With both Smart and Globe releasing their postpaid plans yesterday, you can now choose which telco you’d want to get your newest i-device from. Comparing them based on their plans, we compute their total acquisition cost to see from which telco you can get the cheapest iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus from.
Prepaid: Smart vs Globe
|iPhone 6 16GB||37,500||36,700|
|iPhone 6 64GB||43,000||42,300|
|iPhone 6 128GB||48,500||48,000|
|iPhone 6+ 16GB||43,000||42,300|
|iPhone 6+ 64GB||48,500||48,000|
|iPhone 6+ 128GB||54,000||53,600|
Smart is cheaper in all iPhone categories in terms of prepaid pricing.
Postpaid: Smart vs Globe (iPhone 6)
We can only compare certain plans and their total acquisition cost because both telcos do not offer plans that are entirely similar to each other.
|iPhone 6||24 month||iPhone 6||24 month||iPhone 6||24 month|
|Smart iPhone Plan 999||19200*||43176||25,200*||49176||27,700*||51676|
|Globe Plan 999||24,000||47976||30,000||53976||35,280||59256|
|Smart iPhone Plan 1799||10,800||53976||15,500||58676||26,300||69476|
|Globe Plan 1799||10,800||53976||14,400||57576||19,200||62376|
|Smart All-In Plan 1200||21,400||50200||26,000||54800||30,700||59500|
|Globe Plan 1299||19,200||50376||24,000||55176||28,800||59976|
|Smart All-In Plan 2500||11,700||71700||16,400||76400||21,000||81000|
|Globe Plan 2499||FREE||59976||4,800||64776||16,800||76776|
As seen in the chart, Smart is cheaper in terms of TAC on all variants of the iPhone 6 in the iPhone Plan 999 and All-In Plan 1200 category. On the 1799 category, they both tied on the 16GB variant but Globe is a bit cheaper on the 64GB and 128GB variant. Globe is cheaper on the Plan 2499 category.
Postpaid: Smart vs Globe (iPhone 6 Plus)
|iPhone6+||24 month||iPhone6+||24 month||iPhone6+||24 month|
|Smart iPhone Plan 999||25,200*||49176||27,700*||51676||32,300*||56276|
|Globe Plan 999||30,000||53976||35,280||59256||39,600||63576|
|Smart iPhone Plan 1799||15,500||58676||20,100||63276||30,900||74076|
|Globe Plan 1799||14,400||57576||19,200||62376||24,000||67176|
|Smart All-In Plan 1200||26,000||54800||30,700||59500||35,400||64200|
|Globe Plan 1299||24,000||55176||28,800||59976||33,600||64776|
|Smart All-In Plan 2500||16,400||76400||21,000||81000||25,700||85700|
|Globe Plan 2499||4800||64776||16,800||76776||21,600||81576|
Smart is again cheaper in all Plan 999 and All-In Plan 1200 variants while Globe is cheaper in the Plan 2499 category and cheaper in 2 variants of the plan 1799.
These comparisons are done based on the actual plans and their respective cash outs as announced by both Smart and Globe. Other things to consider are airtime, SMS, data, and more. Take note that for Globe, they do not offer “unlimited” mobile data anymore so that’s a factor to consider. For Smart, All month surfing is still on and we’ve unofficially heard that they will still continue to offer unlimited data on “non-streaming” sites. In short, as long as you’re just surfing the net, it’s still unlimited. The allocation, according to our source (unofficial) will only count on streaming, downloads etc.
Another offer to consider is the 0% interest on amortized acquisitions. For Smart, if you are on Plan 3000, retention/ upgrade fee is waived for iPhone 6 64GB and iPhone 6 plus 16GB for the meantime, according to Smart. If you really just want an iPhone from either the telco, the cheapest prepaid unit is from Smart at 36,700 for the iPhone 6 16GB, 42,300 for the 64GB and 48,000 for the 128GB.
SMART offering iPhone 6 for Php 1,799/mo, iPhone 6 Plus at Php 2,049/mo
SMART accepting ATM payments for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders
Smart Infinity iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Plans
SMART iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available starting November 14
Globe to offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on November 14, Pre-register now