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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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Samsung and TikTok team up for a dance challenge in Singapore

A Samsung GALAXY A80 BLACKPINK Edition awaits you

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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.

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Buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 BLACKPINK edition now

You better hurry!

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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 Samsung Galaxy A80 was first launched in April, also in Bangkok, Thailand along with the Samsung Galaxy A70 which at the time already had a BLACKPINK Edition.

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.

SEE ALSO: GadgetMatch in BLACKPINK’s area thanks to A Galaxy Event

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Get free Lightning cables by planting trees

Stay charged for the planet

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Sturdy Lightning cables that don’t break the bank are hard to come by, but one brand is here to save the day — and the planet.

You can get a free Lightning to USB cable from Nomad by making a donation to plant trees. You can choose the amount to donate — US$5 for 5 trees, US$10 for 10 trees, or US$20 for 20 trees — and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Carbon Fund. For comparison, Apple’s Lightning to USB cable starts at US$19.


Funds raised will help address deforestation in Brazil. Deforestation in itself is responsible for about 20% of global warming. Reforestation will help reduce climate change as trees absorb carbon dioxide emissions. Planting trees also helps preserve biodiversity, control flooding, and creates jobs.

Nomad is committed to offsetting all carbon emissions generated from production up until final delivery, so each shipment will be completely carbon neutral. The initiative will run until supplies last.

Money may not grow on trees but by getting a Lightning cable, your money can help plant trees. Visit Nomad’s website to get your free Lightning cable today.

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