Breaking: iPhone has landed in the Philippines



Attention, ladies and germs, this is breaking news: the iPhone has finally landed in the Philippines (Or am I the last to know??)! Recently spotted in 2 (not one! but TWO!) local malls, the iPhone is now for sale here in the Philippines for a suggested retail price that will cost as much as a semester in de La Salle University (there goes college). Details and more photos after the click-through.

One sad Saturday morning I decided to go to SM City Manila and knock myself out playing Drum Mania at Quantum (It's my second home). After about five hours of exhaustive "drumming", I thought I'd pay a visit to the cellphone shops on the next floor up, also to see how much the Nokia E50 would cost me when I finally buy it next payday. As usual I visited each cellphone shop one by one and to my surprise, I saw an iPhone look-a-like. I thought to myself how sickening China is becoming when it comes to piracy. That somebody ought to teach those pirates a lesson, not only for stealing original ideas of other people, but for making the whole industry (music, movies, consumer electronics and all) look downright ugly. But upon closer inspection (or about 5 seconds later) it occured to me that I was looking at the real thing: the iPhone, in the flesh! Of course I couldn't resist asking for a chance to paw at it, so I did. And it was great. And now I'm here wishing I could afford one when it finally hits our country with official specs (not to mention 3G). Or at least I hope I can buy an iPod Touch for Christmas. By the way if there are any generous souls reading this right now, please feel free to donate. God bless you. ^^



The name of the store I found selling the fully unlocked iPhones is Mega One and you can find it in SM City Manila and Robinson's Place Ermita. I'm guessing other Mega One branches in other malls are offering it too.



The picture here says it, bro. The price is more than a lot to ask for. But a store clerk told me that they have an ongoing promo for the iPhone. She said that anyone who buys a minimum of 3 iPhones will get them for P39,000 instead of the advertised P46,000. But I'm thinking, who in the heck would do that, 3 rich best-friends? Hmm... maybe.



These iPhones (for sale in Mega One) are fully unlocked iPhones that will work with any SIM card from any local network. That means you can experience the same old Smart, Sun, and Globe experience in a brand new way, which is - touchy-feely courtesy of the Apple iPhone. It will work with all hacks, too. But be warned that this phone is not under the International Apple Care warranty since it is a hacked iPhone, and its Firmware is not updated to the latest version to avoid being bricked (and non-functional as a phone). If you know a good hacker, buy this phone and let him do the magic in updating it. Don't say I didn't warn you though. Caveat Emptor.


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11 comments

(davidmarquez) said...

uhhm. my friends already have iPhones. you just buy them in the US and bring them here. way cheaper.

David said...

iPhones certainly sell much cheaper in the States. No doubt about it. Only problem is I don't have any contacts there, and I won't be visiting the US any time soon. Right now I'm considering buying online. Still working on it though. Thanks for the tip, btw.

James said...

That's expensive. You can get an iPhone in Greenhills for only P30,000.

http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/2007/09/30/apple-iphones-in-philippines/

David said...

Really?? I'll go check that out... thanks!

John said...

Hello

I have Brand new and Unlocked ready to use Apple iPhone 8GB Phones.

PRICE: $300 USD per unit

SPECIAL OFFER " BUY 5 UNITS AND GET 2 UNITS FREE" + FREE SHIPPING.

In the box:
iPhone
Stereo Headset
Dock
Dock Connector to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation
Cleaning/polishing cloth

To purchase the iPhones ,pls get back to me with these details below :

How many units do you want to buy ?
Where are you located ?
How soon do you want it ?

Feel free to contact me via e-mail at : datadltd@gmail.com

Cheers

John

mad_fer_it_19 said...

you must be some kind of an idiot to sell the phones for $300 when they cost $399 plus tax ofcourse...and dare i say this, giving out 2 units for free with the purchase of 5 units!!!and not to mention free shipping as well holy shit!!!

Anonymous said...

We are selling the unlock Apple 8GB IPhone for just US$350 (Including FREE SHIPPING) and guaranteed that it will work with any preferred network.

please email us: celebritymobile.inc@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We are selling the unlock 3G Apple 16GB iPhone for just US$450 and also the 3G Apple 8GB iPhone for just US$400 (Including FREE SHIPPING) and guaranteed that it will work with any preferred network.

This does not VOID your Apple warranty since you are not hacking the Firmware. You do not have to worry about it relocking when Apple comes out with a new Firmware. Its perfect! Will work with any GSM provider in the world.

BUY 2 UNITS 3G 8GB iPHONE FOR JUST US$750

BUY 2 UNITS 3G 16GB iPHONE FOR JUST US$850

we sell the 1.1.4 firmware version

WE ALSO STOCK NOKIA PHONES, HTC PHONES & IPODS:

Nokia E90…….US$400
Nokia N95.(8GB).US$350
Nokia N77…….US$250
Nokia N76 ……US$250

HTC PHONES:
HTC Shift.............US$1000
HTC Advantage X7510...US$900
HTC P3470.............US$400
HTC Touch Cruise......US$510
HTC Dual..............US$350
HTC S730..............US$390
HTC P6500.............US$700
HTC TyTN II...........US$400
HTC Touch.............US$900
HTC S630..............US$320
HTC S710..............US$340
HTC P3600i............US$450
HTC Advantage X7500...US$950
HTC MTeor.............US$190


IPODS:
Apple 2 GB iPod Nano…..US$60
Apple 4 GB iPod Nano…..US$70
Apple 30 GB iPod Video…US$110
Apple 60 GB iPod Video…US$150
Apple 80GB Ipod Video….US$200

Mr Jerry Smith
Celebrity Mobile Stores.
Email: salesrep.celebrity@gmail.com
celebritymobile.inc@hotmail.com

Colin said...

We are registered Company and the leading dealers in electronics and we do have 3G Apple iPhones 8GB and 16GB in stock for sale at US$400 and US$500 respectively.

Our iPhones are all Brand New/Unlocked,and in the latest firmware version..

We also give good discounts for more than a unit purchase and also free items..

BUY 2 UNITS 3G 8GB FOR JUST US$750
BUY 2 UNITS 3G 16GB FOR JUST US$900
(INCLUDING A FREE IPHONE)

OLD GENERATION IPHONES
Apple iPhone 4GB...US$200
Apple iPhone 8GB...US$300
Apple iPhone 16GB..US$400

WE ALSO HAVE NOKIA PHONES, HTC PHONES, AND OTHER BRANDS OF MOBILES INCLUDING IPODS.

Email: supreme.iphones@hotmail.com
supreme.iphoneworld@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have some of Iphone Stock with Good Price.

Iphone 3G 8GB = 560 $

Iphone 3G 16GB = 720 $

Email me at NiceShop4u@yahoo.com

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