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Nokia promo alert: Discounted Nokia 8, free Nokia 3310 for every Nokia 5 purchase

Quite a lot of promos from Nokia!

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HMD Global kicks off the rainy season in the Philippines with sweet bundles and discounts for Nokia phones. From June 15 until August 31, buyers can avail themselves of any of the following deals.

Bundles

If you’re getting a Nokia 5 (PhP 9,990), HMD Global is throwing in a free Nokia 3310 (worth PhP 2,590) with every purchase. That’s an instant free phone that you may use as a backup.


As for buyers of the new Nokia 6.1, a free pair of JBL T450BT Bluetooth headphones (worth PhP 3,000) is included with every purchase.

Discounts

Apart from bundles, HMD Global also has a price cut for two Nokia phones. While we’re waiting for the arrival of Nokia’s next flagship, you can grab a Nokia 8 first for just PhP 21,990 — a true bang-for-the-buck deal.

For the more budget-conscious, the Nokia 1 with Android Go is now priced at only PhP 3,990.

Zero percent installment

In partnership with Home Credit, interested buyers can avail of new Nokia phones through zero percent installment plans.

  • Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 – zero percent interest for six months
  • Nokia 8, Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 7 Plus – zero percent interest for nine months

The deals and discounts are available through authorized Nokia stores and resellers nationwide, as well as official online channels like MemoXpress, argomall.com, and Lazada.

SEE ALSO: HMD commits to Android P update for all its Nokia smartphones

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Comparison: Globe ThePLAN vs Smart Signature Postpaid Plans

The postpaid game is heating up

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Are you getting a new plan soon? Or maybe you’re up for renewal.

Smart recently unveiled their new Signature postpaid plans that give larger data allowance and better call and text offers. How does it stack up against Globe‘s ThePLAN? Here’s a comparison.


Globe and Smart offer standard contracts for each postpaid plans with either a 6- or 24-month lockout. The terms and conditions may vary as well if you’re getting a promotional offer.

Both telcos offer postpaid plans with and without devices.

SIM-only Plans

The advantage of having a SIM-only plan is the bigger allowances for data, calls, and texts. Although, as its name implies, the telco will only provide a SIM card and it doesn’t come with any phone.

This type of plan is ideal for those who prefer to keep their old phone or for those who already purchased a brand new device somewhere else. SIM-only plans have a commitment period of six months on both networks.

Globe ThePLAN

Smart Signature

Plan 599 1.5GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 799 6GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 999 8GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
10GB data
100 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1299 12GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1499 16GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
20GB data
200 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1799 19GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1999 21GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
30GB data
300 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 2499 26GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 2999 60GB data
600 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks

The new Smart Signature plans have been upgraded to have more data allowance and better call and text bundle. All of the telco’s plans offer unlimited calls and texts within their network. If you have to contact peers from other networks, you have an unlimited text service and a generous number of minutes for voice calls.

Globe, on the other hand, offers a wider range of choices. The telco has more options to choose from based on your budget; however, the included data and voice call allowances don’t match Smart’s offer. Still, Globe has freebies for its subscribers including Spotify Premium, DisneyLife, iflixVIP, and Amazon Prime Video subscriptions.

With Device Plans

Of course, both Globe and Smart also offer their postpaid plans with the latest phones available. The catch is, the plans that come with devices have lower allowances and a longer contract period of 24 months.

Additionally, the bundled device will either come for free or with cashout depending on the cost of the device and the postpaid plan.

Globe

Smart

Plan 599 2.5GB data
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 799 1.5GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 999 4GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
5GB data
50 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1299 6GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1499 8GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
10GB data
100 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1799 11GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 1999 16GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
15GB data
150 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 2499 21GB data
Unli calls to Globe/TM
Unli texts to all networks
Plan 2999 30GB data
300 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
Unli texts to all networks

Again, Smart’s new Signature plans beat Globe’s current offers. Smart has bigger data packages (except in Plan 1999) with a better bundle for calls and texts. Moreover, Smart’s plans are more suited for those who have a lot of contacts on other networks because of the allotted minutes of voice calls to any networks including PLDT.

