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Samsung Galaxy Y: Plain or Netphone Edition?

The Samsung Galaxy Y is Samsung’s latest most affordable Android phone (Php5,990) which is suitable for those who want to switch to a smartphone and get more features out of their phone.

For the unitiated, the Y on Galaxy Y means “Young” and the younger generation will have a blast when they change their feature phones in favor of this Android smartphone. Games and apps are aplenty, social networking is a given, e-mail and web browsing is easy, 3G, WiFi and even WiFi internet sharing is possible.

Samsung Galaxy Y Netphone Edition

However, there are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy Y, the plain one and the Netphone Edition which is exclusive to Smart subscribers. And now you’re wondering, should you get an unlocked unit or try Smart’s Netphone service?

Here are three reasons why you would want to go with the Netphone Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Y:

1. Free Facebook and Twitter updates. Don’t ask me why Smart is doing this but with only a peso balance, you can check and update your Facebook and Twitter status all the time for free as long as you’re connected to Smart’s SmartNet platform. Don’t worry, when you first turn on your phone you will be asked to create a SmartNet account which is also free.

2. Free Yahoo! and Facebook chat. Don’t want to waste your precious load texting somebody? With the same 1-peso load balance, you can access your Yahoo! and Facebook friends and message them… anytime! Now you can be mobile and chat with your friends from abroad using your phone without spending for data charges or looking for a WiFi spot.

3. Future developments. SmartNet is fairly new and there’s still a lot of improvements Smart is planning for it. I know somebody from the development team inside who told me that they’re thinking of doing free VoIP for SmartNet users. Know what that means? Free calls with your friends and family who also own a Netphone!

There are a lot of other features a Netphone can give you over an ordinary Android phone and you might want to visit Smart’s Netphone page to learn more. You know you want to. Or you can go Like Smart Netphone’s Facebook Page.

The only reason I can think of why you don’t want to go with a Netphone is because you don’t want to switch to another carrier.

  • Reniel

    Ask ko lang po if fixed napo ba ung 349 monthly? bka kac kgaya ito ng ibang plan na pag nawrongsend ka sa other network ay additional payments na naman?

  • Laurence

    Tnung q lng poh qng pd ito ipa unlock? Pd poh bah?

    • Laurence

      Tnung q ndin qng ilang GB ang Free Micro SD Memory card n2?

      • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

        2GB kasama

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      please no text speak…

      bili ka na lang ng unlocked unit sa samsung store kung gusto mo unlocked.

      • Laurence

        Ahhhh Ok Pero pag nag bago isip ko tapos gusto ko ipaunlock pede poh bah?

      • Laurence

        I mean Ipa OpenLine! Para makagamit ng ibang simcard? Kasi nag applay ako ng Samsung galaxy Y Plan 360 Then May isa pa akong Phone Parehas silang nka Offline ng smart Gusto ko ipa openline yung isa para magamitan ko ng ibang sim card ung isang phone? Pd poh bah?

        • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

          pag yung sa smart gagamitin mo… nakalock sya sa 1st sim na ginamit mo doon dahil sa smartnet. kuha ka na lang yung sa globe. tapos ipa-openline mo. or bili ka na lang sa samsung store para kahit anong sim pwede.

  • arch

    pwede po bang ipa unlock ung phone na to na nakaplan ng 349 sa smart? and then pag naunlock na pwede ng saksakan ng ibang sim like globe? hindi ba mawawala ung plan ng simcard ko pag napaunlock ung phone? thanks!

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      pwede pero mawawala yung smartnet feature.

      • arch

        ano na lang pong matitira? meaning mawawala ung free facebook and twitter? pero ung unlitext to smart hindi? thanksss!

        • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

          yung smartnet is an app sa phone. hindi affected yung plan ng SIM mo. mawawala syempre yung free FB and Twitter updates kasi dumadaan sa smartnet yun.

          • arch

            ah okay po :) thanks! pwede po bang idownload ung smartnet na app? :)

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            pwede rin pero for smart sim card lang sya gagana.

        • arch

          ahh so pag naunlock na siya ung phone di na pwedeng gamitin ung smartnet na app kahit nagdownload kapa? aw 😛

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            pwede as long as smart sim card mo. smartnet requires you to be on the smart network.

          • arch

            ah ok po :) maliwanag na thanks! :) ipapaunlock ko nlnang ung phone pra pde sa globe, di pla mawawala ung smartnet eh bsta ung simcard na smart ung ggmitin na nakaplan :) ty

          • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

            kahit naman prepaid smart pwede sa smartnet. basta important makaconnect ka sa smart network para magamit ang smartnet.

          • arch

            thanks!

  • http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/samsung-galaxy-y-plain-or-netphone-edition jando

    Hi po, naka-pag-renew ako ng Plan 500 consummable ko, pero pinag-cash out ako ng P1,000 para sa Galaxy Y, parang natalo ako dun, kasi libre lang siya sa Plan 349.
    Nagpa-renew ako ng November 2011, pero December ko na nakuha yung phone..
    Parang natalo ako ng P1,000 dun..

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      baka iba yung set up pag renewals and bagong subscribers? or baka tumaas price ng Galaxy Y? Didn’t you ask Smart?

