Globe offers iPhone 4S Trade-in for iPhone 4, 3GS & 3G

Globe offers iPhone 4S Trade-in for iPhone 4, 3GS & 3G

In a bold move to retain old subscribers, Globe Telecom has announced a trade-in offer for all iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners who got their handset from Globe before (whether prepaid or postpaid).

Details of the trade-in promo will be available in specified Globe Stores (they’ll have one in Bonifacio High Street) starting tomorrow, December 16, 2011.

The trade-in price hasn’t been revealed yet but could be done on a case-to-case basis, depending on the condition of the old iPhone.

Globe has set up a trade-in scheme for existing iPhone users who want to upgrade their Apple devices for the ultimate experience. Users of Globe-issued iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 in good working condition can trade-in their units at a specified trade-in value, which may be applied and treated as a discount for qualified purchases or availments of iPhone 4S at designated Globe stores and launch venues on December 16, 2011. The scheme applies for all existing prepaid and postpaid subscribers of Globe.

Aside from the trade-in, Globe subscribers can also get a voucher which will entitle them to a 20% discount when they purchase an original iPhone 4 case. The price slash is available until December 31.

Globe prides itself with high-profile subscribers and even presented no other than the President of the Republic of the Philippines the first Globe iPhone 4S in the country.


Taking part in this phenomenon is Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III himself, who was the first subscriber to receive his iPhone 4S from Globe as part of his loyalty reward. PNoy, a long-time Globe subscriber since his days as Representative of the 2nd District of Tarlac, renewed his Globe subscription for another two years.

Another exclusive freebie for Globe subscribers availing of the iPhone 4S are free mobile applications for the ultimate smartphone experience. By getting their iPhone 4S from Globe, subscribers can enjoy games, social networking, lifestyle, entertainment and sports apps all for free by simply texting REWARDS APP to 4438. An exclusive app for Globe subscribers using the iPhone 4S who want to check their balance is also available for free. Through this app, users can subscribe to a wide array of text, call and mobile browsing promos with a simple touch on the screen. Just text IPHONE to 2222 for free to download the app.

If you’re still on a contract with Globe but wanted to go for the iPhone 4S, this offer is an interesting opportunity.

Updated: Here’s the discount prices for trading in your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G.

Php15,000 for a 32GB iPhone 4
Php10,000 for a 16GB iPhone 4
Php5,000 for an iPhone 3GS
Php3,000 for an iPhone 3G

Discount will be given towards the prepaid kit of a new iPhone 4S. Trade-in promo is until 10PM tonight only.

If you are on a postpaid plan, there’s an option to upgrade to a higher plan to get the iPhone 4S.

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

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63 Responses

  1. Garyboi says:

    This is great! I’ve been waiting for this one from Globe. I’m gonna get one! :)

  2. amiel de ocampo says:


    where in bonifacio high street?

  3. Garyboi says:

    According to @talk2globe:

    Exclusive trade-in of older version of iPhones like iPhone 3G/3GS/4 will be offered on the launch on December 16, at the Globe Tent, High Street South Block, The Fort; Bahia Ballroom, Hotel Intercon; Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu and selected stores in Metro Manila.


    This is a 1-day event only offer.



    No scratches, dents, cracks in the screen and the SIM tray

    The sleep/wake/home button should be functional

    Volume Up and Down if functional

    Ring/Silent switch if working




    5. WORKING ACCESSORIES SHOULD BE INCLUDED (Charger/USB Cable/Box, earphones)


    • If you trade-in my old iPhone, you may get the new iPhone 4S for free or depending on the cash-out amount of the plan you have selected.

    * The amount for the trade-in iPhones will be announced in the event.

    • You need to bring the unit, box, USB cable, the USB cord and the charger. No need to surrender the earphones.

    • If your accessories are incomplete, we will still accept it as trade-in. But, there will be a deduction of P500 per accessory in the trade-in amount.

    • You can still avail of the trade-in offer even if you don’t have the official receipt anymore.

    • Only Globe issued iPhones will be accepted.

    • If you got my iPhone 3G/3GS/4 as recontracting/loyalty, you can trade it even if your phone is still under lock-up as long as the person trading in the old phone is the owner of the line.

  4. Andre says:

    can i trade in sa smart or get a cheaper plan..

  5. coachjojoc says:

    Now that you’ve got competition on your hands, your loyal clients are suddenly valued customers and not schmucks after all…ehh, Mr. Ernest Cu?

    Yeah, these same LOYAL clients who were told they had to apply for a new line in order to get an iPhone 4.

    Starting Dec. 16, iba na ang mundo (globe), Mr. Cu..iba na.

  6. Name: Jbl says:

    Hi sir yuga. I think wrong information toh. I was excited when i read your post. Then i called the globe hotline. The agent named Peter said that we must be out of contract or have finished the lock in period before we can trade in or swap our old iphones to the new iphone 4s

  7. galaxy s2 says:

    Sows. I’d rather buy a Galaxy Note rather than this piece of shit. Android FTW!!

