This is the first time that Globe has made any promotional move on an iPhone before they’ve officially announced it. Apple is usually very secretive about announcing telco/country availability.
— Joyce A. Ramirez (@PublicityAsia) September 25, 2012
Apparently, Zac is heading to Manila for the Penshoppe’s FanCon 2012 on September 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. He’ll be using the Globe iPhone 5 while staying here. And the postpaid number — 0917-1434ZAC.
This only means that Globe already has stocks of the iPhone 5 ready and set for local release. We might be hearing the official announcement of Globe iPhone 5 release soon.
Update: I spoke too soon. I was told this was one of only 5 units of iPhone 5 that was initially seeded to Globe. No large warehouse stocked with thousands of iPhone 5. We’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.
Update 2: Got in touch with Globe and they denied giving an iPhone 5 to Zac Efron. What they admitted was the nano-SIM that comes with unlimited roaming.