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 1299 —
- Home Fibr Plan 1699 —
- Home Fibr Plan 1899 —
- 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 1299 —
- Home DSL Plan 1699 —
- 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
Get a free Huawei Watch GT on this Smart Signature Plan
A good value smartwatch bundled with a good value smartphone
Smartwatches are becoming ubiquitous today thanks in part to the strong sales from brands such as Apple and Samsung. Not to be left behind, Huawei unveiled its own Watch GT last year. The wearable is a bestseller for the company.
Smart’s limited time offer for its Signature Plan L bundles a free Huawei Watch GT when subscribers select the Mate 20 Pro or Mate 20 as their postpaid device. The Signature Plan L is PHP 2,399 monthly, with a one time cash out of PHP 7,500. With this plan, subscribers will also get 15GB of mobile internet, 150 minutes of calls to any network, and unlimited text to all networks.
The promo is only available until July 31, 2019. To apply, visit any participating Smart stores which can be found on their website.
The bundled Watch GT is Huawei’s latest smartwatch that features a circular AMOLED display, detailed tracking for various exercises and sleep, and an impressive battery life. It doesn’t run WearOS, but it syncs with most smartphones through the Huawei Health app. The suggested retail price of this smartwatch is PHP 12,990, so the free bundling with a Mate 20 Pro or Mate 20 is a good value.
Samsung and TikTok team up for a dance challenge in Singapore
A Samsung GALAXY A80 BLACKPINK Edition awaits you
To celebrate positive and creative expression in culturally-diverse Singapore, TikTok partners with Samsung for the first time to bring the #slideandswivel dance challenge to the country.
The Samsung GALAXY A80 features a camera that slides up and swivels when you take selfies. TikTok wants you to flaunt your best moves by incorporating slides and swivels for a chance to win a Samsung GALAXY A80 BLACKPINK Edition.
All you have to do is open the TikTok app, record a video using the “MVP” track, create unique dance moves, including slides and swivels, and post the video on TikTok with the hashtag #slideandswivel.
You can watch the demo videos below to further guide you.
Contest is open to residents of Singapore and must be at least 18 years old and above. You still got plenty of time as this contest will run until the 26th of July.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition now
You better hurry!
BLINKs, it’s officially here — the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition is now available for purchase.
The BLACKPINK edition package comes with the Galaxy A80 smartphone in either Angel Gold or Phantom Black along with the BLACKPINK case, charging stand, a photocard, and a mesh pouch for PHP 34,990 (US$ 685). The separate BlackPink Edition package is valued at PHP 5,999 (US$ 118) but buying online now will net you the package for free.
There’s also a free Nanofixit Screen Protection with 1 year screen cracking insurance warranty of up to PHP 5,000 (US$ 98) as well as a free Klook Voucher worth PHP 1,000 (US$ 20). This specific package is only currently available on July 14 via online purchase.
As an additional offer, you can trade in your old your old smartphone or tablet for the Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK Edition for some discounts as well as an additional PHP 4,000 (US$ 78) token.
Availability in other Southeast Asian countries
A similar package is available in Malaysia for MYR 2,499 (US$ 607.58). However, they have an additional color option which is ghost white and instead of the Nanofixit Screen Protection, the package comes with a Samsung Galaxy Fit worth MYR 369 (US$ 85). This package is only available to the first 1,000 buyers.
In Singapore, the package only includes the Galaxy A80 along with the BlackPink case, charging stand, and photocard. The suggested retail price is SG$ 898 US$ 662). The BLACKPINK merchandise is valued at SG$ 188 (US$ 139).
The Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition was first announced in Bangkok, Thailand and also goes on sale today starting at THB 21,990 (US$ 719). During the launch, we also saw the Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Watch in BlackPink edition.
Samsung Galaxy A80
The Galaxy A80 sports a set of triple cameras, octa-core Snapdragon 730G chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 3700 mAh battery, and 4G LTE support. It also runs Android 9.0 out of the box.
This is Samsung’s unique answer to the “notch problem” with its rotating camera mechanism. It was announced early in April but didn’t hit certain markets right away.
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