Smart postpaid plans for iPhone SE

Pre-orders start on June 24 and lasts until July 11



Last March, Apple released the new iPhone SE, the second iteration of its popular budget device. It proved to be a popular device again for the company thanks to feature-packed specs and affordable price.

Now, iPhone SE is coming to the Philippines. Among those offering the new iPhone is telco Smart, and they are now accepting pre-orders which will happen from June 24 until July 11.

Smart will offer the iPhone SE on its Signature Plan, which is available on four plan tiers. Postpaid subscribers will also have the option to choose from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

The storage variants and their payment schemes are as follow:


Signature Plans
Plan S (5GB data) Plan M (10GB data) Plan L (15GB data) Plan XL (30GB data)
One-time cashout PhP 11,400 PhP 5,400 Free Free
Monthly payment PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 2,999
Total one-time fee PhP 12,399 PhP 6,899 PhP 1,999 PhP 2,999


Signature Plans
Plan S (5GB data) Plan M (10GB data) Plan L (15GB data) Plan XL (30GB data)
One-time cashout PhP 14,300 PhP 8,300 PhP 2,300 Free
Monthly payment PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 2,999
Total one-time fee PhP 15,299 PhP 9,799 PhP 4,299 PhP 2,999


Signature Plans
Plan S (5GB data) Plan M (10GB data) Plan L (15GB data) Plan XL (30GB data)
One-time cashout PhP 24,500 PhP 17,500 PhP 11,500 Free
Monthly payment PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 2,999
Total one-time fee PhP 25,499 PhP 18,999 PhP 13,499 PhP 2,999

Smart is also offering a monthly installment option where subscribers have to pay an additional fee for the device every month. Here are the installment options for the iPhone SE:

  • 64 GB:
    • Renewal — PhP 475 per month
    • Plan M — PhP 100 monthly + PhP 3,100 initial cash-out
  • 128 GB:
    • Renewal — PhP 596 per month (Plan S) / PhP 346 (Plan M)
    • Plan M — PhP 200 monthly + PhP 3,710 initial cash-out
  • 256 GB:
    • Renewal — PhP 979 per month (Plan S) / PhP 729 (Plan M) / PhP 479 (Plan L)
    • Plan M — PhP 500 monthly + PhP 6,010 initial cash-out
    • Plan L — PhP 300 monthly + PhP 4,600 initial cash-out

All Signature Plan subscriptions are valid for 24 months. Unlimited all-net SMS and calls within the same network are included on all plan tiers. All plans also include a data rollover feature, where unconsumed data gets credited for the next month.

To apply for a plan, visit any one of select Smart stores that are open. Those planning to renew their plan may do so by visiting this link or calling *888.

iPhone SE: an affordable iPhone that nails the basics

iPhone SE is Apple’s latest smartphone released last March. It is aimed at individuals wanting the best iPhone features at an affordable price and compact body. The body of the new iPhone is similar to the iPhone 8. The powerful A13 chipset provides unparalleled performance and enables portrait mode on its single camera. Here in the Philippines, it starts at PhP 26,490.


realme smartphones come with exclusive freebies for a limited period

Up to PhP 4,000 worth of freebies are bundled for a limited time



Just in time before the holidays, realme is holding a special bundle promo for its popular smartphone models. Up to PhP 4,000 worth of exclusive realme freebies are up for grabs from October 30 to November 2.

realme X3 SuperZoom bundle

Buyers looking for the latest and the greatest from realme are in luck as the realme X3 SuperZoom comes bundled with the realme Watch worth PhP 3,990.

With this bundle, one can kickstart their fitness goals and manage their health better. Thanks to realme X3 SuperZoom’s flexible cameras, capturing precious moments are a breeze.

See also: realme X3 SuperZoom review

realme 6 Pro and 6 bundles

The highly-popular realme 6 series also bundles exclusive freebies. Every purchase of realme 6 Pro comes with free realme Buds Air worth PhP 3,990. Meanwhile, buyers have a choice between a realme Band worth PhP 1,390 or an automatic umbrella with the realme 6.

