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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
2.5GB data
25 minutes calls to all networks
Unli calls to Smart/Sun/TNT
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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Huawei has freebies and discounts for mothers this May

Discounts of up to SG$ 200 are up for grabs!

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To celebrate the upcoming Mother’s Day, Huawei is offering discounts and freebies for select devices. Everyone can enjoy savings of up to SG$ 200 and premium items only from May 1 until the 31st.

Here’s a summary of the devices, their corresponding discounts, and freebies:

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Mothers who love to photograph every moment of their lives would find a reliable ally with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro. They can snag the company’s latest flagship with a limited-time price of SG$ 1,398 down from its usual SG$ 1,598 price. To sweeten the deal, every purchase come with a free ring light case and a Huawei mini-speaker.

Huawei MateBook D14

The Huawei MateBook D14 is a reliable workhorse fit for the new normal. Thankfully, hardworking mothers can snag one at SG$ 998 — less SG$ 100 than its usual price. As a bonus, it comes with a mouse and laptop backpack for free.

Huawei MatePad

With a premium features to boot, the MatePad is the perfect companion device for mothers who balance work and play. Paired with the Huawei M-Pencil, the premium tablet becomes a virtual sketchpad where the only limit is the imagination. For a time, one can buy it at SG$ 498, down from its usual SG$ 398 price.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

Listen to audio uninterrupted with the Huawei FreeBuds 4i, which comes in stylish colors that mothers will love. It also comes with three different set of ear tips so they can pick the right fit for a much immersive and comfortable listening experience. Here’s the deal: it only comes at SG$ 98 for a limited time, which is SG$ 20 off the usual price.

Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6 is an upgrade over its predecessor, featuring a much bigger screen. It still retains its excellent health and fitness tracking capabilities, making it the perfect gift for mother everywhere. As a bonus, it now even tracks stress — undoubtedly, one of the results of these uncertain times. One can avail the Huawei Band 6 at a promo price of SG$ 68 just by presenting an e-receipt from NTUC FairPrice Online to any Huawei stores, authorized dealers, and online shops — no minimum spend required.

Perks from Huawei online services

These discounts and freebies aren’t the only thing that makes Huawei devices a compelling buy. Buyers can also enjoy various perks on these different Huawei services:

  • New users get the first month for free on Huawei Video.
  • Exclusive themes, featured themes, and watch faces are 30% off on Huawei Themes.
  • Complimentary book credits are up for grabs so users can grab bestsellers from Huawei Books.
  • The first three months are free upon subscribing to 50 GB monthly auto-renew plan of Huawei Cloud.
  • Mother’s Day curated playlist along with millions of tunes can be played on Huawei Music.

To avail of these discounts and freebies, simply visit any Huawei stores nationwide, select consumer stores, and online shops on Lazada and Shopee.

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Huawei devices up to 50% off on Shopee’s 5.5 sale!

Grab’em now!

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You know the drill, right? It’s that time of the month again when we’re peppered with sales and discounts so we can put a band-aid on our pandemic worries via retail therapy. Huawei, in particular, is offering some of its devices up to 50% off on Shopee TODAY.

Huawei is also giving free vouchers worth PhP 100 off no minimum requirement, PhP 500 off minimum 3000 purchase, and PhP 1000 off minimum PhP 5000 purchase.

Here’s the entire list of products with the discounted prices. Click on the price to buy straight from Shopee!

GadgetMatch recommends:

Freebuds Pro — PhP 6,699
GT2 Pro — PhP 10,699
Watch Fit — PhP 4,999
Freebuds 4i — PhP 3,590
Band 6 — PhP 2,590
Opple Lamp — PhP 1,699

Everything else:

Band 4e Active — PhP 699
Scale — PhP 1,399
Freebuds 3 — PhP 5,690
Mate 40 Pro — PhP 49,899
Mate 30 — PhP 23,999
Mate 30 Pro — PhP 32,999
MatePad — PhP 16,899
MatePad Pro — PhP 28,899
Nova 7i — PhP 11,899
Nova 5T — PhP 11,999
T10 WiFi — PhP 6,549
T10S — PhP 11,899
T10S 2+32 — PhP 10,999
Y5 Lite — PhP 3,049
Y7A — PhP 7,499

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Verizon offers discounts for military, first responders

Celebrating ‘everyday heroes’

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Verizon is dedicating the month of May to ‘those who support us all’ by offering discounts and best pricing plans to military, first responders, teachers, nurses and their families.

Discounts are available to eligible new and existing Verizon customers on Mix & Match wireless unlimited plans. Wireless unlimited plans are available for as low as US$ 30/mo per line per month for four lines with Start Unlimited (with Auto Pay, plus taxes and fees.) And Fios 200Mbps internet as low as US$ 34.99/mo with enrollment in Auto Pay.

Eligible customers can get US$ 200 off on selected Samsung devices with Unlimited plans and a new smartphone line and can be combined with other offers from April 29 to May 31.

The other offers are as follows:

  • Military Appreciation Month
  • National Teachers Week 5/3-5/7
  • National Nurses Week 5/6-5/12
  • National Police Week 5/10-5/16
  • National EMS Week 5/16-5/21

Who’s qualified?

  • First responders: Firefighters, police, EMS workers, retirees, volunteers, and immediate family of those fallen in the line of duty.
  • Military: Active Military Members, Reservists, Cadets, Gold Star Families, and Veterans
    Teachers: K-12 and post-secondary
  • Nurses: registered, practical, and licensed nurses, ARNP, RN, PN/LPN, ARPN. Starting in 2021, we are now including respiratory therapists.

Discounts may be accessed on Verizon’s website.

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