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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro get discounts in the Philippines

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Huawei didn’t launch any new phone this week, but they’re still grabbing the attention of Filipinos by offering significant cash discounts for their current flagship handsets.

In what seems to be permanent markdowns, the Mate 10 is now PhP 29,990 (from PhP 32,990) and the Mate 10 Pro is only PhP 36,990 (from PhP 38,990).

Considering how these are the best smartphones Huawei offers today and prices are going up for the flagships from other brands, these are seriously good deals.

Both phones offer a large display with minimal bezels, artificial intelligence to boost performance through time, and some of the best cameras we’ve ever seen on smartphones. You can find out more about them in our comprehensive reviews.

These discounts also seem timely with Huawei set to launch their new P20 series of devices later this month in Paris, France. Three phones are anticipated to be released, and they’re expected to have even better AI integration and camera performance.

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Essential Phone gets cheaper and comes with a bunch of accessories

One of the best Cyber Monday deals around!

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The Essential PH-1 or more commonly known as the Essential Phone has been around for quite some time and despite the challenges its maker faced, the phone was able to live up to its promise. Since its launch, the device went from premium to nearly a budget-priced phone. The latest deal for the phone is now up as part of the post-Thanksgiving celebration.

Available on Cyber Monday in the US, the Essential Phone is now priced at just US$ 329 and it gets better because the company is throwing in a few extra accessories: the 360 Camera with a protective case and their own Earphones|HD. If you want to get more accessories from Essential’s online store, they are also offering a 10 percent discount for the whole week.

Even though the phone is priced similar to most midrange devices populating the market, the Essential Phone is last year’s flagship-grade device that has a powerful processor, edge-to-edge display, and superb build quality. On top of that, it even comes with the latest Android 9 Pie software already with regular security updates that other manufacturers can’t deliver right away.

If you’re unsure about the Essential Phone, you could check out our hands-on with it back when it was still a premium-priced phone:

We also took the phone around as a daily driver in our full review here.

Source: Essential

SEE ALSO: Essential on getting Android Pie out on first day: ‘It’s the right thing to do’

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PLDT offers faster DSL and fiber plans for the holiday season

Exclusive promos before the year ends

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Just when the Philippine finally got their third major player, the country’s largest service provider PLDT is offering a limited-time holiday promo for new applicants and existing landline subscribers.

Until December 31, both the Home Fibr and Home DSL plans are getting the speed boost they need to entice users, starting from the cheapest available Plan 1299 with an advertised speed of up to 5Mbps.

Here are the upgraded Home Fibr plans posted on PLDT’s website:

  • Home Fibr Plan 12993Mbps 5Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 16995Mbps 15Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 189920Mbps 25Mbps
  • Home Fibr Plan 2899 — 50Mbps

If fiber connection is not available in the area, PLDT is also offering the following Home DSL plans:

  • Home DSL Plan 12993Mbps 5Mbps
  • Home DSL Plan 16995Mbps 15Mbps
  • Home DSL Plan 2899 — 20Mbps

Among the listed plans, Plan 1899 offers the best upgrade value for fiber with faster speeds of up to 25Mbps, while Plan 1699 for DSL is now boosted to 15Mbps which is three times faster than before.

All of the plans come with a landline and unlimited internet bandwidth. Also, installation and activation fees are waived plus there’s no cash-out.

Keep in mind that terms and conditions apply including a 24-month lock-in period for Home DSL plans and a longer 36-month lock-in period for Home Fibr plans.

Applications can be processed online through the PLDT Home website. Interested applicants can also visit PLDT Home booths, sales and service centers, hotline, and Smart/Sun stores.

Source: PLDT Home

SEE ALSO: PLDT, Smart activate Philippines’ first 5G towers

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Spotify re-introduces PhP 9 three-month Premium subscription offer

For first-time paid users

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Still using free Spotify? Now is the best time to jump to the Premium side because Spotify is bringing back its limited-time holiday offer. If you’re a former Premium user, Spotify also wants to welcome you back.

Until the end of year, free Spotify users can avail of the Premium subscription for just PhP 9. The promo subscription will last three months, so you’ll be able to enjoy it even after the holidays.

Spotify Premium offers on-demand access to millions of songs and thousands of playlists available for high-quality streaming. Additionally, paying users can also listen to podcasts and the best part is everything is ad-free.

As mentioned earlier, Spotify also has a pretty good offer for existing users. If you canceled your Premium account before October 16, you may avail three months of Premium subscription for the price of one or just PhP 129.

Eligible users can grab the holiday offer through spotify.com/premium.

SEE ALSO: Spotify introduces its app for Apple Watch

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