While the realme 7 series is available now in the country, the realme 6 series still remains as capable midrange devices thanks to respectable specs such as 90Hz refresh rate, 30W fast charging, and a 64MP quad-camera setup.

See also: realme 6 Pro review | realme 6 review

Buyers can grab these realme devices along with their exclusive freebies on all concept stores and kiosks nationwide. Alternatively, they can learn more about the special bundle promo by following realme’s Facebook or Instagram account.

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PlayStation 4 bundles are discounted for a limited time

Up to PhP 5,000 discount are up for grabs



On the eve of the PlayStation 5 launch, Sony is discounting its PlayStation 4 bundles for a limited time. Discounts of up to PhP 5,000 are up for grabs, making the PlayStation 4 a steal deal during the promo period.

During this promo period, gamers can take advantage of discounts for the following PlayStation 4 bundles:

  • PlayStation 4 Mega Pack
    • Jet Black 1TB HDD PlayStation 4 + God of War + Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition + GTA 5 Premium Edition — from PhP 17,990 to PhP 14,990
  • PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle
    • Jet Black 1TB HDD PlayStation 4 Pro + Marvel’s Spider-Man Game of The Year Edition + Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition — from PhP 23,990 to PhP 18,990
  • DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller — from PhP 2,990 to PhP 1,990

One can snag these bundles from November 2 to 11 on authorized Sony resellers and dealers. For more information about the promo, visit the website of PlayStation Asia.

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MSI gaming and productivity laptops are 30% off this Halloween weekend

Exclusive freebies are also in tow



On the hunt for the perfect laptop before the holiday season kicks in? MSI is discounting select gaming and productivity laptops by 30% from October 29 to November 2. As a bonus, the brand is giving away exclusive freebies for every purchase of its laptops.

Gaming laptop deals

Discounted gaming laptops from MSI include its beloved GL and GF series. Both laptops cater to gamers who need the best performance without the bulk design commonly associated with gaming laptops. Also discounted are MSI’s Alpha series, its AMD-powered lineup.

  • GL63 (Intel Core i5-9300H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti; 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD) —  PhP 62,600 + free MSI gaming mouse worth PhP 2,250 (SRP: PhP 72,995)
  • GL65 (Intel Core i7-9750H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 60,900 + free MSI lootbox headset worth PhP 6,000 (SRP: PhP 70,995)
  •  GF63 (Intel Core i7-9750H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD) — PhP 53,200 + free MSI gaming headset worth PhP 3,500 (SRP: PhP 60,995)
  • Alpha 15 (AMD Ryzen 7 3750H + Radeon RX 5500M; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 54,000 + MSI Alpha lootboox and AMD Jacket worth PhP 5,000

Deals on Prestige and Modern laptops

MSI is also slashing the price of its Modern and Prestige laptops for a limited time. These laptop lineups come in a sleek and minimalist design, packing the latest Intel processors with others having discrete graphics too.

  • Prestige 14 (Intel Core i7-10710U + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD) — PhP 101,900 (SRP: PhP 119, 995)
  • Prestige 15 (Intel Core i7-10710U + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD) — PhP 101,900 (SRP: PhP 119, 995)
  • Modern 14 492PH (Intel Core i7-10510U; 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD) — PhP 69,500 (SRP: PhP 80,995)
  • Modern 14 677PH (Intel Core i5-10210U; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 52,300 (SRP: PhP 60,995)
  • Modern 15 (Intel Core i5-10210U; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 45,500 (SRP: PhP 52,995)
  • Modern 14 493PH (Intel Core i5-10210U; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 43,700 (SRP: PhP 50,995)
  • Modern 14 695PH (Intel Core i3-10110U; 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD) — PhP 34,250 (SRP: PhP 39,995)

These exclusive discounts and perks can be had on all MSI authorized resellers nationwide. Visit their website to know more about the Halloween weekend sale.

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