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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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Don’t miss out: Smart launches GigaLife Surprises

With rewards like a Fitbit Watch or Instax Mini

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Smart Communications has rolled out GigaLife Surprises, an exciting lineup of perks, promos, and privileges exclusively available on the GigaLife App.

The lineup includes Giga Missions, Giga PayDay, and the ongoing Giga Days, giving Smart subscribers the chance to get unique promos and enjoy rewards.

And by tapping “Don’t Miss Out” on the app, customers also get customized and value-packed offers which get refreshed every week. 

Earn points, enjoy perks

Giga Missions gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges in the app.

Registering for a mobile data package like GIGA STORIES 99, for instance, earns users 4.95 points.

These points may be used to redeem similar data promos such as GIGA VIDEO 99 or GIGA POWER+ 99 for free.

Smart even has rewards like a Fitbit Watch (11,832 points) and Instax Mini (4,569 points).

Discounted promos, redemptions

Moreover, the app’s Giga PayDay entitles subscribers to discounts on regular promo packages every 27th and 28th of the month.

All these add to the ongoing GigaDays, which offer as much as 20 percent discounts on GigaPoints redemptions every 19th to 22nd of the month.

For example, the GIGA VIDEO 99 redemption which usually costs 99 points may be claimed for just 79 points during the four-day period.

The GigaLife App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now.

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MSI end of summer sale: Up to 10K off

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MSI is making the rest of the summer count before rainy season arrives with a season-ending Explore Summer Fun sale from May 13 to June 19, 2022.

Selected laptops from MSI’s business and productivity and gaming lines will go on sale for up to PhP 10,000 off, including the following:

  • Alpha 15
  • Katana GF66
  • GF63 Thin
  • Modern 14
  • Modern 15

Promo redemptions are available at MSI Concept Stores, authorized resellers, and official online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For the full list of laptop models on sale and their corresponding discounted prices, check the tables below.

Alpha and Katana

Model Specs Discounted Price
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH/091PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Radeon RX 6600M
PhP 79,995 (from 89,995)
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 66,995 (from 74,995)
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 62,500 (from 69,995)

 

GF Thin

Model Specs Discounted Price
GF63 Thin 11UD-016PH/022PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 63,995 (from 70,345)
GF63 Thin 11UC-029PH/018PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 58,995 (from 65,095)
GF63 Thin 11UC-030PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 53,995 (from 58,795)
GF63 Thin 10UC-822PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 48,995 (from 54,595)
GF63 Thin 11SC-237PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 47,995 (from 52,495)
GF63 Thin 10SC-809PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)
GF63 Thin 11SC-031PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)

 

Prestige and Modern 

Model Specs Discounted Price
Prestige 14 A11SC-096PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • GTX 1650
PhP 49,995 (from 57,745)
Modern 15 A11M-810PH/A11MU-865PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 39,995 (from 43,045)
Modern 14 B11m-652PH/B11MOU-896PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 38,995 (from 41,995)
Modern 14B11MOU-1004PH
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Core i3 1115G4
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 29,995 (from 34,645)

 

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SHARP Mega May Sale S’pore: Up to $400 off, free products

Free products bundled with select purchases

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Sharp Sale

SHARP is letting its shoppers in Singapore make the most out of summer with the Mega May Sale happening until May 31, 2022.

For the entire month, customers may score large discounts of up to SG$ 400 on Sharp’s wide range of appliances, including their:

  • SHARP 4K AQUOS TVs
  • Healsio Superheated Steam Oven
  • Premium Multi-door and Side by Side Refrigerators
  • Soundbars
  • Washers
  • Air purifiers

On top of that, free products like Air purifiers, Soundbars, Blenders, Microwave Ovens, and services await those who purchase specific items.

To enjoy the promotion, customers simply have to visit SHARP official online stores on Shopee, Lazada, and Qoo10, as well as authorized retail stores. 

The redemption period for the freebies will be from June 1 to August 2, 2022.

For the full list of discounts and free items, check the table below.

Product Discount/Freebie item
Selected SHARP 4K AQUOS TVs
  • Up to SG$ 300 off
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Air purifier or Soundbar
  • SG$ 200 off on selected SHARP Dolby Atmos Soundbars for selected TV purchases
Selected SHARP Multi door and Side-by-side Refrigerators
  • Up to SG$ 400 off
  • Free SHARP 3-in-1 Blender or Microwave Oven
Selected SHARP Refrigerator and Washer Bundles
  • Free SHARP Plasmacluster Air Purifier
Selected SHARP Front Load Dryers
  • Up to SG$ 200 off
  • Premium Stacking Kit and Installation for purchase of selected Dryers
  • Universal Stacking Kit to pair with non-SHARP Front-Load Washer for purchase of selected Dryers
SHARP Healsio Superheated Steam Water Oven
  • Up to SG$ 130 off
  • SHARP Plasmacluster Air purifier 
Selected SHARP Humidifying Plasmacluster Air Purifiers
  • Up to SG$ 200 off
  • SHARP Plasmacluster Mini Air purifier

 

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