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Globe vs Smart: Which has better prepaid data promos?

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Back in the day, Philippine telcos conquered the call and text market, but the shift to mobile data has grown rapidly since the rise of smartphone apps. Users used to be charged based on how long they browsed online; now with more data traffic (and slow loading times), telcos shifted to charging by how much data users consume.

In this comparison, we’ll compare Globe and Smart’s staple prepaid promos for mobile data:

Price

Globe

Smart

15

40MB

+ 30MB Mobile Legends
+ 50MB Instagram

Valid for 2 days

50

1GB

+ 100MB Instagram
+ 300MB App of choice
+ Unli text to all networks

Valid for 3 days

1GB

+ 300MB for video streaming apps
+ Unli text to all networks


Valid for 3 days

99

1.5GB

+ 300MB for video streaming apps

Valid for 7 days

299

1.5GB

+ 100MB Instagram
+ 1GB App of Choice

Valid for 30 days

2GB

+ 1.1GB for video streaming apps

Valid for 30 days

599

4GB

+ 100MB Instagram
+ 1GB App of Choice

Valid for 30 days

799

4.5GB

+ 1.1GB for video streaming apps

Valid for 30 days

999

8GB

+ 100MB Instagram
+ 1GB App of Choice

Valid for 30 days

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What are the advantages of each side?

Based on the data available on the telcos’ website, we learned the following:

  • Globe has the cheapest data promo at PhP 15
  • Globe also offers the most data in a single promo
  • Globe offers more flexible freebies
  • Smart still has a seven-day promo
  • Smart offers the better PhP 299 promo
  • They’re somewhat even at the PhP 50 mark

Which telco has better data promos?

Both Globe and Smart have comparable data promos. They don’t differ that much in terms of open data allowance (the data you can freely use on any website), so the contest relies on which freebie you’d want more, and how little or how much you’re willing to spend.

Globe gives free Instagram access to all subscribers of its GoSurf promos. Their cheapest offering at PhP 15 comes with a small allowance for Mobile Legends, while the succeeding options come with a free data for an app of choice like Facebook, Viber, Pokémon Go, YouTube, and more. Users can also avail themselves of individual add-ons for gaming, streaming, and social apps.

As for Smart, they include extra allowance for GigaSurf promos with music and video streaming on iFlix, YouTube, Spinnr, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and Dubsmash.

Which is the best value for your money?

Out of the nine available prepaid data promos from both telcos, their PhP 50 combos are still the best choices. They’re ideal for phone use, and also come with unlimited text to any network in the Philippines. Their three-day validity gives users ample time to enjoy the data allowance, as well.

If you’re going to use one of them for mobile Wi-Fi, it’s best to use any of the month-long promos starting at PhP 299, so that you can connect to the internet anytime without worrying about quick expiration.

SEE ALSO: Philippines still ranks near bottom for 4G LTE speeds and availability

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Globe’s postpaid plan for Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra

Various options to choose from

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It’s not too long now before Samsung’s Galaxy S20 arrives in the Philippines. Smart already put their postpaid plans for the S20 series online. Globe also has postpaid plans put up for the smartphone already. As a matter of fact, you can now pre-order it online on their website.

Globe is bundling the S20 with an attractive call, text, and data packages on their own ThePLAN. ThePLAN’s packages follows:

ThePLAN 599 (PhP 599 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 36,000 PhP 40,800 PhP 52,800
Data 2 GB
Call Unlimited to Globe/TM
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 799 (PhP 799 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 34,800 PhP 39,600 PhP 51,600
Data 3 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 50 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 999 (PhP 999 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 32,400 PhP 37,200 PhP 49,200
Data 5 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 50 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 1299 (PhP 1,299 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 30,000 PhP 34,800 PhP 46,800
Data 8 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 50 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 1499 (PhP 1,499 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 26,400 PhP 31,200 PhP 43,200
Data 11 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 50 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 1799 (PhP 1,799 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 25,200 PhP 30,000 PhP 42,000
Data 15 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 100 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 1999 (PhP 1,999 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 22,800 PhP 27,600 PhP 39,600
Data 16 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 150 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 2499 (PhP 2,499 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 18,000 PhP 22,800 PhP 34,800
Data 21 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 150 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

