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Globe vs Smart: Apple iPhone X postpaid plans

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Globe and Smart recently released their Apple iPhone X postpaid plans, and since the latest iPhone is expensive to purchase in one straight payment, getting a line is one of the best ways to get the device.

Both telcos are offering Apple’s latest iPhone through regular postpaid plans for as cheap as Plan 500 or up to Plan 2999. Each plan has its own inclusions and cash-out fees.

In this comparison, let’s check out the offers for the iPhone X (64GB) with the telcos’ recommended postpaid plans: ThePLAN 1799 for Globe and iPhone Plan 1499 for Smart.

Globe

Smart

Plan ThePLAN 1799 iPhone Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 60 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 11GB 9GB
Freebies
  • Netflix for 6 months
  • Disney for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ 1GB monthly allocation
  • Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (PhP 4/min)
  • Free interchangeable monthly app
Device Fee PhP 1,600/month PhP 1,700/month
Total Monthly Fee PhP 3,399 PhP 3,199
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost  PhP 81,576 PhP 76,776

Globe’s package of unlimited voice calls within their network and unlimited texts to any network in the country is great for those who love to keep in touch. For mobile data, they offer 11GB with the usual freebies of Netflix, Disney, and Spotify subscriptions. The device has a PhP 38,400 cash-out which is still steep, but you can pay through a monthly installment of PhP 1,600 (either charged to your bill or own credit card). As always, a standard 24-month contract is required. The phone and the plan will cost PhP 3,399 per month or PhP 81,576 for two years.

Smart’s plan has unlimited texts and but only has 60 minutes of voice calls to all networks. Once consumed, users can enjoy a discounted call rate of PhP 4 per minute to Smart/TNT. The plan has 9GB of data with free monthly access to an app of choice including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Viber, or Waze. It’s got a PhP 40,800 cash-out or PhP 1,700 monthly installment, which can be charged to your postpaid bill or credit card. A 24-month contract will be in effect with a total monthly fee of PhP 3,199 or PhP 76,776 all in all.

Both plans have their own advantages. Globe has always been focused on their content freebies and unlimited chit chat via SMS, or voice calls to other Globe or TM subscribers. While ThePLAN 1799 has more allowance for data, it’s also more expensive per month and for the whole duration of the contract.

Smart is more suited for those who need to contact any number without thinking if they’ll be charged on top of their monthly fee. But, those limited minutes can be constricting if you make a lot of calls. Their suggested plan is cheaper than Globe’s even after two years, which means you can use those savings for unexpected charges.

The Apple iPhone X is priced in the Philippines starting at PhP 64,490 for the 64GB model and PhP 73,990 for the 256GB model.

SEE ALSO: Globe vs Smart: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plans

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Huawei Mobile Cloud will have free storage for some users

5GB free for users in APAC

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In an attempt to get more people to use Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), Huawei is offering a treat for users in Asia Pacific.

Some time in the middle of November, HMS users located in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand will be the first in the region to enjoy free 5GB storage of Huawei Mobile Cloud. You’ll just need to login using a Huawei ID.

In addition, Huawei and Honor users can enjoy one month of 50GB Mobile Cloud storage at a massive discounted price from today until December 31, 2019.

Countries Original Price per month Discounted
Philippines PhP 49.00 PhP 1.00
Singapore SG$ 1.28 SG$ 0.10
Thailand THB 35.00 THB 1.00
Malaysia MYR 3.90 MYR 0.10

Exclusive deals for Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro users

Those who already own or who plan to own Huawei’s latest smartphones — the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 pro are entitled to three months of free 50GB Huawei Mobile Cloud storage along with two years warranty and free screen replacement from Huawei HiCare.

They’re also incentivizing users who will download the Huawei Member Center app from the AppGallery. Users from the mentioned countries can redeem free Huawei Points and Lazada shopping vouchers available on the app. This will be available by the end of November 2019.

Countries Huawei Points Lazada Vouchers Trip.com Vouchers
Philippines PhP 1200 PhP 500 N/A
Singapore SG$ 30 SG$ 12 Up to SG$ 20 off
Thailand THB 850 THB 300 Up to THB 250 off
Malaysia MYR 100 MYR 40 Up to MYR 30 off

SEE ALSO: Huawei is building an ecosystem of connected devices

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OPPO Philippines offers 40% discount on service parts

Save more on your next repair

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It’s a fact that our devices have limited lifespans. When our devices start to break down, the only way to go is to dispose it or repair it. Those who choose the latter may find it hard since after-sales support is often tricky and lacking for most manufacturers; but not OPPO.

OPPO Philippines is offering up to 40% discount on service parts for device repairs. All service parts are covered by the discount — from motherboards to the top cover of the device.

