Nov 11, 2011

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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.



  1. sharon esmilla baniega says:

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

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

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

    • 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.

      • 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?…

  2. christopher says:

    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..

    • 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..,

      • 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

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

  4. 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..

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

    • 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!

    • 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. zell yuzon says:

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

  10. carlot b. deque says:

    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.

  11. 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………..

  12. gusto ko magkaroon nian pls help me kung pano

  13. ano ba mga requimnet para makahu ng mga plan

  14. paano ba makakakuha nito?

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

  16. Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?

    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard work due to no back up.
    Do you have any solutions to stop hackers?

  17. shain ann mae merginio says:

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

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