    • coachjojoc says:

      That’s what I gifted my wife last Monday.
      Super cool.

    • boifan21 says:

      Samsung low end feel (plastic) = Android = Generic OS = Cherry Mobile using Android low end feel (plastic)

    • Mike says:

      Samsung is 1 – 2 years ahead of Apple in Technology right now. They already overtook Apple in total smartphone sales & soon they’re going to overtake Nokia in overall cellphone sales.

    • galaxy s2 says:


      Pare, kung gusto mo ng premium feel, bat di ka na lang kaya bumili ng aluminum foil at lagay mo sa kamay mo para lahat ng hawakan mo eh may “Premium Feel”. lols

    • coachjojoc says:

      I got a kick out of my wife’s comment as she opened the box containing the Samsung Note: “Kaya pala dinedemanda ng Apple ang Samsung…pati box ginaya!”

    • galaxy noob says:

      to galaxy 2. baka wala ka lang pera pambili. notepad na lang bilhin mo.
      to mike. malamang mas marami units ang samsung. daming low end “smart” phone. parang cherry mobile lang nga rin.

    • Galaxyscks says:

      Yuck samsung! Wala kme pakelam sa opinion mo assh0le

    • Mike says:

      Technological advancement shifted to Asia. Leading the way, the “Asian Trio” China, Japan & South Korea + Taiwan dominating the Global consumer electronics exports that’s why Europe & America are in financial crisis right now. Samsung vs Apple (Asian vs American) Samsung ftw!

  8. francis79 says:

    pls confirm if puede mag tradein plus cash kahit na on contract pa sa globe? feedback please para d masayang ang punta ko sa globe center

  9. MyMaria says:

    Why one day event only? and in selected stores lang? UNFAIIIIIIIIIR! What about us who are geographically challenged? BOOOOOOOO!

  10. Wpkfol says:

    Enjoying my iPhone 4s from globe :)

  11. xinyuiyin says:

    bias tong yugatech, siguro employee ng globe tong bobong yuga na to. haha smart iphone 4s cheaper and better. :P

    • rss says:

      watch your words xinyuiyin, look out for the word “constructive criticism”

    • don says:

      squatter alert

    • Dark says:

      Ayun o may isang halimaw di naturuan ng mabuting asal ng magulang. malamang pagnagkaanak to ganun din ugali tsk tsk

    • Jean says:

      Those saying bobo are usually the real bobo. Obviously, this ‘xinyuiyin’ doesn’t have any idea about the Philippine tech blogosphere. Maybe you have any idea about what a TV is? Try watching some Christmas segments of ANC, especially about gadgets. There you’ll see who you call “bobong Yuga” is.

      Oh sometimes I hate to be a Filipino. Crab mentalities like xinyuiyin’s, soo ashamed.

    • Konting lamig kasi hindi nya alam ang kanyang mga sinasabi.

    • robon says:

      @mattscradle, bangasin ko kya tong xinyuiyin na to para malaman nya ang kanyang sinasabi.

    • breeding says:

      poor breeding yang si xinyuiyin
      malamang may pinag aralan pero mali ang napag aralan
      anay ng lipunan

  12. Galaxy S2 says:

    Aluminum Piece of Trash = iPHONE = iJUNK

    Globe + Smart + Selling iPhone = EPIC FAIL!!!

    Enjoy your iJunkies!

    • Yuckgalaxys2 says:

      Bitter ka kc kaht kelanhindi inabangan ng media ang launching ng android o ng cheap samsung! Kht free sa plan 299 yan d ako kukuha nyan.

      Enjoy your s2 sh!tface

    • gs2 is for gays says:

      troll dre ?? wala kang kwenta pakamatay ka na wala ka lng pambili ng iPhone at Android is a stolen product from iOS.then shutup loser

    • blackdahlia018 says:

      ganyan tlga yang si Galaxy S2 inutil yan ee.

  13. ran says:

    someone i know already asked. ONLY around 5k value for 3gs. so not worth it.

  14. Andre says:

    Tradein is Discount on IPhone 4S Prepaid kit only
    15k discount for IPhone 4 32GB
    10k discount for IPhone 4 16GB
    PHP500 penalty for every missing accessory.
    If you are in contract, you can only upgrade your contract. so not worth it, might as well get a new phone if you are upgrading plans

  15. Calvin says:

    1-day event lang late pa nasabi ng Globe. pero marami pa rin pumunta lalo na mga platinum subscribers.

    Got the postpaid and prepaid plans here Abe:

    mas mahal prepaid nya kesa Smart.

  16. TriadWarfare says:

    I would advise anyone NOT to buy the iPhone 4S as it has a recurring battery issue that it will only last for half a day even if it is on standby.

    My cousin who works in Singapore has that issue and even if she update it, the issue still persists and she regrets for buying this piece of crap.

    I doubt the Philippine version of this phone will fix the issue. Anyway, stress test the phone for one day if that issue persists on your 4S, either demand for an immediate replacement or go back to your old iPhone. If the standby battery life is shorter than the iPhone 4, something’s wrong with your phone.

