Planning on getting your first iPhone 4S postpaid or prepaid kit? Read this first as we compare the best deal between Smart iPhone 4S vs Globe iPhone 4S postpaid and prepaid plans here in the Philippines.
The iPhone 4S is undeniably a mashing hit for Apple not only in the US but also here in the Philippines. Because of its immense popularity, both Smart and Globe (Philippines’ telco giants) are now offering the iPhone 4S to serve the growing Filipino demand. With this, we go down to the next question: Which of the two Philippine telco networks offer the best iPhone 4S deals? Let’s find out.
For Prepaid Plans
Prepaid subscription is indeed a popular choice for most Filipino mobile subscribers mainly because it has no monthly payment obligation and there are a lot of good prepaid call & text promos existing to suit every subscribers mobile need. If you want an iPhone 4S for your Smart or Globe prepaid sim, check out this price comparison:
|iPhone 4S Prepaid Plans|
* Prices as of March 11, 2012
Based on the official prices, Smart is clearly the winner in terms of prepaid plans with 4,400 to 6,000 price difference against Globe. So if you want a prepaid iPhone 4S, I’d recommend you go for Smart.
For Postpaid Plans
While prepaid subscription is a common choice for many, postpaid subscribers, on the other hand, save themselves from running out load when making calls, texts, and internet browsing.. Let’s see which of the two has the best postpaid plans.
To start, we will compare the unlimited data plans (plans with built in unlimited mobile internet access) of both telcom which is suitable for the iPhone 4S due to its heavy data connection reliance via its apps.
Smart Unli Data Plans (iPhone 4S)
|Plan 4000||Plan 3000||Plan 2000||Plan 1500|
|on-network calls (mins)||400||300||150||60|
|Total Payment due upon application (1 month advance + unit cashout)||16GB||4,000||3,000||2,000 + 2,500 cashout = 4,500||1,500 + 12,500 cashout = 14,000|
|32GB||2,000 + 8,000 cashout = 10,000||1,500 + 17,500 cashout = 19,000|
|64GB||3,000 + 5,000 cashout = 8,000||2,000 + 12,000 cashout = 14,000||1,500 + 22,500 = 24,000|
|Plan 3799||Plan 2499||Plan 1799|
|Comsumable (all-net calls & sms)||2,800||1,500||800|
|Total Payment due upon application (1 month advance + unit cashout)||16GB||3,799||2,499||1,799 + 4,800 cashout = 6,599|
|32GB||2,499 + 4,800 cashout = 7,299||1,799 + 10,080 cashout = 11,879|
|64GB||3,799 + 4,080 cashout = 7,879||2,499 + 10,080 cashout = 12,579||1,799 + 15,096 cashout = 16,895|
Here are the Globe freebies you can choose and change as often as every month:
A. 10 minutes call and 200 SMS to Globe/TM B. 5m call and 25 SMS to AllNet C. 10m IDD call and 10 SMS to abroad D. 3 hours free mobile web surfing E. Unlimited Call and Text to 1 Globe/TM
|Smart Plan 1500 (16GB)||Globe Plan 1799 (16GB)|
|Much lower monthly fee @ 1,500||299 pesos higher than Smart|
|Bundled services are limited to Smart network only||Consumables applicable to all networks|
|Higher unit cashout @ 12,500||Lowest cashout @ 4,800|
|No freebies||Wide range of freebies which you can choose and change as often as monthly|
|Smart has wider network coverage||Decent network coverage|
|Bundled services has a total cost of:|
Calls: 60 mins * 6.50 = 390
| Comsumables + freebies can value up to: |
Comsumable = 800
Based on the table above, it is obvious that Globe gives you more value to what you are paying for due to its budled freebies aside from its consumable amount. Even if you compare it to the total cost of bundled services for Smart Plan 2000, Globe Plan 1799 is still a better choice.
Smart Plan 2000 Bundled Services Cost Calls: 150 mins * 6.50 (per minute rate) = 975.00 SMS: 200 texts * 1.00 = 200.00 1 Month Unlimited Internet = 1,200.00 Total : Php 2,375