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December 15, 2011

Globe or Smart: Where are you camping out tonight?

Both Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are holding a launch party for the iPhone 4S tonight. Globe with hold their event at Ayala Museum while Smart rented out the Rockwell area.

As a newcomer in the iPhone market, Smart is aggressive with the launch event so it’s hosting a huge party at the Power Plant Mall — some high-profile DJs, free movie and a brand new car (not sure if it’s a Mini Cooper or a Subaru Imprezza) will be given away to a lucky iPhone 4S subscriber.

Globe, on the other hand, will also be hosting an iPhone 4S launch at the Ayala Museum tonight starting 8PM with Kaskade in the DJ’s booth.

Of course, invited celebrities will also be there to keep people on their toes.

So far, the battlefront is now raging over at Twitter with both telcos drumming up excitement towards the launch event.

I just hope the processing and releasing of the units will be smooth and quick. Otherwise all these Twitter hashtags will fire back and become a nightmare.

The bigger question is — will all the socia media hype translate actually to offline conversions, line activation and ROI?

Let’s bring in the votes — Where are you camping out tonight?

P.S. Before you run and camp out, go check our iPhone 4S Review first.

Globe CEO Ernest Cu confirms arrival of iPhone 4S
Official Smart iPhone 4S Postpaid Plans & Pricing
Smart drops iPhone 4S price, free at UnliData Plan 2000

32 Responses to “Globe or Smart: Where are you camping out tonight?”

  1. Blue says:

    Better plans? You sure? I don’t think you can consider it better if you won’t get the optimum services that you want.

    http://www.unbox.ph/gadget/iphone-4s-showdown-smart-vs-globe-ep-2-san-juan-ortigas/

    Smart talaga ako, pero I’m torn between iPhone 4S and Galaxy Note. Wooo.

  2. Manila Guerilla says:

    #smartiphone4S launch was the shizzle! free food, free booze, free concert, free arcade games, free coffee, free parking, AND the party was awesome! I heard globe brought kaskade, he left early for a gig, uso pa ba si kaskade? so 2005! just like their service, LOL!

  3. dan_md says:

    Been analyzing the offerings from both Telcos. iPhone 4S sold at the lowest plans:

    Kung plan:
    Globe Plan 1799 (monthly x 2yrs) + P4800 cash out = P 48K total in 2 yrs
    Smart Plan 999 (monthly x 2 yrs) + 999/month = P 48K total in 2 yrs

    Summary: Globe offers better value for your money with unlimited internet and P800 consumable amount (vs 250MB limit on Smart)

    Prepaid:
    Smart sells the iphone 4s at a lower price P33,200.00 per se (but Globe is yet to release their pricing scheme – may be lower, higher, or around the same range)

  4. Prangka says:

    Cant wait for the apple iphone 5 to be released next year as annouced by apple

  5. Cody says:

    Another option (SMART)

    Unli Postpaid 599 (monthly x 2 yrs) + P33200 cashout = P47,576 (w/ unli call/txt to Smart,RED,SUN) Note: FREE Nokia C1-01 pa!!!

    vs

    Smart Plan 999 (monthly x 2 yrs) + 999/month = P 47,952 total in 2 yrs (with only 100 mins free call and 40 free SMS for a month)

    Choose wisely. Use your imagination.

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