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Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 postpaid plans

Where to get the most expensive Galaxy Note?

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Samsung’s latest phone is out of the oven. The Galaxy Note 9 is currently the company’s top dog and their most expensive phone in the market. In the Philippines, the Galaxy Note 9 starts at PhP 55,990 for the unlocked 128GB variant, but the phone is also available through major telcos’ postpaid plans.

Both Globe and Smart are already accepting pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 9 (128GB), but where should you get it? Let us help you with this comparison using Plan 1499 on both telcos.

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Smart

Plan ThePLAN 1499 GigaX Plan 1499
Calls Unlimited to Globe/TM 60 minutes to all networks
Texts Unlimited to all networks Unlimited to all networks
Data 8GB 5GB + 10GB for video streaming
Freebies
  • DisneyLife for 6 months
  • Spotify Premium for 3 months w/ 1GB monthly allocation
  • Free YouTube w/ 1GB or 1-hour daily allocation
Device Fee PhP 1,300/month
(via credit card or charge to bill)
PhP 1,300/month (with advance payments)
Total Monthly Fee PhP 2,799 PhP 2,799
Contract Period 24 months 24 months
Total Cost PhP 67,176 PhP 67,176

 

With Globe’s ThePLAN 1499, you’ll get unlimited calls to Globe/TM, unlimited texts to all networks, and 8GB mobile data allowance. Like with other Globe plans, it comes with a free DisneyLife subscription for six months and Spotify Premium for three months with an additional 1GB allowance just for music streaming.

The device cashout is PhP 31,200 which can be broken down into 24 equal monthly payments for PhP 1,300 via credit card or have it charged to the bill if you’re a recontracting subscriber. You’ll be initially paying PhP 2,799 which includes the first monthly payment for the plan and the phone. Since the plan comes with a standard two-year contract, it’ll cost you PhP 67,176 in all.

As for Smart’s GigaX Plan 1499, it comes with 60 minutes of calls and unlimited texts to all networks. The plan comes with 15GB of total monthly data allowance that includes 5GB of open data, which you can use with any website or app, and 10GB for video streaming on YouTube, iFlix, Fox+, or iWantTV. As for freebies, Smart has an ongoing free daily YouTube access.

The device cashout with Smart is also PhP 31,200 outright or PhP 1,300 per month. There’s no need for a credit card, but if you wish to pay in installments, you’ll have to pay advanced fees that are equivalent to two months of the device fee and the postpaid plan. The monthly fee is PhP 2,799 with an initial cashout of PhP 8,397 which includes the first monthly fee plus the advanced fees.

You can check out Globe’s ThePLAN and Smart’s GigaX Plan websites to apply. Pre-orders are open until August 19 with freebies including a free Gear Fit 2 Pro and NanoFixIt Liquid Screen Protector. You can also avail of the 512GB variant (at a higher price, of course) and you’ll get a Gear IconX for free on top of the existing freebies.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 accessories for every mood

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airasia early Christmas treat: Flights, hotels get huge discounts

Only on the airasia Super App

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As an early Christmas treat, airasia is going on a huge sale from September 28 to 30 for flight and hotel packages exclusively on its Super App.

During the period, customers may enjoy up to 50 percent off on hotels with the promo code SUPERHOTEL – with a minimum spend of PhP 2,000.

There will be discounted rates for hotel and flight packages from over 700 global carriers. App users may also book flights to Coron, Siargao, Puerto Princesa, and Camiguin via Sunlight Air until September 30 at up to 20 percent off (capped at PhP 1,650) for travel dates up to May 30, 2023.

For flight and hotel bundles, airasia is also offering 17 percent off via SNAP, with travel period valid from September 28 up to March 25 next year.

Even selected activities on the app, such as hiking to Mt. Daraitan, will get a price slash.

The airasia Super App can be downloaded via Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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Price drop: realme C11, C30

Only via Shopee and Lazada Payday Sales

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The already affordable realme C11 and C30 2021 phones have just become even cheaper with the brand offering up to PhP 500 discounts for both models during the Shopee and Lazada Payday sales.

The realme C11 2021 can be purchased for just PhP 4,599 (from 4,999), while the two realme C30 variants will go for PhP 4,999 (from the 5,499) for the 2GB+32GB and PhP 5,999 (from 6,499) for the 4GB+64GB.

For those unacquainted, here’s a quick preview of the two budget phones’ specs and features:

realme C11 2021

  • Octa-core processor
  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 8MP (f/2.0) main camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • realme UI Go (based on Android 11)

realme C30

  • Unisoc T612 processor
  • 6.5-inch HD+ display
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • 8MP (f/2.0) main camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • realme UI Go (based on Android 12)

For those seeking slightly better specs, the rest of realme’s C-series lineup – including the C21-Y, C25Y, and C21 – will also get generous price cuts.

The C21-Y (4GB+64GB) will retail for PhP 5,679. The C25Y (4GB+64GB), which boasts a 50MP main camera and the Helio G35-powered C21 (3GB+32GB) also get PhP 800 off and PhP 1,000 off discounts, respectively.

Shopee’s end-of-the-month sale lasts from September 28 to 30 while Lazada’s version will be a one-day sale only on the 30th.

 

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Huawei Pre-Holiday Lazada Sale: MateBook, MatePad get price cuts

Get the MateBook D 15 for below 25K

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Huawei is going on a huge Pre-Holiday Sale on Lazada on September 22, as part of the online store’s Super Brand Day Sale.

Here, various devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, and wearables will go for discounted prices, offering customers the chance to save up to PhP 7,200 pesos — with up to PhP 12,000 worth of gifts also to be given away.

Headlining the sale is the Huawei MateBook D 15, which is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor and comes with an 8GB memory and 256GB storage. For Thursday, the laptop gets a hefty price cut of almost 23 percent off from PhP 31,999 to just PhP 24,799.

Included in the Super Brand Day Sale are two Huawei MatePad tablets as well as two nova smartphones, to retail for the following prices:

  • Huawei MateBook D 15 (8GB+256GB): PhP 24,799 (from 31,999)
  • MatePad 10.4 2022: PhP 12,599 (from 18,999)
  • MatePad T 10: PhP 7,740 (from 11,999)
  • nova Y70: PhP 8,499 (from 9,999)
  • nova 8i: PhP 10,990 (from 13,999)

Different wearables such as the Band 7, a great selection of Watch GT 2 and GT3 smartwatches, and wireless earbuds will get considerable discounts too, in the list below:

  • Band 7: PhP 2,099 (from 2,599)
  • Watch GT 2 (46mm Fluoroelastomer Matte Black): PhP 5,990 (from 6,699)
  • Watch GT 2e (46mm Graphite Black): PhP 4,690 (from 6,990)
  • Watch Fit New: PhP 3,690 (from 4,999)
  • Watch GT3 (42mm Leather): PhP 7,990 (from 11,999)
  • Watch GT3 (42mm Fluoroelastomer): PhP 8,490 (from 11,999)
  • Watch GT3 (42mm Elegant): PhP 9,890 (from 13,999)
  • Scale 3: PhP 790 from 1,499)
  • FreeBuds SE: PhP 1,999 (2,499)
  • FreeBuds 4i: PhP 2,590 (3,599)

An additional 10 percent discount voucher capped at PhP 1,000 may also be up for grabs on the particular day.

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