Smart iPhone 13,13 mini,13 Pro,13 Pro Max

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  1. armerc

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    any success?
     
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    Smart is so low-tech, still couldn't pre-order online so I just walked to the nearest Smart retail store and had them process may pre-order
     
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    wala sa website nila. So poor naman si Smart.
     
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    Adarna PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I spoke to my Smart Enterprise account manager and he said that MNP from Globe to Smart would take up to 2 weeks.

    I am doing this as I wanted to save PHP600/month for the next 24 months on my future iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB. The last 19 months of COVID had me not use PHP11,400 worth of data

    It has unli text/calls & 2GB data without data rollover. Excess data rate is PHP25.00/GB. The PHP600/month savings would buy 24GB/month on top of the 2GB/month
     
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    interesting. nag math din ako habang naghihintay ng availability ng site nila.
    im currently at plan 1499(10gb), if i renew with same plan, it will be: (1499*24)+41400(pro128gb) = 77376, but if i get plan 999*24(5gb)+48600(pro128gb,same) = 72576. with a price difference of P4800, which if you divide by 50(1gb price) its 96gb which you can spread to 24 months, its 4gb/month na you might or might not consume so more savings. and if you consume the whole 4gb +5gb it is still just less 1gb data which again you might or might not consume.

    edit: 999*24
    another edit: extra 1gb is P50 not P25, but still.
     
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    Your reference point for savings should be the plan you have been using for the past 24 months.

    My future amortization + plan is PHP3,000/month unless Globe myBusiness offers a duplicate or even more competitive rate.

    A pre-sales tax $1,099 iPhone would have a 24 month amortization value of $45.79/month or PHP2,320/month. The PHP680.00/month difference goes to VAT, text, calls and data. Considering cash flow is better than one time payment then this is a pretty good deal. Only drawback I see is that I cannot use a data-only SIM on the physical SIM slot which is useful in overseas travel.

    On average I've used less than 2GB/month for the duration of COVID-19 quarantine. I do not see this as changing until COVID-19 passports are not required for international/domestic flights.

    As many Smart Infinity & Apple users are business owners I encourage you to transfer ownership of your accounts, while retaining mobile & landline #, to Smart/PLDT Enterprise to enjoy more favorable rates & shorter contract periods on top of being able to use it as a tax deductible expense.
     
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    it is, my current plan is 1499.
     
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    Another consideration.

    A pre-sales tax $1,099 iPhone would have a 24 month amortization value of $45.79/month (the same on US Apple.com) or PHP2,320/month.

    PHP2,320/month + VAT = PHP2,600/month rounded up.

    The PHP400.00/month difference goes to forex fluctuation, text, calls and 2GB data.

    Considering cash flow is better than one time payment then this is a pretty good deal.

    Only drawback I see is that I cannot use a data-only SIM on the physical SIM slot which is useful in overseas travel.
     
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    Just got my retention plan processed and approved same day today! I got in the first 80 subscribers in Infinity who pre-ordered.

    I got word though that only the first 80 [recontracting/retaining*] subscribers that pre-ordered will be allocated a device by Smart. I'm not sure if this is only for Infinity subscribers or for Enterprise and Signature plans too - if this is the case, then the iPhone shortage due to the global chip shortage is going to be so much worse this year than last year. :unsure:

    *Please correct me if my information gathered is wrong!
     
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    i just sched a virtual appointment with smart. renewal done at the comfort of my home in less than 30 minutes.
     
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    Good news! Those who pre-ordered early MIGHT get the device earlier than the official October 22 launch date of the iPhone 13 line!
     
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    I am surprised that DITO is not offering any iPhone until now. What's up with that?
     
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    Mm…they are still very busy activating their towers nationwide. Basic service muna. Unofficially, iPhones are supported by their network.
     
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    What I meant is why are they not offering postpaid plans with iPhone 13 by now?

    So far its just prepaid SIMs without any smartphone

    I want competition so data rates would go down to PHP0.01/MB or PHP10.00/GB

    So imagine 10GB for PHP100, 100GB for PHP1,000 or even 1TB for PHP10,000!
     
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    Mm…because of lack of physical infra a.k.a official stores to process postpaid/prepaid applications. Again, basic muna. Service activations nationwide.

    As of now, the cost of data is 7.96 php per GB or cheaper than your wish.
     
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    So after the new President is installed? :ROFLMAO:

    Globally the lowest cost per 1GB of data is found in Israel for the equivalent of average price of ₪0.18/GB or PHP2.83/GB and made possible by
    • not limiting competition among telcos to just 3 but to 6 carriers.
    • keeping only common sense regulation for the industry
    • having an excellent 4G/5G & fiber infrastructure
    Unknown if this list is exhaustive but the lowest per GB cost of data is PHP9.97/GB from GOMO
     
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    Anyone tried to port their number to Globe because of better rates? Did Smart attempt to win you over by matching or making a better offer?
     
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    is this number from smart, 09481100001?
     
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    Adarna PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Yes, answer it
     
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    thanks. now i will.
     

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