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Globe vs Smart: iPhone 11 postpaid plans comparison

What’s the best plan for you?

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Apple’s latest flagship — the iPhone 11 — has arrived in the Philippines. You can buy it through Apple’s online store or authorized resellers nationwide. You also have the option to avail it through postpaid plans offered on Globe or Smart.

So, which plan is best for you? We have compiled the postpaid offers from Globe’s ThePLAN and Smart’s Signature Plans to help you out.

For the sake of our comparison, we will compare both carriers’ one-time cash out option only since Globe has no monthly installment option. We picked Globe’s ThePLAN 1999 and Smart’s Plan L 1999 for an apple-to-apple comparison (pun intended). Also, we believe that going with those plans yield the most benefit for our buyers.

From the get-go, Globe’s The PLAN 1999 offers more value for the money. You get unlimited calls to Globe and TM networks, 100 minutes of calls to all networks, unlimited texts to all networks and 16GB of mobile data allocation. You also get freebies like 1GB Facebook per month, and 6 months subscription to DisneyLife and Amazon Prime Video. Your iPhone is eligible for free shipping if you want it delivered.

Smart’s Signature Plan L 1999 offers unlimited calls to Smart and Sun networks, 150 minutes of calls to all networks, unlimited texts to all networks plus 15GB of mobile data allocation. Smart doesn’t have any freebies with their postpaid plans, which is a real bummer.

Both carriers also offer other plan tiers. For Globe, you can choose from ThePLAN 999 up to ThePLAN 2999. Meanwhile, Smart lets you choose from Signature Plan S 999 up to Signature Plan XL 2999. Here are side by side comparisons to help you decide:

iPhone 11

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 47,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 19,200 one-time cash out PhP 18,500 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 67,176 PhP 66,476
  • 128GB model (SRP: PhP 50,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 20,400 one-time cash out PhP 21,600 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 68,376 PhP 69,576
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 56,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 27,600 one-time cash out PhP 27,600 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 75,576 PhP 75,576

iPhone 11 Pro

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 67,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 36,800 one-time cash out PhP 36,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 84,776 PhP 83,976
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 76,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 44,400 one-time cash out PhP 45,900 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 93,376 PhP 93,876
  • 512GB model (SRP: PhP 89,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 56,400 one-time cash out PhP 58,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 104,376
PhP 105,976

iPhone 11 Pro Max

  • 64GB model (SRP: PhP 73,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 42,000 one-time cash out PhP 42,800 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 89,976 PhP 90,776
  • 256GB model (SRP: PhP 82,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 50,400 one-time cash out PhP 52,000 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 98,376
PhP 99,976
  • 512GB model (SRP: PhP 95,990)

Globe

Smart

Device Fee PhP 62,400 one-time cash out PhP 64,100 one-time cash out
Total Monthly Fee PhP 1,999 PhP 1,999
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 110,376
PhP 112,076

Computing the total cost for each postpaid plans give a much higher price than the iPhones’ SRP. The higher cost, however, can be attributed to the services you’re paying for each carriers — whether it’s Globe or Smart.

If the total cost and value for money is a deciding factor, Globe wins this comparison with its cheaper cost and freebies included. However, there are other factors that may affect your overall choice, such as carrier reliability and coverage.

To know more about their plans, you can go to Globe or Smart’s stores nationwide. You may also visit their online store site for more info:

Globe iPhone 11 postpaid plans | Globe iPhone11 Pro postpaid plans | Globe iPhone 11 Pro Max postpaid plans

Smart iPhone 11 postpaid plans | Smart iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max postpaid plans

iPhone 11 unboxing

The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are more than iterative updates to the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max last year. There are improvements across all areas — especially with the cameras. With the iPhone 11, Apple stepped up its efforts in mobile photography. Also, the latest iPhones have the A13 Bionic chipset which is the most powerful processor in a smartphone. And finally, battery life is improved in all the 2019 iPhones. Watch our unboxing here:

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Sharp AQUOS TV, other appliances on sale this June

Up to 60% off on select appliances

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Sharp is celebrating its brand month this June. As a sign of appreciation to its customers, Sharp is offering exclusive deals across all its appliances until June 30.