ThePLAN 2999 (PhP 2,999 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 18,000 PhP 22,800 PhP 34,800
Data 31 GB
Call
  • Unlimited to Globe/TM
  • 300 minutes to other networks
Text Unlimited to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+
  • 1GB of free Facebook
  • 6-months Amazon Prime Video subscription
  • 1GB of GoWiFi access
  • 1-month free Gadget Care
  • Free Galaxy Buds+

Premium Plans on offer

Globe also offers its top of the line postpaid plans for the Galaxy S20 series. You can avail it in three tiers of Globe’s ThePREMIUM Plan:

ThePREMIUM 3799 (PhP 3,799 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out PhP 4,800 PhP 9,600 PhP 21,600
Data Unlimited every month
Call Unlimited to all networks
Text Unlimited to all networks
Roaming N/A
Consumable Allowance N/A
Rewards Double Globe Rewards points
Freebies N/A

ThePREMIUM 4999 (PhP 4,999 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out None PhP 4,800 PhP 16,800
Data Unlimited every month
Call
  • Unlimited to all networks
  • Unlimited to Globe Duo and landline
Text Unlimited to all networks
Roaming 2 days
Consumable Allowance PhP 1,500
Rewards Double Globe Rewards points
Freebies N/A

ThePREMIUM 7999 (PhP 7,999 for 24 months)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Cash-out None
Data Unlimited every month
Call
  • Unlimited to all networks
  • Unlimited to Globe Duo and landline
Text Unlimited to all networks
Roaming 4 days
Consumable Allowance PhP 3,000
Rewards Double Globe Rewards points
Freebies N/A

Requirements

To avail of Globe’s postpaid plans for the Galaxy S20, simply head over to their website during the pre-order period. If you intend to renew your plan instead, you may opt to call them through their hotline for faster processing. You may need some valid documents while applying for a brand new device.

While there is no date yet for the actual launch of the device in the country, expect it to land not later than March. The Galaxy S20 packs powerful hardware along with new camera innovations, so it’s worth waiting for Samsung’s latest flagship.


SEE ALSO:
Samsung Galaxy S20 series price in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip price in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ price in the Philippines

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Honor is holding a four-day sale on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. To celebrate this day of hearts, Honor is holding a four-day sale starting this February 13 and ending on February 16. As much as 30 percent discounts are up for grabs with the sale.

Here are the devices on sale at Honor’s Shopee site:

  • Band 5 — from PhP 1,699 to PhP 1,430
    • PhP 1,316 at 6:00 PM to 8:59 PM (Feb. 14) / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PM (Feb. 16)
  • Watch Magic — from PhP 7,490 to PhP 4,990
    • PhP 4,591 at 6:00 PM to 8:59 PM (Feb. 15) / 12:00 PM to 5:59 PM (Feb. 16)
  • Band 5 Sport — from PhP 1,090 to PhP 930
    • PhP 856 at 12:00 PM to 1:29 PM (Feb. 15) / 12:00 AM to 8:59 AM (Feb. 16)
  • 7S — from PhP 7,490 to PhP 4,990
    • PhP 3,487 at 2:00 AM to 8:59 AM (Feb. 14) / 2:00 AM to 8:59 AM (Feb. 16)
  • Flypods Lite — from PhP 2,990 to PhP 2,590
    • PhP 2,383 at 12:00 AM to 1:59 AM (Feb. 14) / 12:00 AM to 8:59 AM (Feb. 16)
  • 20 Lite — from PhP 9,990 to PhP 9,490
    • PhP 8,731 at 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM (Feb. 15) / 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM (Feb. 16)
  • 10 Lite (3 + 64GB) — from PhP 7,990 to PhP 6,990
  • 8X — from PhP 10,990 to PhP 7,990
    • PhP 7,351 at 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM (Feb. 14) / 12:00 AM to 1:59 AM (Feb. 16) / 6:00 PM to 11:59 PM (Feb. 16)
  • 8C — from PhP 6,999 to PhP 5,090
  • 7A — from PhP 5,490 to PhP 4,000

Meanwhile, Honor is holding a limited three-day sale at Lazada. Check out their devices on sale:

  • 7S — from PhP 4,490 to PhP 3,790 with free 6000 mAh power bank (for first 150 buyers) and gamepad
  • Band 5 — from PhP 1,699 to PhP 1,430
  • Band 5 Sport — from PhP 1,090 to PhP 940
  • Watch Magic — from PhP 7,490 to PhP 4,490
  • Flypods Lite — from PhP 2,990 to PhP 2,590
  • 8X — from PhP 10,990 to PhP 7,990 with free 6000 mAh powerbank for first 250 buyers

To know more about Honor’s Valentine promo, visit their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page.

