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April 26, 2013

Pre-orders for SGS4 from Smart to start tomorrow

Smart Communications Philippines announced that they’ll start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4 beginning tomorrow, April 27. The flagship handset will typically be offered under Smart’s UnliData Plan 2000 with a 30-month lock-in period, but early adopters can get it for less.

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Subscribers who will apply and be approved from tomorrow until May 2 can choose to get a free SGS4 under UnliData Plan 1500 for the same duration (30-months). That’s Php500 off of your regular monthly payment. Of course, there’s a slight difference between the two plans in terms of the consumable services (Call and SMS limits).

Along with this announcement, Smart also shared their latest development in their effort to expand LTE coverage. According to Kathy Carag, Head of Smart Postpaid Business, the company currently has 1000 LTE-enabled sites which spread across 115 cities. The new additions to the list of areas with LTE coverage are as follows:

Tagaytay City:
• Robinsons Summit Ridge
• Tagaytay Midlands

Cavite:
• La Salle Dasmarinas

Bohol:
• Tagbilaran Domestic Airport

Ilocos Norte:
• Laoag International Airport

Bacolod City:
• Robinson’s Place

Davao del Sur:
• SM Lanang Premier

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14 Responses to “Pre-orders for SGS4 from Smart to start tomorrow”

  1. marlon says:

    OT: It’s Davao City, not Davao del Sur. Davao City isn’t part of any province.

    • Reader says:

      Technically, yes. All Highly Urbanized Cities (like Davao City) are not administratively part of any province, but the NSO still groups them as such anyway.

  2. gsmarena says:

    as usual you are late! globe is already releasing pre ordered SGS4 on Apr 29 @ NBC Tent Taguig 4pm-9pm. you can freely announce this info on your website. free at plan 1799 @ 30month lock in period

  3. Consumer says:

    Hi! do you have any idea of which model of GS4 does Smart offers? will it be I9500 or I9505?
    Also is this the link to apply for their Unli Data Plan 1500 offer? http://smart.com.ph/preorder/?pid=2.

    Thank you

  4. elprincipe says:

    Hi, As far as I know telcos will offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 600 the quadcore 1.9Ghz variant but not the Octacore.

    Octacore Exynos variant will be available via local and samsung stores though.

    excited nako sa monday to claim my s4 at NBC Tent sa taguig… cant wait eheheheheh

    • Hey says:

      Hey, after you sent the requirements na hininfi nila may confirmation ka pa bang natanggap? Ako kasi pinagbayad lng ng pre termination fee tapos pinasend lang sa email. Ok na ba yun? Alangan kasi ako baka mamaya pumunta ako sa nbc tapos wala din ako mapapala.

  5. #SmartGalaxyS4LTE says:

    SMART Data Plan 1500 includes LTE connection only until June 30, 2013. Going forward, you have to pay more if you want your Samsung Galaxy S4 device to utilize its LTE functions. Else, settle for 3G connection.

    • Marco says:

      To add, SMART Unli Data 1500 currently has a monthly 1.5 GB bandwidth cap to maximize HSPA speeds within coverage areas. I hope they reconsider their policy on this, HSPA or LTE alike.

  6. Pol says:

    May bayad ba lte connection ng globe?

  7. vince
    Twitter: Vincent
    says:

    for anybody with a limited budget, the only good the S4 will do is when it pushes down the cost of the s3

    the s4 is a great phone but just too expensive for some people

  8. haaayyyyssss says:

    I went to the Laoag Smart business center later today and inquired about the LTE pocket wifi and S4. The first CS officer was a bit surprised about their LTE service if it was really available. After awhile he asked the other CS officer and she told me that only one cell site is activated, the one near the business center. Their engineers will inform them daw once available and activated.

    Talk about false advertising! tsk tsk tsk

  9. watrboy says:

    yung plan 2000 ay di talaga unlimited lte…parehas lang ang plan 2000 at 1500 in terms of lte.. merong alloted na 1.5 gig a month na lte data.. after nun eh naka bill shock sya ng 1200 compare sa 999 sa normal broadband plan… so example yung 1.5 gig ng plan 1500 eh naubos nyu at inavail nyu yung anti bill shock..so 1500 + 1200, so 2700 babayaran mo, same sa plan 2000, 2000 + 1200, 3200 magiging bill nyu…. hays

  10. ram zero says:

    i wonder if me wipe out din sila for s3 users

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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