Globe iPhone 3G Post-Paid Plans Unveiled?

Updates:

Got an email tipping us of the possible Globe Telecom Post-Paid Plans for the new iPhone 3G coming this September in the Philippines. These postpaid plans are not final and may change but more or less close to what you’ll expect when it comes out.

The starting price of $199 for the 8GB iPhone 3G model will come in a 2-year lock-in period with Globe Telecom. Here are the supposedly postpaid plans for new Globe subscribers:

G-Max 3500 iPhone 3G
Initial Fee: Php9,995
Monthly Fee: Php3,500
Free Text: 650
Free Calls: 750 mins.
Globe to Globe: Php3.50/minute
Globe to Non-Globe: Php4.50/minute
Excess SMS Rates: Php0.50/text

Globe Platinum 5000 iPhone 3G
Initial Fee: FREE
Monthly Fee: Php5,000
Free Text: 650
Free Calls: 1,100 mins.
Globe to Globe: Php3.50/minute
Globe to Non-Globe: Php4.50/minute
Excess SMS Rates: Php0.50/text

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Optional: Additional Php2,000/month for Unlimited 3G Plans (Globe Visibility). Plans have 2-year lock-in period with Globe.

PrePaid Plans have not been finalized yet (due to Forex rates) but it will be in the range of Php20,000 to Php25,000.

Note that these plans have not been verified but based on the existing mobile subscriptions currently offered by Globe, they seem to fit and make sense. The discounted 3G Globe Visibility plans is supposed to be the sweet deal.

Apple may not be making profits out of the 50% cut on the iPhone 3G but they may be getting some revenue-sharing from post-paid plans from the telco. That’s the only logical reason why Apple was able to reduce the one-off price down to $199.

Update: In the US, people may get the new iPhone 3G for $199 + $39.99 * 24 months from AT&T for a total of $1,158.76 after 2 years.

Update 2: Unlocked iPhone 1.0 sells for Php29,500 in the black market.

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

63 Responses

  1. dvlad says:

    helo? where can i buy iphone? i dont want to have it through globe plan for it seems too expensive..thank

  2. vladimeer09 says:

    helo..im planning to buy iphone this december…i dont wantthe globe plan. it seems so expensive..can anyone tel me where can i buy one? the nearest city in my place is CEBU. its not available in tacloban

  3. Andrea Amparo says:

    I have been a LOYAL subscriber of Globe for more than 10 years now. It just sucks to know that their quality of their service to their consumers has rapidly been getting worse.

    And their customer loyalty department? It seems like their goal is to have people transfer their lines to their competitors. Kung hindi pa ako magagalit, hindi pa tatawag Customer Service nila.

    Hindi makatarungan na itong iPhone eh paghihintayin nila subscriber nila. Ang nakakatawa pa, iba iba sinasabi ng Customer Service reps. So funny, it seems like they don’t know what they’re talking about.

    Malas, at napunta ang iPhone sa Globe. Sana sa Smart na lang.

  4. Michael Jackson says:

    Daming reklamo! POOR!

  5. dodong says:

    ampupung globe ayaw nila activate ung iphone 3g 16g ko na i bought in US sabi nila di daw nila alam i configure kasi di galing sakanila ung iphone…wtf….

  6. kyla orlina says:

    im soooooo stupid, i have to pay 120,000 pesos
    for my iphone while it costs only 300 dallars in the us. ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  7. crissy says:

    Hi! We are planning to buy one by end of this year. Globe IPhone plans sound quite expensive. Where is the best place to get the best deal on IPhone? Thanks for any help. :)

  8. acee says:

    hEi guys.,.
    i already checked it in globe.,
    anD thAt prepaid iphone 3g costs 37 599 for 4g,,
    and 43k plus in 18 gig..
    harhar… quite expensivE..

  9. siren says:

    You can get the new iphone 3g without a contract!!! This is where I got mine:

    http://www.xpango.com?ref=91473182

  10. martin says:

    interesting exchange here. i for one personally think that globe’s iphone pricing is still way too much. globe could have really maximized this to steal market share but instead, i’m quite certain they’ll get so much negative press from this. one can’t compare the price to other countries by just applying the forex — a P70 mcdo value meal here is P250 there. sigh. this is a monumentally big marketing mistake on pricing that globe will surely pay for.

