fan so I’m among those who just couldn’t wait to use the new iPhone,” said Torres, who also considers himself a heavy user of social apps.
“I use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram quite a lot, and to be constantly engaged, I need a trusty LTE connection. Smart gives me that,” he added.
Not to be left behind, the coolest guys on the airwaves, Boys Night Out DJs Sam YG and Tony Toni, also headed to the Smart store on the first day the new iPhones became available.
“We go around the country a lot to tour, and that’s when we appreciate Smart’s widest network coverage,” said Sam YG. “With Smart, I don’t have to worry about connection anywhere I go.”
“Even if you have the best smartphone, you have no use for it if you’re not on a reliable network,” shared Tony Toni. “With Smart, the iPhone functions like a smartphone as it should.”
For more information on Smart’s complete suite of iPhone offers, visit smart.com.ph/iPhone. To subscribe to Smart’s iPhone Plans, apply now at the nearest Smart Store or visit store.smart.com.ph.