DEBUT:The smartphones released this weekend are expected to boost telecom profits as well as subscriber numbers, with sales of up to 10,000 new iPhones daily
Date: Oct 10, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信), the nation’s largest telecom operator,
yesterday said it aims to sell up to 20,000 new iPhones on the first day of sales in Taiwan, while Taiwan Mobile Co (台灣大哥大) is eyeing more than 20,000 new iPhone sales during the three-day Double Ten National Day weekend.
The companies’ remarks came as the local debut of Apple Inc’s iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus drew long lines of customers who waited for hours in front of electronics retailers and telecom stores.
Lin Kuo-feng (林國豐), president of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile business group, said heavy rain in Taipei did not seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of shoppers who had been lining up since Thursday. [FULL STORY]