  11. GLOBESUCKS says:

    BAN GLOBE FOR THIS STUPID RIPOFF PRICING !!!! WHAT DO THEY THINK ??? WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO CONVERT FROM DOLLARS TO PESOS. HEY STUPID ASS GLOBE MARKETEERS WE WILL JUST BUY FROM THE BLACK MARKET UNTIL YOU ADJUST IT DOWN YOU GREEDY SCUM.

    SUBSCRIPTION MODEL PRICING MY ASS. 42K FOR THE PREPAID. YOU ALL DESERVE TO GO TO HELL

  12. jaike says:

    Why not get a jailbroken iphone? Thats what I have and I dont have any problems with it whatsoever and you can use any sim. A jailbroken iphone actually has advantages, especially being able to use the Installer.app and download free apps directly from the Internet. With the one Globe is releasing, you’ll only be able to download from the Apple Store and thats $$$. Mine doesn’t have 3G but i don’t mind because I’ve Wifi both at home and work. The only issue I guess is warranty, you just need to make sure you take very good care of it.

  13. alexz says:

    iphone 8gb 3g – 41k, 16gb will be 48k those are the prices for prepaid iphone… and its official..

  14. andrew says:

    ang mahal naman. i think not many will avail the plan since 3500 will be too much. 3500 is in the range of business people and the iphone are supposed to be for kids/yuppies since its more inclined to multimedia/music? right? if it goes to the level of 1800 and the downpayment is at 9,000 then the lock-in period is at 36 months… i’d get the plan.

  15. Bean says:

    Those who are complaining that the price is not exactlu $199 & $299, obviously you did not read the other comments explaining how the iPhone is sold in the U.S. Baka gusto niyong magbasa bago mabahala.

    The plans Globe is packaging are really directed towards business users. I’m a yuppy, and I can consume anywhere from 3k to 5k a month on phone calls only, most of them long-distance. I also have a separate Globe Visibility data plan which I used on a datacard on my laptop. BUT really, if you’re that busy you’d want something that’s not so multi-media oriented. I’d want a QWERTY keypad for non-stop emails & SMS plus editing documents on MS Office applications. Heck, if I were getting a Globe Platinum Plan, better na kumuha na lang ng Nokia E71 or a Samsung SGH-i780. THOSE are business phones.

    Sablay talaga… The people who can afford that phone would rather WORK than watch YouTube or listen to music. Its strength is multimedia and the business functions are weak. Pang-bagets yan eh.

    I expect Globe to lower the plans… Magdasal kayo na ibaba nila yan sa Plan 1800 or 2500 man lang.

  16. joseph says:

    GLOBE Sucks! they really take advantage of the launching of new iPhone 3g by apple.

  17. aronski says:

    kung di nyo kaya bilhin wag kayo magreklamo. its that simple. sa us mas mahal nga eh. at&t will sell iphone 3g PREpaid units for $599 (8gb) and $699 (16gb).

  18. Jedd says:

    All I’m hoping for is that Globe makes the iPhone 3G available for people who don’t yammer on the phone for long periods. Plan free 25,000 to 30,000 is fair enough but don’t force everyone into these ‘business’ plans. The iPhone isn’t exclusively a business phone after all. There are the apps, wifi, and ipod, etc. Even if we could afford the 3,500 monthlies, what if we don’t need and consume 750 mins and 600 sms? Heck, I think I talk too much on the phone yet I still don’t consume THAT much. If Globe wants to get us iPhone fans into plans, offer a wider range of deals.

    And for the love of God, an additional 2,000 for 3G/data?! HAHA&%@#$!.

    You know what, Mac/iPhone fans are a really gutsy bunch. Could we make enough noise, should the Globe plans be too restrictive, unfair? Just like what the Canadians did to Rogers carrier?

  19. tony says:

    akala ko ba “affordable” ang 3g iphone?? WTFH????

  20. amfness! says:

    asa naman! sa plan 1200 free na ang mga cellphones na me original price na 15000! tapos yang plan 3500 meron pang idadagdag na 9k! unfair! mag sama kayo ni gloria. potah

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