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HTC 7 Mozart Price, Plans on Smart Exclusive




The upcoming HTC 7 Mozart will be exclusive to Smart Comm. and we’ve got some updates on the pricing plans for the postpaid account.

New Postpaid Subscribers:
Plan 1500 – Php18,000
Plan 2000 – Php13,000
Plan 3000 – Php2,500
Plan 4000 – Free

Retention Plan

Plan 1500 – Php17,500
Plan 2000 – Php12,500
Plan 3000 – Php2,000
Plan 4000 – Free


These plans normally come with a 24-month contract.

Looks like there’s no prepaid kit plan if you want to get it that way. From the looks of the postpaid plans, it looks like the HTC Mozart is more expensive than a 16GB iPhone 4 (Plan 1799 + Php10.5k gets you an iPhone 4 while Plan 2000 + Php12.5k gets you an HTC Mozart).

Smart is doing roadshow today to demo and get pre-orders for the HTC Mozart. See earlier story here.



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

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83 Responses

  1. lawrence says:

    More expensive than IPhone 4?

    If I had the cash I’d go for the IPhone 4. Better screen and more applications available on their app store. More than that, the stature that comes with using one.

  2. Bruno says:

    ^
    Fanboi spotted.

    This is how definitely how a fanboi think.

  3. Suplado says:

    ahahahahaha!

  4. Slasher32 says:

    Stature that comes with it when using iphone4?….what stature would that be?

  5. Ceal says:

    EXLUSIVE???? Thanks for destroying my dream Smart. I hate you

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  6. Mike says:

    @yuga,

    I have read in an old post that you extended your iphone plan to 3 years so the cash-out was lower. Can this also be done with Smart? Thanks.

  7. sven says:

    leave him alone his point is he’d rather get the ip4 based on pricing bc he’s getting more bang for his buck, and by stature i think he just means the general feeling you get when you own a decent phone.

    this is one of the 5 win7 htc phones should be very interesting

  8. The Geek says:

    @Slasher32

    that’s fanboi stature my friend… LOL!!!

  9. baidu says:

    Stature that comes with it when using iphone4?
    pasosyal. kahit hulugan haha

  10. Adam says:

    lawrence’s comment wasn’t fanboi-ish. It’s called being practical, you morons.

  11. Slasher32 says:

    practical?.stature and practicality is not synonymous.=)

  12. lawrence says:

    I’m not a fan of IPhone, nor IOS for that matter.

    I have been using Windows Mobile devices since 2002. I have tried other platforms but I kept coming back to WinMo. Fan of WinMo? That, I’m guilty of. I have my reasons.

    But, WP7 is totally different from what I have been accustomed to. So, comparing the Mozart (WP7) and Iphone 4 (IOS4), especially when you consider the price, I’d go for IP4. As what others said, a bigger bang for your buck.

    at least IOS4 is on its fourth iteration. whereas, WP7 is new and definitely will have some bugs, not to mention its several limitation as an OS.

    I’m just reacting to the second-from-the-last paragraph of this blog post.

    Thanks @sven and @Adam. :)

  13. I think Smart is not doing this whole exclusive phone thing “Smart”-ly. Pardon the pun.

    iPhone 4’s and Galaxy S’s have been available as prepaid units locked to Globe and we all love the contract-less stuff.

    While Smart started with the Nokia N8 but the promotion was a sham. At least from what I can understand, you can sign up for a locked Smart unit, pay full price, and need to subscribe to an unlimited data plan? (There was no option for non-unlimited.)

    So if I have to pay full price, get a locked phone, and need to sign up for a painful contract, what stops me from just getting an unlocked, contract free phone from Nokia at the same price? Actually, why is the N8 even available unlocked? You need to make it carrier exclusive to make your crappy contracts work!

    Now we look into this whole Windows Phone 7 thing and its bad all over again. At least this time it looks like the phone is exclusive to Smart. (Of course, barring unlocked imports and the prolific unlocking business – but Smart’s advantage here is people who want their warranties.)

    But without prepaid units it might as well just be a joke. And the phone is competing with iPhone prices? Who’s even going to bother?

    Smart fails to capture the top end market yet again. I seriously don’t think they actually have people in their staff who use top end smartphones at this rate.

  14. peter says:

    I’d rather get an iphone 4, ( not for the stature)but because I just love to have that phone!!!

  15. nightcrawler says:

    ignore those idiots calling you fanbois because you are gunning for a better offer – idiots waiting for every frackin opportunity to use the word “fanboi” so to speak.

    just by the mere mention of any apple product makes you a fanboi to these cheapos who are evident haven’t laid hands on iphones or macbooks. and when i say laid hands i meant purchased a single apple product.

    one question to all of your morons calling people opting for iphones names. have you ever purchased an apple product in your entire life?! don’t give me the i-don’t-buy-job’s-crap or any crap for that matter because you all sounded crappy anyway. i mean seriously!

