Todd Foot, publisher of MobilePhoneFinder.com.au, is officially the first iPhone 5 owner in the world. Mr. Foot had camped outside the Apple store in Sydney for days before nabbing his own iPhone 5 unit earlier today.
Pictured left is the man himself. He’s the guy behind MobilePhoneFinder.com.au, a comparison service for phones and carrier plans that aims to help Aussies save money by comparing offers.
makes it official, stating, “The world’s first iPhone 5 has just been sold to MobilePhoneFinder.com.au’s dedicated man-on-the-ground Aussie Todd who’s been camped out at Apple’s flagship Sydney store on George Street since 12 PM Tuesday.”
MobilePhoneFinder even carried out a study which yielded some interesting information, such as the fact that 80.6% of Australians are planning to purchase the new iPhone 5, and that 73.4% have not used a mobile phone comparison website.
They’re encouraging everyone to do so. And Mr. Foot has some tips for those planning to switch to the iPhone, mainly discussing prices.
He advises people with cash to just buy the phone outright and get a SIM card to get started hassle-free. The 16GB iPhone 5 sells for $650 (US), which translates into $618 (AU).
He also says to make sure you get the right SIM card, in this case, the “nano” model.
“Use a comparison website like MobilePhoneFinder.com.au to compare plans and prices to save yourself money,” adds Mr. Foot. “Plans require either a 24 or 12 month commitment so it's best to compare before you buy and find the right plan to suit your needs.”
Finally, he points out that waitlists mean higher prices, noting that “a little patience will save you money.”
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