Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Price is Right with Samsung's Smart Choice Series Smartphones

If you are like me, with at least 2 mobile phones and just as many telcos, you will want to check out Samsung's line of four (4) Smart Choice Series smartphones, all of which are dual sim. Not only can you now get your 2 mobile phone numbers into just one gadget but the price range is budget-friendly while still packing some pretty advanced features.

At the most affordable end of the series is the Samsung Galaxy S Duos (priced at PhP 7,990). It runs on Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a built-in organizer, photo and video editor, and document viewer. It sports a 4.0" WVGA screen and runs on a 1 GHz single-core processor. A slot for a microSD card allows you to expand the phone's capacity up to 32GB. It sports a 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. The battery is 1500 mAh.

Galaxy S Duos, PhP 7,990

Monday, June 17, 2013

Globe levels up its postpaid plans by introducing its best-ever MySuperPlan

You'd think a Globe MySuperPlan could not get any better. It just did...

The operative word, I think, in this newly launched best-ever MySuperPlan of Globe's is... CUSTOMIZATION. Now, subscribers can choose plans with plan values that are almost twice what they pay for. Each plan now comes with a corresponding 'peso value' (PV) based on the value of prepaid load. This PV can then be converted into a combination of call, text and/or surf services, free or discounted gadgets, and a monthly consumable amount for even more calls, texts and surfing.

I went to www.globe.com.ph/postpaid to try it out. Here's a sample plan I designed for myself:

Step #1: I clicked on the link "Create My Plan" to begin.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Samsung NX300 Camera Makes You Shoot Fast, Share Faster

Much as I love the digicam I have, my beef with it can be summarized in 2 ways: one, it lacks the ability to immediately share my shots on my social network sites and two, the lens will always have a distance disadvantage which makes me unable to zoom in without compromising clarity.

Recently, Samsung introduced the Samsung NX300 smart camera - a great solution to just such a dilemma for social media people like me. This is a DSLR camera in a digital camera body. With its WIFI connectivity as well as an NFC (near field communication) feature, sharing on social networking sites is as easy as Point-Shoot-Share. And like a DSLR, it has interchangeable lenses!

Front view

Side view

Top view

Interchangeable lenses

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Smart launches its Flexibundles for Postpaid Plans

Smart postpaid subscribers have now been given even greater flexibility by the introduction of Flexibundles - a newly launched offer that allows subscribers to customize monthly plans and manage their usage and budget.

All active postpaid plans of Smart can use Flexibundles (Smart All-in Plans, Unlimited Data Plans, iPhone Plans, Unli Postpaid, Plan 349, Freedom Plan, and the Family Circle Plans). The different promos, referred to as buckets can be subscribed to via an SMS syntax.

There are buckets for unlimited call and SMS combos, tri-net or all-net buckets, and volume-based data plans. All in all there are over 20 bundles to choose from. Mind you, these are not  fixed at all. Every month, you can pick and choose, mix and match the buckets you need for the month. All you need to do to subscribe is to text the code of your Flexibundle bucket. If you're All-in, the buckets you choose are part of and charged within your consumable amount; for other plans, the buckets are charged on top of the monthly service fee (MSF).