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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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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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