Celcom’s big iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c happened today at 12.01am, 31 October 2013, at Blue Cube, Sunway Pyramid. As with all crazy iPhone launches, eager buyers started queuing as early as in the morning of 30 October.
Joining the countdown were celebrities Sazzy Falak, Scha Al-Yahya and Diana Danielle. Hundreds queued at the Blue Cube store, where Celcom also gave out free casings, screen protectors, mystery gifts and RM500 vouchers to lucky attendees.
For Mohd Abdullah Mohd Azam and his wife Aguslianie Nurmansyah, queuing up early and being first in line has its privileges. Celcom decided to give away free units of iPhone 5s each to the duo.
Elsewhere, Digi also did a countdown launch at several stores in major cities.
Take the iPhone home
With Celcom, you can take home a 16GB iPhone 5s from as low as RM418 with the 24-month Celcom First Elite plan, after a total savings of RM1,931. The plan has a monthly commitment of RM238 per month with total data quota of 6.2GB and flat 10sen voice & video call, SMS & MMS rate.
For the 16GB iPhone 5c, you can take home the colourful device from as low as RM88 with the 24-month Celcom First Elite plan, after a total savings of RM1,911. The plan has a similar RM238 per month commitment, with a data quota of 6.2GB and One Rate voice, video call, SMS & MMS of 10sen.
Strangely, Celcom still lists the discontinued iPhone 5 in its inventory.
For those not wanting a plan, both new devices can be purchased outright. Prices (as published by Apple) are listed below:
- iPhone 5s 16GB –
RM2,199RM2,399 (correction: that was our initial predicted pricing!)
iPhone 5s 32GB – RM2,699
iPhone 5s 64GB – RM2,999
- iPhone 5c 16GB – RM1,999
iPhone 5c 32GB – RM2,359
- iPhone 4s – RM1,499
For more information of Celcom iPhone plans, visit https://www.celcom.com.my/personal/devices/iphone