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Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 postpaid plans

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The Galaxy Note 8 is currently the hottest (and most expensive) phone from Samsung right now. With that in mind, one of the best ways to get a new flagship phone at a cheaper price is through a postpaid telco plan.

In the Philippines, the phone has a suggested retail price of PhP 49,990 (US$ 1,000), which is really steep. Good thing local telcos, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, have already released their postpaid plans for the new top-of-the-line smartphone from Samsung.

Both telcos offer the Galaxy Note 8 in all of their monthly plans, from the cheapest Plan 599 to the most expensive Plan 2999. Each plan has its corresponding inclusions and freebies. Let’s compare the suggested postpaid plan of Globe and Smart for the Galaxy Note 8.

Let’s compare the suggested postpaid plans of Globe and Smart for the Galaxy Note 8:

Globe

Smart

Plan ThePLAN 1499 Postpaid Plan 999
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 50 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 8GB 10GB
Freebies
  • Netflix for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ 1GB monthly allocation
  • Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (PhP 4/min)
  • 500MB/month for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber
Device Fee PhP 1,200/month
(via credit card or charge to bill)
PhP 1,000 initial payment + PhP 1,500/month
Total Monthly Fee PhP 2,699 PhP 2,499
Contract Period 24 months 30 months
Total Cost  PhP 64,776 PhP 75,970

Globe advertises ThePLAN 1499, which includes unlimited calls to Globe/TM, unlimited texts to all networks, and a meager 8GB mobile data allowance. As with other Globe postpaid plans, it comes with a free Netflix subscription for six months and Spotify Premium for three months with an additional 1GB allowance just for music streaming. Under this plan, the phone has a total cash-out fee of PhP 28,800, but it can be done through monthly payments of just PhP 1,200 through credit card or charged to your bill if you’re re-contracting with the telco. As advertised, the total monthly payment is PhP 2,699 and has a standard 24-month lockout period.

On the other hand, Smart recommends Postpaid Plan 999, which includes 50 minutes of calls and unlimited texts to all networks, and a larger 10GB monthly data allocation. You also get discounted call rates within their network for just PhP 4/min and an additional 500MB for messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber. As for the cost of the device, Smart requires an initial payment of PhP 1,000 and a monthly installment of PhP 1,500. All in all, the monthly fee is just PhP 2,499; however, Smart’s plan has a longer contract period of 30 months. Adding up the numbers shows that the device will cost you PhP 46,000 (not far from the phone’s SRP).

Both plans have different inclusions: Globe is great for contacting within their networks thanks to unlimited call and text services, while Smart is more inclined to connect outside their network, since you can use your inclusions to contact any subscriber in the country. Smart also has a larger mobile data allowance, although Globe’s freebies are fitting for entertainment consumption.

If we’re going to do the math, the total cost of Globe’s postpaid plan for two years (including the device) will amount to PhP 64,776, while Smart’s whole cost for 30 months (2.5 years) will reach PhP 75,970. You may be paying less every month under Smart, yet the lengthy contract makes it more expensive in the long run.

Globe has the cheaper total cost and the shorter contract. If you’re getting the Globe plan this year, the lock-out will end just in time for the Galaxy Note 10.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video review

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Globe postpaid plans for Samsung Galaxy A51

Zero cash-out starting from ThePlan 1499!

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Have you been eyeing Samsung’s successor to its all-around midranger for a while now? The Galaxy A51 is currently available exclusively on telecommunication companies like Globe. You can choose from different plans offered, and we’ve compiled the list to help you decide.

ThePlan 2999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  31GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 300 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
  • 24 months contract period
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 2,999/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 2,999

ThePlan 2499

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  21GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 150 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 2,499/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 2,499

ThePlan 1999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  16GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 150 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,999/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,999

ThePlan 1799

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  15GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 100 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,799/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,799

ThePlan 1499

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  10GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 100 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,499/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,499

ThePlan 1299

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  8GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,299/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 3,600
Total
  • PhP 4,899

ThePlan 999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  5GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 999/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 6,000
Total
  • PhP 6,999

ThePlan 799

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  3GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 799/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 8,400
Total
  • PhP 9,199

ThePlan 599

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  2GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 599/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 9,600
Total
  • PhP 10,199

Meet the Samsung Galaxy A51

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a quad-camera setup: 48-megapixel main shooter, 5-megapixel depth sensor, 5-megapixel macro lens, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. It has a 6.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, following the Infinity-O display that houses the 32-megapixel selfie camera. It also sports a 4000mAh battery with 15W charging.