Globe’s plans still offer great value, especially if the majority of your friends and colleagues are within Globe’s network. You could still message people from other networks with unlimited texts to anyone. Also, the freebies included in Globe’s SIM-only plan are included here.

Conclusion

Without a doubt, Smart offers the best value postpaid plan today. Thanks to the new Signature plans, Smart gives its subscribers bigger data with the most flexible call and text allowance. The ability to call somebody on any network without the high cost is the game changer here.

In the end, you’ll have to choose based on your needs because the unlimited offer is still “limited” within each telco’s network.

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Pocophone F1’s cheaper price makes it an even better flagship-specced phone

A 2018 flagship for the price of a midrange phone

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While we anticipate the arrival of the Redmi K20 Pro or Mi 9T Pro, the former affordable flagship model of Xiaomi gets a new discounted price. The Pocophone F1 already had its retail price slashed earlier this year making this price cut a sign that a new model is coming.

If you’re in the market looking for a new flagship-specced phone, be sure to check out the Pocophone F1. The 6GB/64GB variant is now priced at just PhP 13,990, which is a thousand pesos off from its former retail price and PhP 4,000 cheaper compared to its launch price.


Image credit: Xiaomi Philippines

The discounted Pocophone F1 is listed on LazMall through Lazada Philippines and it’s eligible for free shipping anywhere in the country. It’s available in two colors: Blue and Red.

The phone was first released in August 2018 as Xiaomi’s breakthrough phone that offers incredible specs for a fraction of the price of premium offerings. Check out our review of the Pocophone F1 to know more about the device:

SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 9T is basically the Redmi K20 for the European market

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PlayStation Days of Play features limited edition console

Along with discounted top-tier games

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Sony PlayStation won’t be at E3 2019 but they’re making up for with the the Global Days of Play sale. The sale, which will run from June 7 to 17, includes a limited edition console, peripherals, and discounts on some much-coveted game titles.

If you’ve been itching to get a PlayStation 4 (PS4), since we still don’t know exactly when the next generation PlayStation is coming, then you can’t go wrong with this limited edition. First thing you’ll notice on the Days of Play PS4 are the embossed PlayStation icons. It has a Steel Black color on top and dark gray at the bottom. It comes with a matching DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller.

Also included in the sale are PS4 exclusive titles like the recently released Days Gone, the ever-popular Marvel’s Spider-Man, and 2018 Game of the Year God of War.

Here are pricing details on what’s up for grabs in different markets in Southeast Asia.

Philippines:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – PHP 17,990
PS4™Pro God of War Bundle (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 23,990
PS4™ NBA 2K19 Bundle (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 20,490
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – PHP 2,290 (normal SRP: PHP 2,990)
PS4™ software titles from as low as PHP 829

Singapore:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – SGD 449
PS4™ STARTER PACK (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 479
PS4™Pro (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 599
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – SGD 59.90 (normal SRP: SGD 79.90)
PS4™ software titles from as low as SGD 21.90

Malaysia:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 (1TB) – MYR 1,349
PS4™ software titles from as low as MYR 59

Indonesia:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 (1TB) – IDR 5,199,000
PS4™ software titles from as low as IDR 229,000

Thailand:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – THB 11,990
PS4™Pro God of War Bundle (1TB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 14,990
PS4™ PARTY BUNDLE (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 11,990 (normal SRP: THB 12,990)
PS4™ HITS (500GB) with free DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 11,990
PS VR BEAT SABER All-In-One Pack – THB 11,990
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – THB 1,490 (normal SRP: THB 1,990)
PS4™ software titles from as low as THB 590

Vietnam:

PS4™ DAYS OF PLAY LIMITED EDITION 2019 1TB – VND 8,990,000
PS4™ DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller – VND 1,090,000 (normal SRP: VND 1,390,000)

If you’re in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, or Thailand and are not a PlayStation Plus subscriber yet, now’s a great time to become one. There’s a 30% discount on the PS store for three months and 12 months membership subscriptions. Customers can also get the 12 months PS Plus membership card from retail stores and get three extra months. Solid deal!

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