The discount is eligible for the Neo 7, F1s, A37, F1 Plus, F1s 64GB, A39, A57, A71, F3, F3 Plus, F5, F5 Pro, F5 Youth, A7, A71 2018, A83, F7, F7 Youth, A3S and F9. The discount for service parts is available from November 4 onwards at all OPPO Service Centers nationwide. To know more, visit their website.

OPPO also has several initiatives that provide technical support to its consumers. It has a 1-hour flash fix program, a phone loan program, and a service app to help users when their devices suddenly break down. Plus, all OPPO devices come with an international warranty.

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11.11 sale: Ultimate tech guide

The sale of the year is here

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Most believe that 11:11 is a lucky time. Perhaps, it’s true enough that this November 1, many tech brands are on sale where you can score big discounts. We compiled the tech brands and their products on sale so you don’t have to tire yourself searching the web.

We’re actively updating this article to reflect other tech brands participating in the 11.11 sale. So, hit refresh once in a while!

Acer

  • Aspire 1 — from PhP 19,999 to PhP 11,499
  • Nitro 5 (4GB / 1TB) — from PhP 40,999 to PhP 37,388 (Lazada)
  • Swift 3 — from PhP 42,999 to PhP 39,999 (Lazada)
  • Nitro 5 (4GB / 1TB + 256GB) — from PhP 43,999 to PhP 41,999 (Lazada)

For more Acer deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

AULA

  • Gaming Mechanical Keyboard — from PhP 3,590 to PhP 1,880 (Shopee)

COOCAA (Lazada only)

For more COOCAA deals, check out their Lazada page.

Dyson (Lazada only)

  • Supersonic Hair Dryer Ion — from PhP 21,500 to PhP 18,090 (Lazada)

For more Dyson deals, check out their Lazada page.

Honor

Huawei

For more Huawei deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

JBL

  • Clip 2 — from PhP 3,099 to PhP 1,699 (Shopee)
  • Go 2 — from PhP 2,299 to PhP 2,099 (Shopee)
  • Clip 3 — from PhP 3,499 to PhP 3,099 (Shopee)
  • Flip 4 — from PhP 6,995 to PhP 4,899 (Shopee)
  • Charge 3 — from PhP 8,099 to PhP 5,199 (Shopee)
  • Flip 5 — from PhP 6,999 to PhP 6,599 (Shopee)

For more JBL deals, check out their Shopee page. Alternatively, you can also check out their Lazada page.

OnePlus

  • 5T (8 / 128GB) — from PhP 20,990 to PhP 12,990 (Shopee)
  • 6T (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 37,990 to PhP 25,990 (Shopee)
  • 7 Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 35,777 (Shopee)
  • 7 Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 39,990 (Lazada)
  • 7T Pro (8 / 256GB) — from PhP 42,990 to PhP 39,899 (Shopee)
  • 7T Pro (8 / 256GB) (Lazada)

OPPO

Realme (Lazada only)

  • C2 (2 / 32GB) PhP 5,290 (all-day discount) / PhP 4,990 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 3 (3 / 32GB) PhP 5,890 (all-day discount)
  • 5 (3 / 32GB) PhP 6,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 6,490 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 (3 / 64GB) PhP 7,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 7,590 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 3 Pro (3 / 32GB) PhP 6,690 (all-day discount) / PhP 6,490 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 Pro (4 / 128GB) PhP 11,390 (all-day discount) / PhP 11,290 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • 5 Pro (8 / 128GB) PhP 13,790 (all-day discount) / PhP 13,690 (12 — 2AM special offer)
  • XT (8 / 128GB) PhP 16,990 (all-day discount) / PhP 16,790 (12 — 2AM special offer)

Samsung

For more Samsung deals, check out their Lazada page. Or, their Shopee page.

Xiaomi

  • Band 4 (Lazada)
  • A3 (4 / 128GB) (Lazada)
  • Note 7 — from PhP 7,990 to PhP 7,390 (Lazada)
  • 9 SE (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 15,990 to PhP 14,990 (Lazada)
  • 9T (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 15,990 to PhP 15,670 (Lazada)
  • 9T (6 / 128GB) — from PhP 17,990 to PhP 15,490 (Lazada)
  • Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner — from PhP 19,990 to PhP 9,679
  • 9T Pro (Lazada)
  • Mix 3 (6 / 128GB) — from PhP 29,990 to PhP 23,843.16 (Lazada)

For more Xiaomi deals, check out their Lazada page.

Vivo (Lazada only)

  • Y71 (Lazada)
  • Y91 (Lazada)
  • Y85 — from PhP 13,999 to PhP 10,999 (Lazada)
  • Y95 — from PhP 13,999 to PhP 10,999 (Lazada)
  • V11i (6 / 64GB) — from PhP 14,999 to PhP 12,999 (Lazada)
  • V11i (4 / 128GB) — from PhP 15,999 to PhP 11,899 (Lazada)
  • V11 (Lazada)

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