Smart is also releasing the iPhone 5 on December 14 and they’ve now published their prepaid kit prices and postpaid plans.
The Prepaid Kit prices of the iPhone 5 on Smart is as follows:
iPhone 5 16GB – Php33,600
iPhone 5 32GB – Php38,780
iPhone 5 64GB – Php43,950
As for their postpaid plans, Smart is giving away the iPhone 5 free under Data Plan 3000 and a special iPhone Plan 2499.
Smart’s newly created iPhone Plan 2499 comes with 5 hours of free calls, 300 free text messages and unlimited mobile internet.
The 32GB iPhone 5, which comes free with Plan 2499, is very enticing!
What is odd though is that an almost similar plan, Data Plan 3000, offers 5 hours of free calls and only 240 free text messages and unlimited mobile internet for a more expensive MSF of Php3,000 a month. (Computation is for both the free 32GB iPhone 5).
Likewise, we observed that the Galaxy Note 2 which retails for Php32k is free under Data Plan 2000 but the iPhone 5 which goes for just Php1.6k more is now under Data Plan 3000. That’s a huge discrepancy between the two.
You can read our review of the iPhone 5 here.
Updated: Confirmed with a Smart rep that the Plan 2499 is now unlimited from last year’s 1GB cap. This means Plan 3000 is way more expensive but has less free SMS compared to Plan 2499. I think the adjustment was done to directly compete with Globe’s Unlisurf 2499 which created the plan discrepancy with Unli Data 3000.