China Telecom preps ‘Dragon Plan’ for October iPhone 5 launch

“China Telecom has instructed some of its provincial branches to begin preparations for the sales of the iPhone 5, including conducting staff training, and the operator will accept orders for the phone at the earliest at end September, reports Southern Metropolis Daily, citing a company insider,” CapitalVue reports.

“According to the report, a LED screen at the Changan Road branch of China Telecom had started advertising the forthcoming debut of the iPhone 5,” CapitalVue reports. “Tiannuo Technology, an authorized distributor of Apple products, said though it has not heard from Apple regarding the launch of the iPhone 5, it has started to accept advance bookings for the phone, and the booking fees were fixed at 2,000 yuan.”

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CapitalVue reports, “The insider added that China Telecom expects to launch pre-sales of the iPhone 5 this month, and will start official sales in October… According to an unnamed source, China Telecom expects to spend 1.5 billion yuan for the marketing of the iPhone 5 under a plan with the name of ‘Dragon Plan.'”

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