Smart increases mobile data for postpaid plan subscribers

Stay connected for longer



Staying connected with loves ones is important especially during these difficult times. Internet access is crucial more than ever as more people turn to online services to carry out important tasks.

Recognizing the need for people to stay connected, Smart is now rolling out additional data to its postpaid plans subscribers. The increase in data ranges from 2.5GB to 60GB depending on a subscriber’s plan.  The data increase is effective within a 30-day period.

Here are the respective data increase for each postpaid plans:

Plans Data Increase
Smart Signature SIM-only
Lite 2.5 GB
S 10 GB
M 20 GB
L 30 GB
XL 60 GB
Smart Signature with Device
S 5 GB
M 10 GB
L 15 GB
XL 30 GB
Other Smart postpaid plans
Below plan 999 2.5 GB
Plan 999 to 1999 5 GB
Plan 2000 and up 10 GB

Smart is also treating its new subscribers with a one-time data increase:

Smart Signature SIM-only
S 5 GB
M 10 GB
L 15 GB
XL 30 GB
Smart Signature with Device
S 2.5 GB
M 5 GB
L 7.5 GB
XL 15 GB

Aside from giving out bonus data to its postpaid subscribers, Smart has also extended its deadline for payment for 30 days. Plus, there’s a special 30-day e-load discount available at its online store. A 5% discount is available for PhP 200 to PhP 300 load, while a 10% discount is available for PhP 100 load. The discounts will run from March 17 until April 14.

For more offers and announcements from Smart, visit their Facebook page.


Acer launches Learn from Home program

Just in time for a virtual back to school



File photo: Acer Swift 5

The Philippines is adapting to the new normal brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of physically going back to school, students are welcoming the new school year through online classes. As such, laptops and mobile devices are on-demand since they allow easy access to online resources. To help students and parents, Acer is launching its Learn from Home program.

where they can grab select laptops at discount prices. Select Swift 3 variants are available to buy with discounts as part of the program. Acer’s Swift 3 is a thin-and-light laptop that packs powerful mobile processors for everyday use.


  • Swift 3 (14-inch FHD , AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 4GB + 1TB HDD, Radeon 540X) — from PhP 32,999 to PhP 28,999
  • Swift 3 (14-inch FHD, Core i5-1035G1, 8GB + 512GB SSD) — from PhP 42,999 to PhP 39,999

There are also discounts for Aspire 3 as part of the program. Every student will appreciate the Aspire 3 for its versatility, performance, and the assortment of ports present on the laptop. Those buying these discounted laptops may do so at Acer’s online store or any of authorized resellers online from May 30 to July 15, 2020.

To know more about the Acer Learn from Home program, visit their social media sites or their website.

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realme 6 series highlights the brand’s Lazada sale

Up to 29% discount on some devices



realme Philippines has been busy over the recent months. They recently launched the new realme 6 series. That same series is up for grabs with discounts as they join Lazada’s 6.6 Bounce Back Sale. Up to 10% off its retail price can be had on devices brought from June 4 to 6.

A brand mega sale is also happening on June 4 from 12 am to 2 am. During this time period, buyers can avail of any realme devices with up to 29% off its retail price.

Here are the list of devices and their corresponding discounts:

Device Retail Price Brand Mega Offer Price Regular Discount Price
realme XT PhP 16,990 PhP 13,999 PhP 15,291
realme 5i (3/32 GB) Php 6,490 PhP 5,971 PhP 6,360
realme 6i (3/64 GB) PhP 7,990 PhP 7,591 PhP 7,830
realme 6i (4/128 GB) PhP 9,990 PhP 9,491 PhP 9,790
realme 6 (4/128 GB) PhP 11,990 PhP 11,490 PhP 11,870
realme 6 (8/128 GB) PhP 13,990 PhP 13,490 PhP 13,850
realme 6 Pro (8/128 GB) PhP 16,990 PhP 16,490 PhP 16,820
realme C3 (3/32 GB) PhP 5,990 PhP 5,631 PhP 5,870
realme Band PhP 1,390 PhP 990 PhP 1,320
realme Buds Air PhP 3,990 PhP 2,990 PhP 3,790
realme Buds 2 PhP 690 PhP 500 PhP 655

After the two-hour window, discounts will go down to 10%.

Item Official SRP Special Price
realme XT PhP 16,990 PhP 15,291
realme 5i 3+32 PhP 6,490 PhP 6,360
realme 6i 3+64 PhP 7,990 PhP 7,830
realme 6i 4+128 PhP 9,990 PhP 9,790
realme 6 4+128 PhP 11,990 PhP 11,870
realme 6 8+128 PhP 13.990 PhP 13,850
realme 6 Pro 8+128 PhP 16,990 PhP 16,820
realme C3 3+32 PhP 5,990 PhP 5,870
realme Band PhP 1,390 PhP 1,320
realme Buds Air PhP 3,990 PhP 3,790
realme Buds 2 PhP 690 PhP 655

On June 5, the first 50 customers who will purchase the 8GB/128GB Comet Blue realme 6 will also receive a free six-month Mobile Legends starlight membership worth PhP 5,000.

Feeling Blue

The realme sale also introduces us to the Blue Soda variant of the realme 6i. It has two storage configurations: 3GB RAM + 64GB storage for Php7,990 and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage for Php9,990. It will be available starting June 4. People may also avail of this particular variant in all realme stores and kiosks nationwide.

To avail of these amazing discounts, simply head over to realme Philippines’ Lazada store. For more information about the promo and their devices, visit realme’s Facebook page.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus is heavily discounted on Shopee for a limited time

It’s 57% off its retail price



Those eyeing a new smartphone should take a look at Nokia 6.1 Plus. Starting May 30, buyers can grab this midrange smartphone with a big discount on Shopee.

Nokia 6.1 Plus permanently drops its price from PhP 15,990 to PhP 6,890. The new price is 57% off the original price at launch. The permanent discount, however, is only available on Shopee until June 12.

To avail of the discount, buyers must use the code GadgetZone8 upon checkout. All variants of the smartphone — Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Gloss Midnight Blue —  are eligible for the discount. Check out the phone via this Shopee link.

Nokia 6.1 Plus specs

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a midrange phone released last 2018 with attractive specs. It comes with a 5.8-inch FHD screen with a 96% color gamut and a notch up top. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. The device also has a dual 16MP + 5MP camera on the back as well as a 16MP front camera. Nokia promises two years of OS updates on this device, as well as three years of monthly updates as part of its commitment to the Android One program.

See also: Nokia 6.1 Plus hands-on

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