My mobile was where the chap said it would be, at the reception of the Vibe Hotel in Little Collins Street. I was there before nine this morning and collected it from the pleasant reception chappie. No name, so cannot reward. I unblocked it with my phone company when I returned home and it worked immediately.
Before I unblocked it, I sent a text to R from a public phone box. I don't think it worked.
It was certainly different being in the city at that time of day. People moved together like a well oiled machine, unlike later in the day where shoppers, wanderers and people with purpose collide.
I am not out in the streets early very often but it is quite pleasant especially as the weather was so much nicer today.