Globe Telecom announced the Philippine commercial launch of iPhone4S on December 16, 2011 (Friday). Globe said it would also make available the complete array of Apple mobile devices—from the iPhone3Gs to the iPad2—bundled with innovative plans. Globe has started taking pre-orders for iPhone4S as early as December 1, 2011. To place an order, log on to at http://iphone4s.globe.com.ph.
Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu reiterated that the company maintains a formidable partnership with Apple, having had an exclusive partnership that began with the launch of the first iPhone in 2008. Its partnership with Apple has allowed Globe to offer best-value deals for the complete iPhone and iPad product suites.
“Apple has been our strong partner since 2008 and this relationship has allowed Globe to provide our customers with the best deals for the complete Apple product portfolio. Backed by several years experience in handling Apple mobile devices, Globe is better-equipped to deal with the specific needs that face iPhone users, particularly in mobile data. We have developed offers and services that cater to the mobile browsing habits of a wide variety of consumers,” Cu said.
As of end-September 2011, Globe postpaid subscribers reached 1.37-M, up 39% year-on-year. The company’s mobile data business is also a key growth driver, with revenues accounting for 52% of total mobile service revenues and growing by 11% to P20.8-Billion, on the back of new, affordable services that promote the use of mobile internet for social networking, search engine and email services.