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.
Are the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus within your budget? Which telco has the plan that caters to your needs? Below are your options.
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.
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).
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.
Video you may want to watch: Our iPhone X unboxing
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