Although not officially announced the Telecom New Zealand’s official iPhone 5 launch details have fell into our lap tonight. No doubt they will announce this tomorrow but if you want to know where you need to be to grab one of these on launch day carry on reading.
The first thing we need to clarify is there will be absolutely no selling of the iPhone 5 on launch day to pre pay or buy outright customers. Launch day sales are for new contracts only. To confirm you need to be a brand new customer signing a 2 year plan OR an existing customer who is currently out of contract.
So where do you need to be? At 9am Friday morning all Telecom stores will be open for business as usual. HOWEVER there will be 3 stores opening at midnight 12:01am to launch the device. Those stores are:
Auckland – 167 Victoria Street
Wellington – 42 Willis Street
Dunedin – 101 George Street
That’s it folks. Unfortunately nothing for Christchurch at midnight.
So what do you think and where will you be on launch day? Will you be queuing at midnight or queuing for a 9am opening? One thing is for sure demand is going to be huge!
Let us know all your thoughts in the comments.
Update below with official word from TNZ. Christchurch will be getting a midnight launch.
Here is everything you need to know.
1. All Telecom stores will be open as usual from 9am selling the iPhone 5
2. 3 stores will open at 12:01 am to start selling the iPhone 5. They are:
167 Victoria Street, Auckland
42-52 Willis St, Wellington
Riccarton Mall store, Christchurch
3. Doors open at 12:01am
4. There is a limit of one handset per customer
5. Customers are encouraged to bring up to three guests on the night
6. 12 month plans, open term and pre-paid sales will not initially be available