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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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Huawei Store is your one-stop shop for everything Huawei

Their every own e-commerce platform

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Online purchases have surged in 2020 out of necessity. The Coronavirus pandemic has kept most of us indoors. That means we do most of our shopping from our phones. Taking advantage of this new behavior, Huawei now has its own Huawei Store.

It’s a convenient, one-stop shop for everything Huawei. Officially launching on September 23, the Huawei Store will carry all of the company’s signature products and accessories.

We have a list, in case you’re interested.

Delivery and payment options

I’m sure you’re not new to online shopping, but if you are, Huawei is making it easy for you. After completing your shopping spree, the items will be delivered to your specified address. Deliveries are free during the Store’s promotion period.

Payment options are as follows:

  • Credit Card
  • GCash
  • Alipay
  • WeChat Pay
  • COD (Cash on delivery)

The Store guarantees 100% secure payment gateway; just hit the buy button, sit back and wait for their item to arrive at their doorstep.

Huawei Store Perks

Registering for a Huawei Store account or Huawei ID gives customers access to exclusive benefits like alerts on specific product deals, seasonal promotions, flash sales, discounts, gift coupons and other exciting prizes.

In the lead up to the Store’s official virtual launch, customers can subscribe to alerts early for a chance to win the Huawei Mate XS foldable phone.

This event runs from September 16-22 as a standalone promo, and then as part of a teaser sale on September 23-29.

As for the teaser sale, early birds can get awesome bundles and discounts on the following products:

  • Everyday piso sale for selected products and Half price flash sale of Huawei Y5p
  • Buy the Huawei MateBook D15 (256GB) and get the Huawei MatePad T3 8.0 (worth PhP 6,490) free
  • Buy the new Huawei Watch Fit and get the Huawei Band 4e (worth Php 1,390) free, as well as a sale for the Watch Fit’s exclusive Cantaloupe Orange color
  • Exclusive discounts on the Huawei Y5p, Y7, nova 7i, MatePad T8, and MateBook D14

From September 30 onwards, Huawei store will provide best offer ever:

  • Up to 60% off the latest Huawei Y8p
  • PhP 4,000 off Huawei band 4
  • 60% off Huawei Mate 30 pro
  • Freebuds 3i, nova 5t, nova 7i, Matepad pro, Matebook D 14 & Matebook D 15 (512 GB), Y5p, Y6p, Y7 will all enjoy this discount party

Additionally, getting the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, FreeBuds 3, and Watch GT2e as a bundle slashes PhP 16,000 off the total price. Bargain hunters can still score awesome finds from the flash sales and piso deals happening everyday throughout the Store’s promotional period.

Huawei Store exclusives also include several new and popular products from the tech brand, such as the new Huawei Y8p, the Huawei MateBook D15 (256GB) in Mystic Silver, the new Huawei Watch Fit with 500p off (includes store-exclusive orange color) from Sep 30 to Oct 10.

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Win, play, have fun at 0917 National G Day!

Globe gives back to loyal customers

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It’s National G Day!

September 17 or 917 does not only signify Globe’s iconic and original prefix, it also marks the start of Globe’s annual celebration that recognizes and gives back to its loyal customers through exciting rewards and surprises. This is the time when Globe and its partners come together to delight its millions of customers.

Given the challenging times we are in, Globe aims to make this year’s National G Day a way to empower and enable its customers as they face the new normal. By providing unique experiences and rewards, customers will be able to regain control of their lives and recreate better days not just for themselves but for others as well.

“More than our annual tradition, it is our way of recognizing our customers for their loyalty and support” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. “This year’s unusual circumstance does not stop us from making our 0917 celebration more meaningful. Let us come together to create better days with National G Day, packed with rewards and surprises for all our customers.”

For this year, the digital celebration comes in many forms, each focusing on making customers more productive, entertained and delighted.

The most awaited G Chance the Raffle

Globe’s biggest raffle of the year will  begin on September 17. Globe customers will get their raffle codes from the Globe Rewards or Globe at Home apps. They may also use their reward points to turn them into more raffle codes.