    FYI: i use Android Eclair and will upgrade soon to Froyo on a Motorola Milestone so shut the f**k up!

  16. Mr smart says:

    When you start thinking that this phone is better than iphone 4 i wanna know what ur smokin’. Just a bad pricing by smart.

  17. Mike says:

    Come on Smart & Microsoft, Philippines is more than 90% prepaid. WP7 is not even tried and tested. Not a good business strategy IMO.

  18. Hellarilla says:

    Interesting post and blog!

    Btw, I hate Al “Aldrich Alarilla”! He’s a hypocrite and a fucking douche bag!

  19. Hellarilla says:

    Al Alarilla he’s a student of UP

  20. jox says:

    waaahh. taas naman ng price neto

  21. Migo says:

    LOL fanboi. It’s the same thing with DSLRs today. The stature is all that matters. Them and their blurry pics.

    It’s that price point that makes WP7’s future here on the Philippines grim. Or maybe we have Windows fanbois also that will buy it for stature. LOL

    @lawrence, you made my week. Thank you very much.

  22. talakerang echoserah says:

    nakupohhhhh!!! here we go again nagtatalak na naman ang mga baklang lalaki dahil lang sa iP4 vs the rest for the cell brands haaays naprovoke na naman sila sinisira nyo ang pagbabasa ko ng matitinong comments mga walang breeeettthhinnnggg!!! echosss

  23. mr. bogus says:

    feeling talaga nila iphone4 ang pinaka magandang cellphone sa balat ng solar system!!!!

  24. slighmd says:

    so the mozart is officially coming to smart. pero paano yung sa windows marketplace? YOU CANNOT BUY PAID APPS WITH A LOCAL CREDIT CARD ( I have a metrobank credit card and HTC 7 Trophy). believe me, i tried more than 20x and it always says that the card cannot be authorized. I also tried a BDO debit card with the same results. And MS said that these new OS’s are only as good as their app stores.

  25. Lance says:

    @sligh

    Just like xbox live you won’t be able to buy using ph issued cc. I just hope with the introduction of WP7 ms ph should encourage Redmond to open up their marketplace here.

  26. lawreas says:

    Iphone and WinP7 shares the same (almost) limitations, as compared to other platforms..

    pero syempre, ahead na ang IOS kc marami na available apps..

    If I were given the option, I’ll always go for an android.. with that price, I can buy one with superior quality, specs, etc.

    but I don’t blame people if they choose Iphone with stature stuffs in mind.. that’s what make them satisfied.. sila naman ang nagbabayad eh, pera nila yon, so wag na magreact ung iba..

  27. grinmod says:

    the thing with iOS is, they are the game changer. they made everybody follow them. copy them. since iOS was introduced, this things happened the mobile phone space:

    -windows rebooted their mobile os
    -symbian, the number 1 os became irrelevant
    -palm used windows mobile os then made redesigns and rebooted their os and changed their hardware
    -palm was bought by HP a year after
    -nokia struggles and decided to create meego with intel. almost nobody likes nokia anymore. not even you people talk about symbian anymore
    -android was introduced
    -rim suddenly doubled(even tripled) their marketing strategy
    -ipad was introduced and now another trend follows

    this is not in successive order.

    android, on the other hand, is catching up and is doing very well. the biggest gripe i have with android is fragmentation. apps that work well with samsung galaxy s may not work well with htc desire.

  28. mr smart says:

    im not saying iphone 4 is the best phone, im just saying to price this phone equal to or more expensive than the iphone is pure bull! I checked this phone for 5 mins and it didnt impress. Id rather have the cherry superion. Mas dami pang apps. Mr bogus, halatang wala ka talagang alam sa mga mamahalin phones. Hintayin mo nalng pag low end phones na ang iboblog saka ka mag comment.

  29. Robin says:

    Am a Smart subscriber. I am a bit confused about the plans this phone is offered with. The old scheme used to Plan 500/800/1200/1800/2500/5000.
    Are the plans this phone is offered with data plans? I cannot seem to find details on the plans at the Smart Communications website.

  30. odeng says:

    Ok. Enough of IP4 and WP7. Sir Abe, when is the release of the NE7? This might change everything…again.

