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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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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Huawei on Lazada

Up to 32% off on some devices

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Looking for awesome deals this Chinese New Year? Huawei Philippines has you covered with device discounts and freebies. From January 22 to 25, they are holding a Chinese New Year promo on Lazada. Lots of smartphones and accessories are on sale, and some also come with freebies:

  • Band 4ePhP 1,250 from PhP 1,390 (PhP 1,199 on January 25 only)
  • FreeBuds 3PhP 8,290 with free CM510 Speaker (PHP 7,990 on January 25 only)
  • MediaPad M3 LitePHP 8,590.00 on January 22 only
  • Nova 5TPhP 16,910 from PhP 18,990 with free 5000mAh PowerBank and Tempered Glass
  • MediaPad T3 8”PhP 6,390 from PhP 6,490 with free wired earphones and Anytime Fitness voucher
  • Y5 LitePhP 3,770 from PhP 5,490
  • Y6 Pro 2019PhP 5,169 from PhP 6,990 (PhP 5,139 on January 24 only)
  • Y9sPhP 13,490 from PhP 13,990 with free gift box and Anytime Fitness voucher
  • Y6sPhP 6,850 from PhP 6,990 with free Thermos tumbler bottle
  • Mate 30 PhP 34,290 from PhP 34,990
  • Mate 30 Pro PHP 49,990 from PhP 50,990

To check out more deals from Huawei, you can visit their Lazada site.

 

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Audio House is giving away freebies for Chinese New Year

Get a voucher or a standing fan for the new year

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Chinese New Year is fast approaching once again. This year, Audio House is giving us more reasons to celebrate the festivities.

From January 18 to February 9, Audio House will give away SG$ 28 Ang Pow (red packet) vouchers or standing fan to every customer with no minimum purchase. Customers may use these vouchers to discount their next purchase.

Anyone is eligible to receive these freebies. For any successful friend referral, the customers receive an additional SG$ 1 to their vouchers. However, there’s a limit of 50 persons per referral.

In total, anyone can receive an SG$ 78 voucher eligible for any items in any Audio House store nationwide.

Here are the steps to receive the freebies:

  1. Register via Audio House’s website.
  2. A confirmation email with QR Code will be sent to the registered email address.
  3. Present the confirmation email with QR Code and ID at any Audio House showroom service counter to redeem either the ang pow voucher or the standing fan. Each can only redeem once.

The voucher is a great help for individuals gifting their loved ones with electronic items. With over 4,900 electronic items for sale, Audio House showcases major brands from all over the world. Plus, they give cashback in the form of vouchers on every item purchased. To learn more about Audio House, visit their website.

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Huawei Y9s and MediaPad T3: Price and availability in the Philippines

Preorders come with freebies

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Looking for an all-around companion? Huawei just released the Y9s budget smartphone and MediaPad T3 tablet in the Philippines to start 2020. From January 13 to 17, eager customers can pre-order these devices on Lazada and Shopee.

These pre-orders come with freebies too. All Huawei Y9s preorders come with gift box worth PhP 690. The gift box contains a tumbler, data cable, and canvas shopping bag.

Meanwhile, all Huawei MediaPad T3 8-inch tablet preorders come with free Huawei earphones and PhP 499 Anytime Fitness voucher.

To get the freebies, head over to Huawei’s Lazada and Shopee page. These devices will officially retail soon after.

Price and Specifications

Huawei Y9s is a budget smartphone priced at PhP 13,990. For its price, the phone comes with a striking glass back design and triple cameras. The pop-up camera in the front houses the selfie camera. Kirin 710F chipset and 4,000 mAh battery power the device. Memory and storage configurations are available only at 6GB + 128GB, but expendable up to 512GB via MicroSD.

Meanwhile, the Huawei MediaPad T3 features an 8-inch HD display. Made from anodized aluminum, it features a lightweight footprint at only 350 grams. Runtimes are decent with a 4,800 mAh battery. It is available with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage. Price starts at PhP 6,490.

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