At the G Chance the raffle, customers have the chance to win prizes that they can use to work, learn, and play at home. These exciting prizes include 5G smartphones, gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Segway Ninebot, Samsung products, Xiaomi Mi Box, Globe Rewards points, GCash credits, and so much more!

Customers can also use their Globe Rewards points to get 917 lifestyle essentials, shoor experiences and discount codes for Konsulta MD, Puregold, Health Now, Healthway Clinics, Zalora, Grab, Lazada, Shopee and other partners.

G Music Fest, A Music Festival Right at Home

A treat for all music-lovers, come together and feel the electric energy and unbridled fun by being part of Globe’s online music festival.

The G Music Fest lines-up international band LANY and favorite local acts namely The Juans, Massiah, Kiana Valenciano, UDD, SB19, Ben & Ben, and December Avenue.

Globe customers can stream the music fest for free on September 26, 4PM through GlobePH, Globe’s Facebook page.

Globe’s Biggest Amateur Mobile Legends Cup

Gather your friends, sharpen your skills, and be one of 1,000 teams that will compete at the G Legends Cup! With a prize pool of P600,000, this is the biggest amateur Mobile Legends tournament for Globe customers. Interested teams must redeem their tournament codes via Globe Rewards app. Once they receive a tournament code, they need to go to globe.com.ph/NationalGDay and enter that code on the team registration form.

The list of participating teams will be announced on September 17 with the best of the best battling out for the top spot at the G Legends Cup finals on September 24. The emerging top 64 teams will also be rewarded with cash prizes that they will receive through their GCash accounts.

Usapang diskarte for your business with G Summit

For this year’s National G Day, Globe myBusiness has also something in store for entrepreneurs. On September 23, Globe myBusiness will host the first-ever G Summit 2020 — Usapang Diskarte: Pivot your Business to Success.

Business owners will hear from local and international experts like Josh Linkner, #1 most booked innovation speaker, new york times bestselling author and business leaders from Google, Taxumo, and CIA Bootleg Manila. Attendees will learn about business opportunities in the new normal, running a business amidst uncertainty and how innovation and digital transformation can help you turn a challenge into a business opportunity.

G Summit aims to bring Filipino businesses together into fulfilling the vision of transforming the Philippines into a digitally empowered nation.


This is a press release from Globe Telecom Philippines.

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Globe partners with Huawei to bring more 5G smartphones in the Philippines

Lower cashout price for select devices

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5G — the successor to today’s 4G network —  is slowly rolling out in the Philippines. Globe Telecom recently rolled out 5G service in select locations around Metro Manila. Now, they are partnering with Huawei to bring more 5G smartphones to the hands of Filipinos nationwide.

Globe’s collaboration with Huawei means more 5G smartphones for everyone. This is good since 5G networks promise bigger bandwidths than before so more devices can connect without affecting speed. 5G networks also bring reduced latency so web browsing is much more fluid and online multiplayer experience is less laggy.  On top of it all, 5G touts faster speeds than before.

For a limited time, these 5G-enabled smartphones are now available for free at lower tiers on Globe’s postpaid plan offerings. The telco is also lowering the one-time cashout for select devices. On top of it all, some devices even come with a freebie.

Some of Huawei’s 5G-enabled smartphones include:

  • Nova 7 SEfree at ThePLAN 1299 (previously ThePLAN 1499), comes with a Huawei Band 4e
  • Nova 7 — free at ThePLAN 1799 (previously ThePLAN 1999 with PhP 4,800 cashout)
  • P40 — free at ThePLAN 1999 (previously with PhP 4,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • Mate 30 Pro 5G — PhP 10,800 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 16,800 cashout)
  • P40 Pro — PhP 12,000 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 16,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • P40 Pro+PhP 24,000 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 28,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • Mate Xs — PhP 81,600 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 86,400 cashout)

These offers are available now on Globe’s online store from September 7 to 30. Globe customers can also get exclusive bundles and freebies like wireless earbuds, fitness bands, coupons, and many more upon purchase any Huawei 5G smartphones.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Super 5G deals

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