  31. odeng says:

    Sir Abe, I hope you’ll release your N8 review before end of this month. I’m planning to get one. Thanks

  32. DJ Alyaris says:

    If you’ve ever used a Zune, then Windows Phone 7 is for you. Simplicity is beauty. The Win7 format is very Zunish, and that is actually beautiful. They deviated from the old Windows Phone format, and I actually love this one. Goes will with an XBOX too. :)

  33. manny says:

    this is a new platform, so i cant really comment on it. but it will sure make the marketplace exciting to have several options. it will be nice to observe how the market will react after Q4’10 and Q1’2011.

  34. jologs says:

    Well said, Nightcrawler!

  35. Mr.A says:

    Nice. I’ll wait for the Samsung Focus.

  36. ceal89 says:

    @slighmd

    san ka po nakabili ng Trophy? Magkano po?

  37. nexusboy says:

    I think this phone is great until SMART took this exclusively. i mean, for the postpaid market in the PHL, SMART comes in poor third. way behind SUN and Globe.

  38. mr. bogus says:

    mr smart
    ^
    fanboi strikes again!!!!!
    eh di bumili ka ng sub-standard and low-quality na cherry phone!!!
    matibay pa nga 3210 dun ehh!!!!! namili ka na lang sablay pa.. sino ngayon tanga kaya sa atin ngayon??

    pasalamat kayo marami apps ang iphone4 kung hindi isa syang malaking flop!

    safari pa lang kulang kulang pa!! ano silbi ng web browser na kulang kulang!!!!..

    mukhang P.R. ka ata ng cherry di eepek yan kumag!!!

  39. peeyaj says:

    @mr. bogus

    Did Steve Jobs killed your dog? Did Apple tortured your pet cat? What’s your beef regarding Apple and it’s products.

    If you would go here brandishing your iHate in this thread, and you know, sir, it’s pathetic. If you want to join other iTrolls, you’re very much welcome in Engadget’s thread.

  40. mr. bogus says:

    engadget here i come!!!!

  41. jologs says:

    There are some people who are bitter because they simply can’t afford it. ;p

    Well anyway, as for the HTC7 Mozart, I think the price is too steep… I think I’ll pass!

  42. slighmd says:

    @lance yes but on xbox live,you can use paypal to buy apps which is how i get those games. i really hope they open up th marketplace here, or at least allow paypal or microsoft points to buy apps

  43. slighmd says:

    @ceal89
    sir i bought it off a friend, who bought it from abroad, unlocked. Pagnagboot nga yung phone, may tatak pa ng Vodaphone eh, yung red na parang comma

  44. grinmod says:

    @mr. bogus

    sama ng loob mo no? wala kang pambili ng high end na phone kaya tinitira mo na lang? ganyan talaga, defense mechanism lang panlaban jan.

    so kung walang apps ang iphone 4 isa syang malaking flop? hmnnnn teka –

    nagsimula ang iphone nun January 9, 2007, walang app yun. ilang ang bumili? 1,389,000 – sa US lang available at sa black market

    kailan lang ba na-introduce ang apps store? July 10, 2008 kasabay ng iphone 3G. ilan ang bumili ng iphone 3G? 11,625,000 konti pa lang ang apps noon.

    so based nga sa premise ng iyong argument, flop sana ang iphone 4, pero madami ngang apps kaya hindi sya flop. isn’t that the whole point? kaya ka bibili ng isang product is because of the support?

    alam ko malaking waste of time ang makipagtalo sa bobong tulad mo pero at least di ba, may natutunan ka? wag kang makikipagtalo dito at nausuhan ka lang ng word na FANBOI ay gusto mong gamitin minu-minuto. pati na yun iba diyan.

    wag kang masyadong magalala, android ang ginagamit ko, pero kasing mahal lang ng iPhone 3GS ang phone ko kaya wag ka ng sasagot ng kabobohan.

  45. manny says:

    it might be a good research/blog topic on why the phils have problems in getting approval and/or the use of phil credit card accounts for use in apps or online stores.

  46. Someboy says:

    Define fanboi!??? To each is own… Amp

  47. mpst says:

    Bad pricing! All new phones and plans in ph are badly priced! But at least i was able to buy my misus a 32g ip4, PREPAID! Ip4 is more useful with wifi, plus compared to where i am, im only paying 65$aud for a 32g ip4 and what is included in the plan is totally a bang for the buck! I once had an htc pda, it wasnt bad, the thing is, is it gonna be worth the try? If you want good apps for the ip4, anyone can get them for as low as 99c to 150$-based on what ive seen. Ip4 is my 1st apple phone, i was always stuck between nokia commun. and htc pda’s but so far the ip4 hasnt failed me yet. I hope this phone offers a good competition or if not now, in a years time. Btw yuga, i found this great product, im not sure if it is available in ph yet, im not sure if what im gonna type next is appropriate but you should take a look at otterbox products.