  • IZZA

    ONGOING PA RIN PO BA ANG UNLISOCIAL NG GALAXY Y PLAN 349?

  • http://gmail raine

    hi, wat if ung parents namin is both working abroad? then our lola and lolo namin ang guardians namin? rhey dont have any proof pf employment … panu kami mkakapag avail? anu nalang iprepresent namin? if ever ung sim ilipat sa ibang phone like ihpne pwede padin ba magamit ung unli social sa ibang phone?

  • sharon esmilla baniega

    nakaraan pang nov.2011 pa ako nagpasa ng application bakit til now wala pa response sa result ng application ko?

    • john b

      ako kakukuha ko lang last Saturday..almost three weeks din akong nag antay….

      • http://FACEBOOK arthur

        I POH ano ba mga requiment para makakuha ng plan

    • rjhay

      Ako nag pasa na ako nung january 24 pa.. till now wala pa.. matagal ba talaga?

      • sawako

        matagal po talaga yan ~ si papa po nagintay nan 2 mos bago niya po nkuha.. kala nga po namen di na maaproved

        • Furry

          bkit sakin 3 days lang approval kuha agad.. depende ata dun sa middle person…

    • xtian

      ako kakukuha ko lng nung smin nung gf ko knina. naubusan daw ng stock since december kc madami nagavail kya nashort sila sa stocks pero now OK na raw, try re-applying or go to the nearest Smart Wireless center sa mga mejo nadelay ung application nla.

      • http://yahoo.mail jenny

        ang bilis nman kung ganun..anu ba kelangan nila pra ma approved yung request?…i want to have the plan also eh..but?nalilito ako parang sa tingin ko lugi ako sa mbabayaran koh..any comment or that guyz?..is it affordable?..and xtian?what are the requirements for that?…

        • Aljay

          ,Lugi ka nman tlga eh, kc bnilang mo ung price pro qng su2litin mo ung unlitxt arw2 bawi kna!:)

  • christopher

    bkit wala pa din reply sken ang smartnet . . pra sa unli social k . . nka dam n aq resend pra sa confirmation . .
    pano k maga2mit ang unli social k kung d ma co2nfirm un..

    • jhamaica

      kailangan pa ba nang confirmation para gamitin ang unli social? kasi naka plan 349 ako.. unli social diritso na ako naka facebook, YM at Skype.. wala na confirmation..,

      • khaye

        ako po…di ko din magamit un unli social
        ..di daw kasi magagamit yun…bakit kaya???yun kasi yun sabi nun nagbigay ng galaxy y

  • colleen

    paano ba magagamit yung unli social strean ng plan349 ng smart,samsung galaxy y?help me pls

  • http://yahoo.com Grace

    Last Feb. 7 pa ako nag apply for 349 plan.. Hanggang ngayon wala pa rin.. Sana naman may text or kahit na anu na ipapadala, kung comfirmed or hindi para di umasa yung tao. Kasi they have the customers number naman..

  • Laurence

    ede tanung anu poh ibigsabihin ng running balance kasi ang taas ng Running balance ko???

    • Reynell

      i just got mine last feb17, i applied for it around dec 30 last year. sad part about it, they told there’s no unlisocial anymore, main reason why applied for a plan….. haist!

    • irish

      Running Balance – is your unbilled usage for the billing period. Once you reach your billing cycle cut-off, unbilled usage is refreshed to zero. The value presented is VAT-exclusive.

  • Reynell

    i check it out, and apparently unli-social is still being offered until march, which i should i believe? the agent who told me theres no unli-social in the plan anymore or the site, http://smart.com.ph/netphone/plans/galaxy-y-plans.htm, that says unli social is still being offered till march.

  • jonah

    anu mga req nila pag nag apply?pag may line na ba sa smart halimbawa smart broadband pwede kaya yun?

  • mavric

    bakit yong sa akin ang laki ng bill ko… bakit lamost 1,500 a month…

  • zell yuzon

    gusto ko ng ipa cut ung line q pero paano kaya?

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      kelangan naka 2 years ka na or else may termination fee. have to contact smart for that.

  • carlot b. deque

    sir/mam, please send my monthly bill payments for my plan thru my email add so that i will know much my monthly bill consumption..and i can pay as soon as possible, as early..tnxs & hoping you can reply me emmediately.

  • jose

    mga tanga cno ng sabi sa inyo na libre ang samsung galaxy y na unit sa plan 349 tulog kba o tanga kang talaga,…,…,… tingna mo ung bill mamang tanga 311 ang price ng unit na binabayaran mo d pa ksama ang vat kuha mo? at sa bawat tawag mo aditional un sa 349 mo na plan hndi accumlated ung 349 na bnabyaran mo sa kol………..

    • rhayne

      god…..anong petsa nah nong dec.9 pah ako ngapply ne txt wla ngffollow up nmn aq pero out of stock lang plgi kng naririnig.anoh bah…?

      • rhayne

        i need answer you know….

  • mike

    gusto ko magkaroon nian pls help me kung pano

  • http://FACEBOOK arthur

    ano ba mga requimnet para makahu ng mga plan

  • http://facebook.com rose

    paano ba makakakuha nito?

  • Steve

    i want this.! how to apply to get it?

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  • shain ann mae merginio

    gusto ko mag plan samsung galaxy y smart plan po paano ?