Across Singapore, customers can get exclusive discounts and freebies when they buy select Sharp appliances. Up to 60% off its retail, as well as freebies, can be had on select products. Discounted appliances are as follow:

AQUOS TV

Customers can get up to 60% off on select AQUOS TV. All AQUOS TVs include a 4K upscaling technology, color and tone optimizer, and a comfort luminance display for immersive viewing experience. Aside from the discount, Sharp is also bundling every purchase of select AQUOS TV with free car ion generator worth SG$ 299 or sound partner worth SG$ 299.

Plasmacutter™ Ion Fridge

The Plasmacutter™ technology present on this refrigerator eliminates 99% of all airborne bacteria and 97% of airborne molds. Plus, Sharp refrigerators with this technology releases ions that protect foods from contamination and keep them fresh longer. Customers can get up to 25% off and free rice cooker worth SG$ 99 or oven worth SG$ 529 on select models.

No-holes Revolutionary Tub Washer

On top of the 25% off for some models, those who buy Sharp’s washing machines can snag a free rice cooker worth SG$ 99. Sharp’s washing machines with no-holes revolutionary tub technology allow for less water consumption while gently cleaning clothes.

Plasmacutter™ Air Purifier

Sharp’s latest air purifier with Plasmacutter™ technology can eliminate various types of flu-causing viruses. The technology has been proven effective against bacteria and viruses including those that belong to the coronavirus group. Customers who pre-order FP-J80E-H and FP-J60E-W now will get a free FP-J30E air purifier worth SG$ 499.

To avail of these discounts and freebies, customers must visit Sharp’s official online store at Shopee and Lazada. They can also visit Qoo10, Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Mega Discount Store, and Parisilk online stores.

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vivo smartphones discounted on Lazada and Shopee

Customers can also win a Y-series smartphone

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Lazada and Shopee’s 6.6 sales are in full swing. Many tech brands are offering respective discounts and giving away freebies to customers on their respective stores. Among these tech brands is vivo, and you can get discounts and win prizes when you head over to their online store now.

For Lazada and Shopee’s 6.6 sale, vivo is offering the Y12 and Y19 with a PhP 1,000 discount and free nationwide shipping. Customers who avail of vivo Y11, Y15, and Y91C models may also avail of free shipping.

There will also be a storewide Shopee discount valid for June 6 only. Before checking out, customers can use the voucher code “VIVO66” to get a PhP 200 discount for any vivo devices. Those who missed this one-day promo can still use the code to redeem a PhP 100 discount for all devices until September 3. To avail of these discounts, customers must have a minimum spend of PhP 4,999.

Those shopping at vivo’s flagship store on Lazada can grab up to PhP 200 vouchers, while those who follow the store can collect up to PhP 100 discount vouchers. Both vouchers are redeemable from June 4 to 6, for a minimum spend of PhP 4,999.

Meanwhile, vivo will give away a Y-series phone to lucky customers who post reviews on Lazada or Shopee. To win a Y series phone, customers simply have to post a review of their newly brought smartphone along with a photo of the product and the hashtag #vivo66. Winners will be announced on June 17.

Check out a few of vivo’s smartphone offerings by heading over to their Lazada or Shopee store. For more information about vivo’s promo, visit vivo Philippines’ Facebook page.

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Acer launches Learn from Home program

Just in time for a virtual back to school

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File photo: Acer Swift 5

The Philippines is adapting to the new normal brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of physically going back to school, students are welcoming the new school year through online classes. As such, laptops and mobile devices are on-demand since they allow easy access to online resources. To help students and parents, Acer is launching its Learn from Home program.

where they can grab select laptops at discount prices. Select Swift 3 variants are available to buy with discounts as part of the program. Acer’s Swift 3 is a thin-and-light laptop that packs powerful mobile processors for everyday use.

 

  • Swift 3 (14-inch FHD , AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 4GB + 1TB HDD, Radeon 540X) — from PhP 32,999 to PhP 28,999
  • Swift 3 (14-inch FHD, Core i5-1035G1, 8GB + 512GB SSD) — from PhP 42,999 to PhP 39,999

There are also discounts for Aspire 3 as part of the program. Every student will appreciate the Aspire 3 for its versatility, performance, and the assortment of ports present on the laptop. Those buying these discounted laptops may do so at Acer’s online store or any of authorized resellers online from May 30 to July 15, 2020.

To know more about the Acer Learn from Home program, visit their social media sites or their website.

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