Moreover, you get Samsung staple features like Knox, Bixby Vision, Lens, Routines, and Samsung Health.

Terms and availability

The Galaxy A51 will be available via Globe Telecom. Freebies like the 6-month subscription to Amazon Prime Video and 3-month subscription to iflixVIP is available when you apply for ThePlan until June 30, 2020. Moreover, you can get a PhP 1000 Samsung Online Store voucher when you avail of this handset with Globe’s ThePlan.

To avail, call Globe’s hotline: (02) 7730-1010 for new and additional line applications, and (02) 7730-1000 for plan renewals. Lines are open from Monday to Sunday, 8 AM to 10 PM. You may also visit Globe stores near you.

SEE ALSO: Awesome Screen! Samsung Galaxy A51 now officialSamsung Galaxy A51: Price and availability in SingaporeSamsung Galaxy A51 LTE: Price and availability in the USSamsung launches online Store in the PhilippinesSamsung, Xiaomi dominate Q1 2020 Android sales

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New PS4 bundles, discounts on Days of Play 2020

Promo period is from June 3 to 16

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Sony PlayStation’s annual promo is back! Days of Play 2020 is here and it’s one of your best chances to snag a PlayStation 4 along with some fantastic titles from recent years.

From June 3, 2020 until June 16, 2020, customers can purchase the following hardware deals from PlayStation Authorized Dealers:

 

  • PS4 Slim (Model: CUH-2218AB01, 500GB HDD), comes with NBA2K20 and Gran Turismo Sport at promotional price of PHP 14,990 — SRP: PhP 19,990

  • PS4 MEGAPACK (Model: CUH-2218BB01, 1TB HDD) at promotional price of PhP 13,990 — SRP: PhP 17,990

  • PS4 Pro God Of War™ / The Last Of Us™ Remastered (Model: CUH-7218BB01, 1TB HDD) Bundle at promotional price of PHP 18,990 — SRP: PhP 24,990

  • PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller at promotional price of PHP 1,990* — SRP: PhP 2,990)

A bunch of games are also discounted for the duration of the promo!

PS4 Software Title

Promotional Price (PhP)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,299
Death Stranding Standard Edition 2,095
Nioh 2 Standard Edition 2,095
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Standard Edition 1,955
Dreams Universe Standard Edition 1,495
Days Gone Standard Edition 1,495
God Of War™ HITS 765
The Last Of Us™ Remastered HITS 765
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ HITS 765
Ratchet & Clank™ HITS 765

For more information visit this official Days of Play 2020 website.

SEE ALSO:
The Last of Us Part II official pricing and availability
Last of Us Part II has a Limited Edition PS4 Pro

 

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LG Singapore launches Lazada store, offers discounts

Up to 25% savings can be had on purchases

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Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more tech brands are relying on online stores to reach their customers. LG Singapore is the latest brand to go online with the opening of its flagship Lazada store. To mark the opening, it is discounting its appliances and devices for a limited time.

There’s a wide range of appliances on offer with LG’s Lazada store. Customers who buy LG appliances from May 23 to May 31 can get savings of up to 25% and a further 3% discount with a minimum purchase of SG$ 499.

Those who work from home will find a great range of LG TV and monitors on offer at the online store. They can also purchase the latest LG Gram through Lazada should they need a trusty laptop for their work.

Those who wanted to step up their facial self-care routine will also appreciate LG store’s selection of Pra.L appliances. For a limited time, LG will give away two complimentary brush heads with every purchase of Pra.L Dual Cleanser.

Other appliances offered on the Lazada store include LG refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and more. There’s something for everyone on the online store, so be sure to check it out here.

Youtube support channel

LG has also put up a Youtube support channel to help customers in troubleshooting their appliances. Their Youtube channel features handy tutorials on common troubleshooting problems. Since most customer service centers are still closed or are operating in a limited capacity in most areas, the channel is a great alternative for those who need help with their LG devices.

With LG opening its online store on Lazada and putting up a support channel on Youtube, customers don’t have to go to a physical store just to buy or have their appliances repaired. This is not just convenient for many, but also necessary as Singapore still restricts many non-essential shops from opening.

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