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Globe vs Smart: Huawei P20 and P20 Pro postpaid plans

One carrier offers it cheaper

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Alongside the Philippine launch of the new Huawei P20 series, local carriers released their postpaid plans for the P20 and P20 Pro. If you’re looking to avail of the new Huawei devices through a monthly plan, here’s a comparison to help you decide.

For this comparison, we’re going to use Globe’s ThePLAN 1999 and Smart’s GigaX Plan 1999.

Globe’s offering includes unlimited texts to all networks in the Philippines and also unlimited calls, but only within their network (meaning you can call any Globe or TM number for as long as you like). When it comes to data allowance, Globe is pretty generous with 16GB of mobile data (they should be since this is a costly plan already) with an additional 1GB for the free three-month Spotify Premium subscription.

Smart’s plan has 70 minutes of voice calls that you can use every month to call any Philippine mobile number and PLDT landline. Texting is not an issue since the plan offers unlimited SMS to all networks as well. As for mobile data — GigaX Plan’s supposedly strongest suit — it looks like it’s lacking compared to Globe’s similar monthly plan. You’ll get only 7GB of open data allowance (you can use this for any internet-related activity) and another 10GB solely for video streaming. That gives you a total of 17GB of mobile data, but a chunk of it is exclusive for video services only.

Now that we know the inclusions of the plans, let’s break down the cost.

Huawei P20

Globe
Smart
Plan ThePLAN 1999 GigaX Plan 1999
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 70 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 16GB 7GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ additional 1GB allowance Discounted calls to Smart/TNT at PhP 4 per minute
Device Fee PhP 3,600 PhP 12,000
Initial Cashout PhP 5,599 PhP 13,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 51,576 PhP 59,976

 

For the Huawei P20, you can get it really cheap through Globe’s ThePLAN 1999 for just PhP 3,600. That brings the initial cashout fee to PhP 5,599 (PhP 1,999 + PhP 3,600) which includes the first monthly payment and the one-time device fee. A standard 24-month contract will be in effect, so that means you’ll be shelling out a total of PhP 51,576 for the whole duration of the lock-in period.

If you’re getting the P20 through Smart, you’ll have to pay a bit more at first with its PhP 12,000 cashout. Good thing you can also avail of it through a monthly installment of just PhP 500 that’ll be on top of your plan, which will drive it up to PhP 2,499 per month. All in all, you’ll be spending PhP 59,976 after completing the 24-month contract.

Huawei P20 Pro

Globe
Smart
Plan ThePLAN 1999 GigaX Plan 1999
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 70 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 16GB 7GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ additional 1GB allowance Discounted calls to Smart/TNT at PhP 4 per minute
Device Fee PhP 14,400 PhP 19,200
Initial Cashout PhP 16,399 PhP 21,199
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 62,376 PhP 67,176

 

If you want the best phone Huawei has to offer, the P20 Pro is just a few thousand pesos more expensive. Again, Globe’s device fee is cheaper for only PhP 14,400 which means the initial cashout will be PhP 16,399. Smart is asking for a PhP 19,200 one-time payment of the phone or you can add PhP 800 to your monthly fee making it PhP 2,799 per month. Both are still under a 24-month contract with a total cost of PhP 62,376 for Globe and PhP 67,176 for Smart.

Other postpaid plans are also available which you can check out on Globe’s (P20, P20 Pro) and Smart’s (P20, P20 Pro) website.

The Huawei P20 has a retail price of PhP 34,990 if you’ll get it unlocked while the Huawei P20 Pro is priced at PhP 44,990.

SEE ALSO: Huawei reclaims top spot on DxOMark with P20 Pro

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Power Mac Center celebrates 2M Facebook followers with promotions

Five percent off, plus free shipping this weekend

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After reaching two million followers on their Facebook page, Power Mac Center is celebrating the milestone by offering discounts and free shipping.

Since joining the social media platform back in 2009, the page has been an avenue for the Apple community to virtually gather and celebrate memories, such as:

  • Apple’s 20th anniversary
  • Launch of 1 Infinite Access loyalty program
  • Opening of Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019
  • “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream

Discounts, free shipping

As a treat to all customers, all devices and accessories can be purchased at 5 percent off from May 27 to 29, 2022 in over 80 PMC stores nationwide.

That means followers may take home the latest iPhone 13 (256GB) for only PhP 56,990.50 from PhP 59,990.

They can also get as much as PhP 10,000 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple (M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray).

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, checks, PMC gift certificates, and various e-wallets.

For online shoppers, PMC is also offering free shipping nationwide from May 27 to 29, 2022 for a minimum purchase of PhP 2,500.

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Don’t miss out: Smart launches GigaLife Surprises

With rewards like a Fitbit Watch or Instax Mini

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Smart Communications has rolled out GigaLife Surprises, an exciting lineup of perks, promos, and privileges exclusively available on the GigaLife App.

The lineup includes Giga Missions, Giga PayDay, and the ongoing Giga Days, giving Smart subscribers the chance to get unique promos and enjoy rewards.

And by tapping “Don’t Miss Out” on the app, customers also get customized and value-packed offers which get refreshed every week. 

Earn points, enjoy perks

Giga Missions gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges in the app.

Registering for a mobile data package like GIGA STORIES 99, for instance, earns users 4.95 points.

These points may be used to redeem similar data promos such as GIGA VIDEO 99 or GIGA POWER+ 99 for free.

Smart even has rewards like a Fitbit Watch (11,832 points) and Instax Mini (4,569 points).

Discounted promos, redemptions

Moreover, the app’s Giga PayDay entitles subscribers to discounts on regular promo packages every 27th and 28th of the month.

All these add to the ongoing GigaDays, which offer as much as 20 percent discounts on GigaPoints redemptions every 19th to 22nd of the month.

For example, the GIGA VIDEO 99 redemption which usually costs 99 points may be claimed for just 79 points during the four-day period.

The GigaLife App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now.

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MSI end of summer sale: Up to 10K off

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MSI is making the rest of the summer count before rainy season arrives with a season-ending Explore Summer Fun sale from May 13 to June 19, 2022.

Selected laptops from MSI’s business and productivity and gaming lines will go on sale for up to PhP 10,000 off, including the following:

  • Alpha 15
  • Katana GF66
  • GF63 Thin
  • Modern 14
  • Modern 15

Promo redemptions are available at MSI Concept Stores, authorized resellers, and official online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For the full list of laptop models on sale and their corresponding discounted prices, check the tables below.

Alpha and Katana

Model Specs Discounted Price
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH/091PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Radeon RX 6600M
PhP 79,995 (from 89,995)
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 66,995 (from 74,995)
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 62,500 (from 69,995)

 

GF Thin

Model Specs Discounted Price
GF63 Thin 11UD-016PH/022PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 63,995 (from 70,345)
GF63 Thin 11UC-029PH/018PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 58,995 (from 65,095)
GF63 Thin 11UC-030PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 53,995 (from 58,795)
GF63 Thin 10UC-822PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 48,995 (from 54,595)
GF63 Thin 11SC-237PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 47,995 (from 52,495)
GF63 Thin 10SC-809PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)
GF63 Thin 11SC-031PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)

 

Prestige and Modern 

Model Specs Discounted Price
Prestige 14 A11SC-096PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • GTX 1650
PhP 49,995 (from 57,745)
Modern 15 A11M-810PH/A11MU-865PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 39,995 (from 43,045)
Modern 14 B11m-652PH/B11MOU-896PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 38,995 (from 41,995)
Modern 14B11MOU-1004PH
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Core i3 1115G4
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 29,995 (from 34,645)

 

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