    @boifan21 You’re nothing but a fanboy and you have no place in this world. Stop insulting Android phones as if your referring to Android as cheap knockoffs. There’s a lot of things my entry level Android phone can do that the iPhone cannot do, but this is not the place to start a flame war. I suggest you shut up and keep your biased opinion to yourself

    • jeimuzu says:

      yes you’re right. it’s very disappointing. that’s why i disposed it right away. i would rather buy samsung galaxy nexus.

  17. keibiem5 says:

    My friend went to Globe store in Trinoma a while ago. She was told that you could get an iPhone 4s via trade-in with Php 15,000 discount from the prepaid kit’s SRP.

  18. fedxing says:

    my year old iphone4 + ~19K = iphone4s??? LOL! i don’t think ‘s’ is worth that much!

  19. Mac says:

    I went there and the lady said that if I want to trade my iphone 4 which still has a lockup period of 1 year, I need to upgrade my plan to 5k. She recommended getting a prepaid kit instead and deduct the 15k from my old phone. The other alternative she recommended is to get a new line at mas mura pa daw… kalokohan ng Globe talaga! sheez… btw, they don’t have stock of 64GB of iphone 4s already

  20. coachjojoc says:

    29 fu__kin’ big ones?

    No, Mr. Cu…you haven’t changed at all. You still think we’re idiots.

  21. nexusboy says:

    i just got my white iphone 4 16Gb around 6 months ago for about 30 thousand pesos and they value it today for a measly 10 thousand pesos? ganun pala ang resale value pag apple? super baba naman. so not worth it to upgrade to 4S.

  22. Marcdown999 says:

    Selling iPhone 4s for only 37.5k. text me 09151080295

  23. leemar says:

    if you hAVE iphone 4, no need to upgrade to 4s kasi di naman noticeable ang difference, speed yes, but the the iphone 4 is not slow, its fast actually, 4s just faster, 5mp camera is ok too, 8mp is better nga lang, pero if you have dedicated camera naman, that would be fine,

    siguro kung naka 3gs ka , upgrade to 4s kasi makikita mo talaga ang lake ng agwat ng pagkakaiba, pero kung from iphone 4 to 4s, waste of many many many money…

  24. perci intalan says:

    Ano ba tong mga Pinoy tech blogs na to puro iPhone articles, wala na bang iba? So overrated tong phone na to, mga barista lang naman gumagamit nyan or mga oldies, or mga mayayabang!!!

    • @###$# says:

      Alam mo yung newspaper? Doon kapag yung mga latest na balita sa first page nilalagay.

      Ganun din sa blogs, dahil kahapon nirelease ang iPhone 4S sa Pilipinas malamang ang mga Pinoy tech blogs puro yun ang pangunahing laman for the week. Kapag nagrelease naman ang Nokia, yun naman ang papalit sa headlines.

      And those Apple products, yes I’ll agree sooo overrated and EXPENSIVE. I can’t find the reason to have one, redundant na mga gadgets sa bahay kung magdagdag pako ng Apple products. Lalo na kung may mas affordable choice around.

    • iphone hater says:

      Kaso look, 4 or 5 consecutive posts ata all about this ifuck thing, it’s getting on my nerves!

    • Epstein says:

      @iphone hater

      someone forcing you to read the posts?

    • luci says:

      Please don’t be a bitter if you can’t afford one.

  25. tbor says:

    what is iPhone? lol. not worth upgrade from ip4… just my 2 cents on this phone. madami parin mas ok na dual core and quad core(coming 2012) out there with better specs.

  26. Phillip says:

    To those who are interested in trading their iphone4 32GB to globe, I have a better offer for you… I will buy it for Php18,000 cold cash! Php3,000 higher than the globe offer! Iphone must be in good condition, not jailbroken with box. Please email me at [email protected] with your complete name and cellphone number… I will contact you!

  27. *IF their selling iPhone3gs

  28. Marj says:

    Have they released lowered iphone 4 prices already? Is cash out for 4 still higher than 4s for plan 1799 right now?

  29. Raffy says:

    I sold my iphone 4 16gb for 25k and bought iphone 4s 64gb for 40k sealed and locked to globe not a bad deal if i may say so.

  30. to raffy says:

    where did you sell your iphone 4 for 25?

  31. rA says:

    Ask ko lang po.kung pwede akong kumuha ng plan 1799 ng globe for ip4s na 32gb. student palang po ako. And i can pay the bills. Anu po ang requirements na kelangan kpg student palang? reply po. tnx!

  32. kevin says:


    I have the same situation as yours. But I did not hesistate to come to globe and they said that since you are still a student, you don’t have a work (unless you are a Working student) because you need a proof of billings and 2 valid IDs, If you know what I mean. :)

  33. Crepe says:

    i got my iphone 4s from globe and i’m a student. Ask mo nlng parents mo for help para walang problema and approve agad.

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