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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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Win, play, have fun at 0917 National G Day!

Globe gives back to loyal customers

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It’s National G Day!

September 17 or 917 does not only signify Globe’s iconic and original prefix, it also marks the start of Globe’s annual celebration that recognizes and gives back to its loyal customers through exciting rewards and surprises. This is the time when Globe and its partners come together to delight its millions of customers.

Given the challenging times we are in, Globe aims to make this year’s National G Day a way to empower and enable its customers as they face the new normal. By providing unique experiences and rewards, customers will be able to regain control of their lives and recreate better days not just for themselves but for others as well.

“More than our annual tradition, it is our way of recognizing our customers for their loyalty and support” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. “This year’s unusual circumstance does not stop us from making our 0917 celebration more meaningful. Let us come together to create better days with National G Day, packed with rewards and surprises for all our customers.”

For this year, the digital celebration comes in many forms, each focusing on making customers more productive, entertained and delighted.

The most awaited G Chance the Raffle

Globe’s biggest raffle of the year will  begin on September 17. Globe customers will get their raffle codes from the Globe Rewards or Globe at Home apps. They may also use their reward points to turn them into more raffle codes.

At the G Chance the raffle, customers have the chance to win prizes that they can use to work, learn, and play at home. These exciting prizes include 5G smartphones, gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Segway Ninebot, Samsung products, Xiaomi Mi Box, Globe Rewards points, GCash credits, and so much more!

Customers can also use their Globe Rewards points to get 917 lifestyle essentials, shoor experiences and discount codes for Konsulta MD, Puregold, Health Now, Healthway Clinics, Zalora, Grab, Lazada, Shopee and other partners.

G Music Fest, A Music Festival Right at Home

A treat for all music-lovers, come together and feel the electric energy and unbridled fun by being part of Globe’s online music festival.

The G Music Fest lines-up international band LANY and favorite local acts namely The Juans, Massiah, Kiana Valenciano, UDD, SB19, Ben & Ben, and December Avenue.

Globe customers can stream the music fest for free on September 26, 4PM through GlobePH, Globe’s Facebook page.

Globe’s Biggest Amateur Mobile Legends Cup

Gather your friends, sharpen your skills, and be one of 1,000 teams that will compete at the G Legends Cup! With a prize pool of P600,000, this is the biggest amateur Mobile Legends tournament for Globe customers. Interested teams must redeem their tournament codes via Globe Rewards app. Once they receive a tournament code, they need to go to globe.com.ph/NationalGDay and enter that code on the team registration form.

The list of participating teams will be announced on September 17 with the best of the best battling out for the top spot at the G Legends Cup finals on September 24. The emerging top 64 teams will also be rewarded with cash prizes that they will receive through their GCash accounts.

Usapang diskarte for your business with G Summit

For this year’s National G Day, Globe myBusiness has also something in store for entrepreneurs. On September 23, Globe myBusiness will host the first-ever G Summit 2020 — Usapang Diskarte: Pivot your Business to Success.

Business owners will hear from local and international experts like Josh Linkner, #1 most booked innovation speaker, new york times bestselling author and business leaders from Google, Taxumo, and CIA Bootleg Manila. Attendees will learn about business opportunities in the new normal, running a business amidst uncertainty and how innovation and digital transformation can help you turn a challenge into a business opportunity.

G Summit aims to bring Filipino businesses together into fulfilling the vision of transforming the Philippines into a digitally empowered nation.


This is a press release from Globe Telecom Philippines.

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Globe partners with Huawei to bring more 5G smartphones in the Philippines

Lower cashout price for select devices

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5G — the successor to today’s 4G network —  is slowly rolling out in the Philippines. Globe Telecom recently rolled out 5G service in select locations around Metro Manila. Now, they are partnering with Huawei to bring more 5G smartphones to the hands of Filipinos nationwide.

Globe’s collaboration with Huawei means more 5G smartphones for everyone. This is good since 5G networks promise bigger bandwidths than before so more devices can connect without affecting speed. 5G networks also bring reduced latency so web browsing is much more fluid and online multiplayer experience is less laggy.  On top of it all, 5G touts faster speeds than before.

For a limited time, these 5G-enabled smartphones are now available for free at lower tiers on Globe’s postpaid plan offerings. The telco is also lowering the one-time cashout for select devices. On top of it all, some devices even come with a freebie.

Some of Huawei’s 5G-enabled smartphones include:

  • Nova 7 SEfree at ThePLAN 1299 (previously ThePLAN 1499), comes with a Huawei Band 4e
  • Nova 7 — free at ThePLAN 1799 (previously ThePLAN 1999 with PhP 4,800 cashout)
  • P40 — free at ThePLAN 1999 (previously with PhP 4,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • Mate 30 Pro 5G — PhP 10,800 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 16,800 cashout)
  • P40 Pro — PhP 12,000 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 16,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • P40 Pro+PhP 24,000 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 28,800 cashout), comes with a Huawei Freebuds 3
  • Mate Xs — PhP 81,600 cashout at ThePLAN 2499 (previously with PhP 86,400 cashout)

These offers are available now on Globe’s online store from September 7 to 30. Globe customers can also get exclusive bundles and freebies like wireless earbuds, fitness bands, coupons, and many more upon purchase any Huawei 5G smartphones.

SEE ALSO: Huawei Super 5G deals

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Globe at Home now comes with new postpaid plans

Faster and affordable plans for families

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Globe at Home is the telco’s broadband offering for families who need a reliable Internet connection. Recently, Globe expanded its postpaid offerings with new plans to meet the needs of different families.

High-speed postpaid plans

Globe is targeting families who need faster Internet with their latest postpaid plans. First on these new postpaid plans is UNLI Plan 1899, which tops at a speed of 30 Mbps. The telco is even throwing a free Android TV box so families can stream and watch their favorites shows and movies after work or study.

Families who need an even faster Internet should take a look at UNLI Plan 2899. This plan has a maximum speed of 100 Mbps for instant and lag-free connection. Every new subscription also comes with a TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi mesh. This is useful for those who need a constant and reliable connection on every corner of their homes. Plus, each subscription comes with exclusive access to the Tech Squad VIP service for troubleshooting connectivity issues.

Better affordable WiFi plans from Globe

Globe is even introducing new affordable plans for families with a tight budget. The telco’s XTREME WiFi Plan 999 starts at PhP 999 per month and comes with 140GB of data out of the box. The plan also comes with an all-in-one modem that can turn any regular TV into a smart TV suitable for streaming YouTube videos and other shows.

Families can avail of these new postpaid plans and promos until September 30.

Access to more content and essential apps

Every Globe at Home plans also comes with access to a varied selection of educational platforms like ABC Mouse, Shaw Academy, DepEd Commons, Blackboard, and more. At the end of the day, families can watch together from a selection of movies and episodes from iWant and Amazon Prime Video.

They can also leverage Globe’s GCash app to pay their bills and utilities without ever going outside. Globe’s partnership with KonsultaMD also meant that they can consult with a medical professional from the comforts of their own home.

Exclusive rewards and support service

Through the Globe at Home app, customers can avail of exclusive vouchers that they can redeem rewards from various partners.  They can also get help and support right from the app. Bills payment, troubleshooting, plan upgrades, and volume boost can now be done in the app without going through a tedious hotline service. There’s also a Globe at Home chatbot on Messenger for easier transactions and after-sales service.

Meanwhile, budding entrepreneurs may visit World at Home’s online portal for access to content that will teach them how to earn, and build their skills and talents.

For more information on Globe at Home’s postpaid plans and services, visit their official website or inquire on Facebook Messenger. Select physical stores are also open to customers.

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