Outlets Sees Increase in Purchases of iPhones
China Mobile outlets are seeing an increase in the number of consumers inquiring and buying the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C once the company started to offer them. One resident said that he is a big fan of Apple and he wanted the new iPhone with 4G access. He said that he never leaves his home without his mobile phone since he uses it to search for restaurants, transfer money, purchase items and chat with friends.
China Mobile started selling the popular smart phone for 5,288 yuan under four packages all with 4G services. Existing China Mobile users doesn’t need to change their old numbers to access 4G when acquiring a new phone. China Mobile 4G services now cover more than 1,300 square kilometers in the city which includes central areas in Luohu, Bao’an and Futian districts. The company will be planning more coverage expansion this year.
Although residents were excited that the company has already started to offer the smart phone, Apple fans stayed calm. Some say that they bought their iPhone in Hong Kong which is 1,000 yuan cheaper and the 4G services can be applied as the company offers free upgrade to units that were bought in Hong Kong. While some say that the $g signal is not stable in several places other users have kept using their 3G phones until the 4G signal will be stable.