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8GB iPhone 3G Free on Globe Plan 2100




Now I thought this one is a good deal. You get the iPhone 3G 8GB model for free when you subscribe to a new Globe Postpaid Plan 2100.

Learned about this from a friend who got her own Globe Postpaid plan last week and was given a free iPhone 3G. Apparently, Globe is clearing out all stocks of the old model before they finally release the iPhone 3G S by end of this month.


 

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I compared this with the published rates on the Globe website and the Plan 2199 has a cash-out of Php9,400 with a 24-month lock in period.

The catch? Nothing really, except for the 36-month lock-in period. The offer stands until they still got stocks available. Not a bad deal, really.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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24 Responses

  1. cutemoboy says:

    this is too much.. 36 MONTH LOCK IN PERIOD! HELL NO!

  2. Victor says:

    36months=3years lock in period? Too long. 2yrs pwede pa..

  3. bertsan531 says:

    yeah I think its still too much Php2100 for 36 months…

  4. Jiro Yan says:

    I got my iPhone 3G 16GB at Globe for FREE at Plan 3999 with 2-years lock-in period.

  5. Jiro Yan says:

    I got my iPhone 3G 16GB at Globe for FREE at Plan 3999 with 2-years lock-in period.
    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

  6. Jedd says:

    Bullshit again from Globe. Three year lock in now. Why don’t they just slash the entry price in half just like the $99 iPhone 3G?

  7. Joshua says:

    Asa ka globe ASA! make it lower and we can be talking business..

    hayz… nag marketing ba mga tao sa globe? tsk tsk..

  8. riz says:

    Jedd – I paid $99 on the iPhone 3G with AT&T with a 24-month lock-in for $69.99 a month. That’s almost Php3,300 a month, makes the Globe plan cheaper.

  9. iMadrid says:

    @joshua

    Globe’s Marketing people are not stupid. They are selling the image “Exclusivity” to a bunch of morons, stupid enough to buy it.

    @riz

    Don’t compare Dollars to Pesos. In the USA the min wage is like $13/hr. In the Philippines its $5 a Day for 8 hours work.

    In whatever angles you may want to look at it. Globe Telecoms is not giving any subsidies for the iPhone. I doubt they would even unlock you with a Free Unlock Code for the iPhone (or any sim-locked phone) once your contract is over. In the PH there is no laws or NTC ruling that would compel a Telco to unlock your phone for free once your contract is up. Unlike in the USA or in EU countries. Kung sa Load Credits expiry perion nga eh nilabanan pa nila sa NTC.

    Not sure if this is still available. But you could buy an unlocked iPhone in an Apple Store in Hong Kong. If you could afford a Php 2,100 a month phone bill for 3 years locked in. Instead of paying Globe ripping you off for the privilege of owning an iPhone. Why don’t you get treat yourself a holiday in HK and buy one there? I know they afford it esp. with those cheap budget airfares.

  10. Kyle says:

    That’s PhP 79,164. Nice try Globe, but no thanks.

  11. teknisyan says:

    Yeah… that’s more than the published cost in the USA which is anywhere between $99 to$199.

    Just read this post: http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/08/apples-iphone-3g-drops-to-99/

  12. From my point of view, it’s not that bad deal. It’s how you maximize iPhone 3G with that kind of deal that really counts.

    For me, it’s still a good deal. Though not the best deal.

    Ninin
    http://www.ninonatividad.com

  13. Pepe Maglutac says:

    I don’t get it….

    Why does apple (and many other companies) have to lock themselves in with specific providers? Don’t they realize how much they could increase sales by allowing people the freedom to choose their providers?

    Idiots <_<

  14. Wait for the 3GS…. or next year.. you will always have a new and faster iPhones!

  15. Ardz says:

    I don’t know with you guys, but I’d rather get a non-Apple product. Last week, I just got a free Samsung Omnia on Plan 1800 with a 2-year contract. This is what I can call a steal.

  16. iMadrid says:

    @Pepe Maglutac

    Blame it on the way Mobile Phone Industry operates.

    Apple and the rest of the phone makers partner with Carrier providers with exclusive products to:

    * Steal existing subscribers from another Carrier.
    Ex: You can only get the iPhone from ATT in the US. Globe in the PH.

    Exclusive Sim-Locked Phones are usually sold at Discount or given FREE by the Carrier.

    * A 1, 2 or 3 year lock-in period means. The Free or discounted phone can easily be recouped while the customer is locked-in the plan. Thats why there are pre-termination fees. If decide to leave before your contract is up. You pay the carrier the subsidized cost.

    * Its more expensive to attract new customers. Its cheaper to keep your current customers with a Free phone.

    * An exclusive phone can ensure the customer are less likely to leave. If they cant get the iPhone from another carrier.

    If there was NO carrier subsidies. An unlocked min. cost of a smartphone is $500 or more. You could buy an expensive netbook or laptop for that. So how many units can they actually sell if its not sold on a discount? Not many for sure. Unless its as attractive as the iPhone. Which Apple refuses to sell unlocked in most countries.

  17. braindead says:

    i wish they’d update their website. the contents are so 2000 and late.

  18. Joshua from paranaque says:

    How i wish na sa smart nalang or sun ang iPhone :(( ANYONE OTHER THAN GLOOOOOBBBBEEE!!!

  19. Joshua from paranaque says:

    How i wish na sa smart nalang or sun ang iPhone :(( ANYONE OTHER THAN GLOOOOOBBBBEEE!!!

    amf 36 months! iPhone 4th generation na un!

  20. Henry says:

    This is free… awesome with that plan. If you can’t afford it then don’t go for the plan.

  21. a friggin anon says:

    bullshit, 3 yrs, there’ll be like 2 or 3 newer iphones by that time period. then globe’ll be bragging “were the best service provider in the ph” just because many people wasted thousands of bucks on them to get the free phone…. no heart, pure marketing… just like their shitty-ass broadband

  22. damz says:

    i got my iphone in bell network for 3yrs plan and $65 a mnth and not that bad u knw..

  23. It is extremely useful for me. Massive thumbs up for this blog post!

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