Last year, it was Pres. Noynoy Aquino who became the first Globe iPhone 4S subscriber. This year, the first official iPhone 5 from Globe goes to Zac Efron.
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.