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Smart vs Globe: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus postpaid plans

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And they’re out. Philippine telcos Smart Communications and Globe Telecom have revealed their respective postpaid offers for the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The two phones debut an all-new glass design and come with wireless charging, the most powerful chip in the A11 Bionic, improved cameras, and a screen with True Tone technology. They’re launching on November 17 in the country, and Smart and Globe are already accepting preorders for them. No doubt will committed Apple fans be queuing up to buy the latest phones released, regardless of the price. If they want it, they’ll find ways to get it. Plus the idea to recycling your phone through Sell My Phone seems like an effective way of both getting rid of an older version of your phone and also getting money for doing it, which can be used to pay for the brand new iPhone.

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Are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus within your budget? Which telco has the plan that caters to your needs? With everything this phones has to offer, it is understandable that it may be a little pricey, but that all depends on whether you can afford to buy it. It may even help if you look into finding the best unlimited data plan for your phone. We can all do with saving some money at times, even if we do choose to invest in the brand new iPhone.

To make it a little easier, maybe recurring billing payments would be a good idea to look into, if you want to be the proud owner of the iPhone 8 or 8 plus.

These are the postpaid plans that Smart is highlighting for the two devices:

  • Apple iPhone 8. For P2,699 (around $53) a month, you get 12GB of data, one free app monthly, unlimited text messages and 70 minutes worth of calls to all networks, and free 1 month of Gadget Shield, an insurance program that replaces your phone when accidents and theft occur.
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Here, you need to shell out P2,999 ($59) a month. The inclusions or freebies are the same as the ones being offered for the iPhone 8.

Those are basically just one plan — the iPhone Plan 1999 with P700 ($14) cash out for the 4.7-inch model and P1,000 ($20) for the 5.5-inch variant.

You may check out all your choices below.

Smart Communications Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plans

Smart Communications’ postpaid plans for the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Smart Communications Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plans

More Smart postpaid plans for the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

They can also be found on this Smart page.

Globe, on the other hand, recommends these postpaid plans for Apple’s news handsets:

  • Apple iPhone 8. Get this phone on ThePlan 1799, and pay a monthly service fee of P1,799 ($35). However, take note that there’s a cash out of P19,200 for the unit itself. So if you prefer to spread that out by paying P800 ($16) for the device every month, then your total monthly bill should be P2,599 ($51). By the way, ThePlan 1799 already includes 11GB of data, unlimited calls to Globe and TM subscribers, unlimited text messages to all networks, a three-month subscription to Spotify Premium, six-month subscriptions to Netflix and Disney, and Gadget Care, which is like Smart’s Gadget Shield.
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus. Still ThePlan 1799. Still the same inclusions or freebies. But the cash out is higher, as expected, at P25,200 ($492). So if you opt to pay for the unit every 30 days (P1,050 or $20), then your total monthly bill should be P2,849 ($56).

Unlike Smart, Globe did not present all the other available plans for the two mobiles in a table, so we urge you to visit its page for the iPhone 8 here and the one for the iPhone 8 Plus here.

Just click on “View/Edit Plan,” and you should be able to see all the offers. You have eight postpaid plans to choose from — from as low as 599 to as high as 2499.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.