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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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Buy a Pixel 3 on Verizon and get another one for free

Verizon’s BOGO deal is the best so far

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After all the leaks, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now official. Both come with bigger screens, better cameras, and sadly, higher prices. If you want to get them at a more reasonable price, you could check out Verizon’s offer in the US.

For a limited time, you can buy one Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL through Verizon with monthly device payments for 24 months, and get a Pixel 3 (64GB) for free.

It’s basically a buy one, get one deal for the base model. If you wish to get a better variant, you can use the US$ 799.99 credit to get any other Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL model.

Of course, there’s a catch to these deals. Verizon wants you to add a new line to one of your Pixel 3 phones. Seems like a pretty fair deal, right? Pre-orders are now open through Verizon’s website.

The Pixel 3 phones are available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink colors. The Pixel 3 starts at US$ 33.33 per month for 24 months on Verizon device payment (US$ 799.99 retail price), while the Pixel 3 XL starts at US$ 38.74 per month for 24 months (US$ 929.99 retail price).

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Hands-on

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Razer Phone has major discount ahead of successor launch

From the official source

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Just as Razer subtly announced that the Razer Phone 2 is on the way, their original Razer Phone is experiencing a major discount on the company’s website.

Go the Razer Phone’s official product page, and you’ll be greeted by this text:

“Limited time offer: Get US$ 300 off your Razer Phone. Use Code WOOHOO on cart.”

This deal brings Razer’s one and only phone down to just US$ 399 from its original US$ 699 price tag. That’s a discount of about 42 percent!

That’s great for a gamer-centric smartphone with hardware that’s still competitive with this year’s best. However, Razer didn’t specify how long this promotion will last.

In our own review, we praised the Razer Phone for its great balance of power and entertainment features, as well as the long-lasting battery and incredible display.

Even if the Razer Phone 2 is bound to show up soon, grabbing the first-gen model at this price is a steal.

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ASUS ZenFone 5 gets its price slashed in early holiday sale

It’s about time!

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We’ve just entered September, and you know what that means? The holiday season is starting in the Philippines!

Yes, it’s premature, but this also means we’ll be seeing more discounts and sales from our favorite brands. The latest one to do so is ASUS with its popular ZenFone 5.

The company’s flag-bearer got its price slashed from PhP 19,995 to only PhP 17,995. There doesn’t seem to be a limit to this promotion, so you can taking your time in considering one.

The ZenFone 5 is best known for its AI-powered cameras, 6.2-inch display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and reliable Snapdragon 636 processor.

ASUS may have also been considering the rising competition from rival brands when discounting this smartphone. Honor has a bestseller in its hands with the Honor Play, and the Pocophone F1 is gradually finding its way to more markets this month.

You can learn all about the ZenFone 5 in our full review:

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