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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.

Globe

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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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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