    – posted this in HTC HD7 page, this message is meant to be posted here =]

  48. daniel says:

    feeling ko mas maganda naman ung iphone kesa dyan sa WP7 na yan… sa iphone for sure may apps na at mas usable kesa sa WP7 pero sa tingin ko balang araw mas hightech ang apps at games sa WP7 kasi microsoft gumawa eh :D

  49. mr. bogus says:

    ganyan talaga pag kilala na :-) … magpasa nga kayo ng resume skin at ipapasok ko kayong tindero ng cellphone ng matuto kayo!

  50. grinmod says:

    mr. bogus

    tindero ako ng cellphone, online. o ano, hihirit ka pa? pucha mga hirit mo pang walang utak eh ano? o ano, gusto mo pa ng android at ios comparison na bobo ka o igoo-google mo na lang ng hindi ka mapahiya? BOBO!

  51. mr. bogus says:

    ^
    anak ng fanboi talaga!!!!! ohh wag kang iiyak… hahahahaha…

    hahahaha cge partida na!!! iphone4 ka na ako walkie talkie lang… atleast ako walang antennagate problems.. eh ikaw!!!

    anyway eto para sayo mahilig ka nman humalik sa pwet ni steve jobs eh!!!

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Steve-Jobs-action-figure-available-for-die-hard-Macheads_id14801

  52. grinmod says:

    mr. bogus

    nagbabasa ka ba o talagang bobo ka lang? motorola milestone user ako. android 2.1 ugrading to froyo anytime soon. talaga palang walang mahihita sa utak mong bobo ka. nausuhan ka lang ng word na fanboi gamit na gamit mo na. gago! o ano? hihirit ka pang tungak ka?

  53. grinmod says:

    mr. bogus

    o anong halik sa puwet ni steve jobs sa pagsuporta ko sa google android ha? talagang mahina ka lang sa reasoning, kung pwede mo lang iupgrade ang utak mo para makaintindi ka man lang na bobo ka.

    iphone 4 to walkie talkie mo, tapos eh ako? hahaha tanga! uulitin ko ha, baka di makadigest ng bagong information ang utak mo than the overused term “fanboi,” android 2.1 eclair user ako for 8 months now, so ano na ngayon ang ilalaban ko syo na iphone 4 na gago ka? look at things objectively at hindi trolling ka lang na tanga ka!

    iOS has almost 3 times the total amount of high quality apps than android. android apps are not growing at the same pace as iOS due to fragmentation. i still opted for android because i believe in google and the way they are overtaking the smartphone market, i think android is the future of mobile OS. o ano igoogle translate mo na lang kung di ka nakakaintindi ng english ha? BOBO!

  54. MPST says:

    Bad pricing! All new phones and plans in ph are badly priced! But at least I was able to buy my misus a 32g ip4, PREPAID for WTFng 44k! Ip4 is more useful with wifi, plus compared to where I am, I’m only paying 65$aud/month for a 32g ip4 and what is included in the plan is totally a bang for the buck! I once had an htc pda, it wasn’t bad, the thing is, is it gonna be worth the try? If you want good apps for the ip4, anyone can get them for as low as 99c to 150$-based on what I’ve seen. Ip4 is my 1st apple phone, I was always stuck between Nokia commun. and HTC pda’s but so far the ip4 hasn’t failed me yet. I hope this phone offers a good competition or if not now, in a years time. Btw yuga, I found this great product, I’m not sure if it is available in ph yet, I’m not sure if what I’m gonna type next is appropriate but you should take a look at otterbox products.

    Para po sa mga hinde nakakaalam, Apple stocks, shares and handset users increased drastically in the past few years and has already overshadowed android based phones and android subscribers in terms of IOS:Android user ratio. I’m not that type of guy that would buy something for the brand. Even though I’m using IOS4 I’ll never buy an Apple computer but will consider the Ipad if no competition stands formidable.

    If we remove all the extra-apps (I mean apps which are not from the phone manufacturer)from android and IOS phones, I’d still stay with the IOS4, although the phone will become a little bit stiff considering that it is mostly but not all, Microsoft incompatible, based on my experience I’m still yet to find a flaw in IOS4, security features are definitely solid plus top it up with MobileMe subscription, the FaceTime option which comes with the IOS4 is a big bonus and the awesome retina display.

    I still do hope that this phone or any android phone in the near-distant future could topple the IOS4.

    Thanks for viewing my OPINION.

