Earlier this month, Zain Kuwait offered a chance to pre-order the brand new iPhone 5. On Monday the 10th of December, Zain Kuwait ended the pre-booking and launched new packages to get the iPhone 5 by means of a contract.
As of today, anyone can get the iPhone 5 by choosing one of the three plans that Zain Kuwait is offering with no down payment whatsoever!
If you don’t want to abide by any plan and want to purchase the apple device without any commitment, you can have your pick between the 16GB at 207 KD, 32GB at 239 KD, and 64GB at 271 KD.
While this is a great idea and a great move from Zain Kuwait, considering that the official release of the iPhone 5 was planned for the 14th of December, a few questions rise up.
The plans that the telecommunications company is offering in Kuwait are similar to the phone contracts in the U.S. Is this Zain’s way of keeping up with the hype? It’s definitely a great way to keep clients hooked and let’s not forget that it’s financially affordable. If Zain Kuwait offers packages now, the pre-booking seemed to have been too short and slightly pointless after this offer.
Was the time-span enough for people who pre-booked?
Unlike any other iPhone, the iPhone 5 supports many great features such as:
- 4-inch Retina display
- Ultrafast wireless
- A6 chip
- 8-megapixel iSight camera with panorama
- 1080p HD video recording
- FaceTime video calling
- All-new Apple Earpods
- Over 700,000 apps on the App Store
- iOS6-The world’s most advanced mobile OS
- iCloud-Your content on all your devices
However, the most important one remains the 4GLTE also known as ”4th Generation Mobile Connectivity”. This feature will be available starting January. In my opinion, they could have waited till the launch of the 4GLTE where they could have also released the new plans for iPhone 5 in parallel or speeded up the process to meet its official launch date. That way the people who pre-ordered would also have more time to do so and benefit from their brand new devices.
In any case, Zain Kuwait is still the first telecommunications company to release the new iPhone 5 and to offer great plans to easily purchase it.
What do you think of Zain Kuwait launching packages to get the new Iphone 5? If you are one of the people who pre-ordered, do you think the timing’s right?