SEE ALSO: Honor is holding a 2.2 sale at Lazada and Shopee

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Smart postpaid plans for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Foldable at the palm of your hands!

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Samsung’s foldable follow-up is arriving in the Philippines. If you’re itching to get this stylish and compact foldable phone, you’re in luck!

Smart is bringing the Galaxy Z Flip through its postpaid plans — Smart Signature. Currently, the Galaxy Z Flip has different postpaid plan offers for new applications and those who are renewing their postpaid plans.

We’ve compiled a list of postpaid offers from Smart, so you can decide the right plan that fits your budget!

Plan XL 2999

Galaxy Z Flip (New applications) Galaxy Z Flip (Up for renewals)
Data allocation 30GB data 30GB data
Perks
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 300 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 300 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
Colors available Mirror Black, Mirror Purple Mirror Black, Mirror Purple
Option 1: One-time cash out PhP 42,500 PhP 39,300
Total  PhP 2,999/mo  PhP 2,999/mo
Option 2: Cash out + Monthly device fee  PhP 14,890 + PhP 1,200/mo N/A + PhP 1,638/mo
Total  PhP 4,199/mo  PhP 4,637/mo

Plan L 1999

Galaxy Z Flip (New applications) Galaxy Z Flip (Up for renewals)
Data allocation 15GB data 15GB data
Perks
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 150 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 150 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
Colors available Mirror Black, Mirror Purple Mirror Black, Mirror Purple
Option 1: One-time cash out PhP 49,800 PhP 45,800
Total  PhP 1,999/mo  PhP 1,999/mo
Option 2: Cash out + Monthly device fee  PhP 15,310 + PhP 1,500/mo N/A + PhP 1,908/mo
Total  PhP 3,499/mo  PhP 3,907/mo

Plan M 1499

Galaxy Z Flip (New applications) Galaxy Z Flip (Up for renewals)
Data allocation 10GB data 10GB data
Perks
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 100 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 100 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
Colors available Mirror Black, Mirror Purple Mirror Black, Mirror Purple
Option 1: One-time cash out PhP 53,400 PhP 50,400
Total  PhP 1,499/mo  PhP 1,499/mo
Option 2: Cash out + Monthly device fee  N/A N/A + PhP 2,100/mo
Total  N/A  PhP 3,599/mo

Plan S 999

Galaxy Z Flip (New applications) Galaxy Z Flip (Up for renewals)
Data allocation 5GB data 5GB data
Perks
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 50 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
  • Unli texts to all mobile networks
  • Unli calls to Smart, TNT, and Sun
  • 50 min calls to Globe, TM, and PLDT landline
Colors available Mirror Black, Mirror Purple Mirror Black, Mirror Purple
Option 1: One-time cash out PhP 57,000 PhP 55,100
Total  PhP 999/mo  PhP 999/mo
Option 2: Cash out + Monthly device fee  N/A N/A + PhP 2,296/mo
Total  N/A  PhP 3,295/mo

Which postpaid plan is the right one for you?

If you have the cash to spare, you can pay a one-time fee on top of the monthly plan. However, those who are planning to get the Galaxy Z Flip via monthly installment will have to pay a one-time cash out and a monthly device fee on top of the monthly plan for a 24-month contract period.

As of writing, Smart offers the Galaxy Z Flip through pre-orders, which will run until February 20.

Terms and availability

The Galaxy Z Flip will be available via Smart stores for zero percent credit card installment at Plan 1999 and Plan 2999 — through one-time cash out option.

Zero percent credit card installment for 24 months is only available for BPI. For credit card installments for three, six, and twelve months terms are allowed for BPI, BDO, Citibank, and Metrobank.


SEE ALSO:
Samsung Galaxy S20 series price in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip price in the Philippines
Samsung Galaxy Buds+ price in the Philippines

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