We promptly talked about it and few hours later, someone from Globe told me (via email) the page wasn’t official just yet. Not a big deal, really, ‘coz incidents like this aren’t new and that it can be manipulated just to create hype. But the way I see it from Globe, it seems the telco is readying or perhaps is already all set to launch the iPhone 4S come December. Read on for more…
The pre-order page that has been leaked the other day may not really be official, but it does work when I personally tried filling out with the information required. And in fact after hitting send, it returns a message telling me the form was submitted successfully. Since I was told the pre-order page wasn’t official yet, I didn’t expect any respond from them. But no, surprisingly — Globe did!
I got an email earlier today (and SMS as well) asking me to send the necessary documents to complete the application for the iPhone 4S. But of course I won’t be sending anything until I got a word from Globe when is the official pre-ordering for the handset. This email probably has just been sent automatically from Globe’s internal system after confirming receipt from the “unofficial” pre-order form. But I believe Globe has been testing that system, working as expected, and the telco maybe launching the iPhone 4S sometime in the first or second week of December.
There’s nothing in the email that says it’s auto-generated, but I’m convinced it is. No pricing details from the content, just the required documents. You may read it below.
We thank you very much for your interest to avail of Globe services.
We would like to re-confirm receipt of your online postpaid application form for iphone 4s.
Currently, your application is on pending status as we need the following requirements from you.
(note that requirements must be issued within the Philippines and that subscriber lives in the Philippines ):
1st Time Subscribers:
·Any one of the following proofs of identification (front & back copy) bearing signature / authorized signatory (SSS, company ID, Driver’s license, Passport, etc).
·One latest proof of billing (could be any bill under your name such as Credit card statement, utility billing, etc.
·One proof of financial document (could be 1 month computerized latest pay slip, certificate of employment indicating your designation and income, 2 mos. Credit card statement with a minimum credit limit of 20K, ITR, etc)
*** Requirements for 1st Time Subscribers working under BPO’s/ Call Centers , including payment set-up:
*** BPO/CALL CENTERS with 2 years and above of tenure at present employer is exempted
Existing Subscribers Wireless Mobile Postpaid Subscribers:
·Any one of the following proofs of identification (SSS, company ID, Driver’s license, Passport, etc)
·Proof of billing (waived, if preferred billing address for new line application is the same as existing account
·Proof of income (waived if credit limit for new line application is equal or less 2500 and last line availed is not less than 6 months ago)
Getting an iPhone 4S from Globe Telecom? Now you already knew what docs to prepare!
Update: iPhone 4S Philippines Unlock Version Review