Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III: Philippine Postpaid Plans

By now, the Samsung Galaxy S III has launched in the Philippines and is available from both Smart and Globe.

This lightweight marble white beauty weighs in at only 133 grams (body only), runs on Android's Ice Cream Sandwich, sports a quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9 front-facing camera, full HD 1080p video recording, 16GB internal storage, 1G RAM, and can be expanded up to 64GB additional storage space using a micro SD card.

You can read my unboxing and setup post HERE.

The unlocked version of the S III is going for around PhP 32,990 based on what I have been seeing on tech sites.

If you're wondering what the postpaid plans are like in the Philippines, here's what we know for now:


The S III comes FREE when you subscribe to Smart's Unlimited Data Plan 2000. This plan is perfect for the user who is mobile most of the time and has to rely on 3G connection on the road in order to conduct business or surf the internet. Just be sure to ask Smart how long is the lock-in period.

I am still waiting for other possible postpaid plan iterations that Smart may design and will update this post as needed.


Globe meanwhile boasts that it has the lowest postpaid plan that offers the Galaxy S III at PhP 1,699/month. This is the Globe Unli Surf Combo 999 with PhP 700 monthly cashout*. This data plan comes with unlimited mobile browsing plus 1 freebie which can include free calls and texts to Globe/TM, free calls and texts to other networks, free international calls and texts, or free unlimited call and text to 1 Globe/TM number.

The other postpaid plans are:

Globe Unli Surf Combo 1799 with PhP 200* monthly cashout - At PhP 1,999 monthly, you get PhP 800 worth of monthly consumable amount for calls and texts to any network plus 3 freebies that can be changed monthly.

Globe Plan 2499 - the Galaxy S III is FREE with PhP 1,500 consumable amount and 5 freebies.

Globe Plan 3799 - the Galaxy S III is FREE with PhP 2,800 consumable amount and 7 freebies.

* Cashout amount payable at 0% interest in 24 months for Citibank and BPI cardholders. Other major credit cards offered at 12 mos. installment.

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