Globe and Smart Both Offer iPhone 4S in the Philippines

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December 2011 will be a big event for Globe and Smart as both Philippine telecommunication giants will offer Apple’s latest iPhone 4S officially to Philippine mobile subscribers early next month.

Last week, I blogged about Smart offering iPhone 4S exclusively in the Philippines. While this is true, Globe Telecom (Smart’s competing mobile telco), will be offering iPhone 4S too to Philippine mobile subscribers in the coming weeks. This was confirmed by Globe’s CEO Ernest Cu himself in a company event held at Manila Peninsula – Tuesday night, November 22.

This announcement was a big shocker for many since for the past few years, only one Philippine telco officially offers an iPhone device (formerly, Globe). Now with both Globe Telecoms and Smart Communications to offer iPhone 4S in the Philippines, the most interesting thing that mobile subscribers should take a look at will be the plan, services, and pricing differences between Globe and Smart iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S is priced not less than Php 40,000 pesos for the cheapest model (16GB) in gadgets and mobile stores nationwide. We will soon find out Globe and Smart’s iPhone 4S prices in the coming weeks.

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Another thing worth commending is Globe’s sensitivity and carefulness to spill any news and hints regarding their official release with the iPhone 4S. Even until now, Globe still kept mum about specific details regarding the event. On the other hand, it can be recalled that PLDT-Smart CEO Manny V. Pangilinan prematurely announced Smart’s iPhone 4S weeks ahead before its scheduled launch date in the country. This made Apple expressed their disappointment about it which, for them, shouldn’t be disclosed to the public at least one or two weeks before the launching.

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