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Elbert Cuenca has an iPhone


Ladies and gents, Elbert Cuenca, PhilMUG chairman has an iPhone. I guess to the western readers, it doesn’t really matter but to us Asians, it does. A lot. He’s not just the first person in his block, but the first consumer in the Philippines to have one.

The plan cost was $29.99. In addition, I had to sign up for a MediaNet Unlimited package $19.99 and some hidden iPhone activation fee which, with taxes, totaled $54.17. With the debit card transaction through, I got an email notification that the account is being processed, and then another one that said it was successful. A phone number and a temporary PIN code was indicated. The instruction was to reconnect the iPhone to get it activated. So I did, and viola! the phone started working.

Full discussion over at PhilMUG.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “Elbert Cuenca has an iPhone”

I hope elbert put that phone on airplane mode. though the phone itself doesn’t work theres a reason why consumers are forced to get the data plan and it is so that the phone can update itself (lime when using the phone’s email function, stock, etc.). Even if a wifi connection is near, edge still functions. So if he’s in the Philippines, that phone is roaming and he’s paying A LOT for data usage without his knowledge (maybe). It’s all in the very very fine and tiny font print.

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