    MPSTorr

  55. air-kobe says:

    mr. bogus, wala ka talagang alam. antenna-gate problems for iphone 4 does not apply in the phillipines. itry mo?! ay sorry i forgot. hindi ka pa pala nkakahawak ng ng iphone 4 kasi u cant afford one.

  56. mr. genuine says:

    I am sticking to proven and mature platforms such as Android and iOS.

  57. mr. bogus says:

    @rinmod: hahahaha pikon talo your such a good pet..!!!

    but nice to hear that your using android, keep it up!

    @air-kobe: di daw apektado.. baka kaw ang di makabili kaya di mo alam.. hihirit ka na lang sablay pa… eto panyo dumugo nguso mo nadapa ka kasi…

  58. mr. bogus says:

    @grinmod: hahahaha pikon talo your such a good pet..!!!

    but nice to hear that your using android, keep it up!

    @air-kobe: di daw apektado.. baka kaw ang di makabili kaya di mo alam.. hihirit ka na lang sablay pa… eto panyo dumugo nguso mo nadapa ka kasi…

  59. grinmod says:

    @mr. bogus

    but FYI, i also have a jailbroken iphone 4, not really mine but my gf’s and i get to tweak and screw it. not my gf, it’s the iphone. but i love her anyway, not the iphone, but my gf. finding cracked apps for iphone is as easy as finding cracked apps on android kaya tie sila dun, but still, mas magaganda ang apps ng iphone. alam ko dadating ang araw lahat ng apps sa iphone meron na din sa android.

    and to be honest, i love the apps better on iphone than on my milestone. i just love the built of my milestone not feeling too fragile. iphone, on the other hand, feels solid and pretty! haaaaay

  60. air-kobe says:

    mr. bogus, ang ganda naman ng mga phones mo siguro. better than iphone 4. yun ba yan yung may mga tv at dual sim?

  61. mr. bogus says:

    @air-kobe: di ka ba nagbabasa walkie talkie nga cp ko ehh… ganda ng signal.. no drops calls!!!

  62. mpst says:

    IOS 4.2 available. one big thing = me.com is free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. gadgetfreak says:

    Whoever’s in charge with this pricing is an idiot as this only pushes people to consider buying other smartphones from other carrier. While I’m not impressed with the pricing of Mozart, I really hope that other models will be offered at a more “affordable” price. Smart’s pricing is a little frustrating specially for those who have been waiting for WP7 to hit local shores.

    People who buy stuff just to achieve a certain “stature” is a retard. People who buys stuff base on his needs are wiser.

  64. gadgetfreak says:

    Whoever’s in charge with this pricing is an idiot as this only pushes people to consider buying other smartphones from other carrier. I really hope that other models will be offered at a more “affordable” price. Smart’s pricing is a little frustrating specially for those who have been waiting for WP7 to hit local shores.

    People who buy stuff just to achieve a certain “stature” is a retard. People who buys stuff based on his needs are wiser.

  65. Arvee says:

    IMO, Smart Gold is a mess. Don’t ever try to subscribe to their plan, I’m telling you. If you love this phone, better get a prepaid kit or buy from the gray market.

    Availing a postpaid plan on Smart will give you endless headaches and mountain piles of empty blisters pack of paracetamol.

  66. Manix says:

    @MPST

    you may want to recheck the “microsoft incompatibility” thing back there. as i’ve been able to work on mac and pc interchangeably along with MS Office and iWorks with no issues.

    if you loved iOS4, you will appreciate OSX too.

  67. Fuck Al Alarilla says:

    Nice post! Very cool!

  68. Robin Lim says:

    Php4000 a month and all you get is unlimited internet?

    You can get the 16GB iPhone 4 from Globe Telecommunications at Plan 3799, which gives you unlimited internet, with Php3,799 of consumable credits that you can use for calls and SMS.

    Hhhmmm…

  69. JM says:

    been using HTC HD7 (unlocked) for more than a week now with Globe sim. Binenta ko na iphone ko. hehe. In my opinion, WP7 is better than iphone. Sobrang responsive ng UI. I own an ipad, so halos hindi na nagagamit apps ng iphone.

  70. Robin says:

    “(Plan 1799 + Php10.5k gets you an iPhone 4 while Plan 2000 + Php12.5k gets you an HTC Mozart)”

    Smarts Plan 2000 has unlimited data, 150 minutes of fee calls and 200 text. Globe Plan 1799 is consumable with 5 freebies.

    Maybe a better comparison is Globe P1799 + P1,200 (unlimited internet) versus Smart Plan 3000 which has 300 minutes of calls and 240 free texts. At this plan the Mozart will only cost another P2500. The iPhone 10,800.

  71. Fuck Al Allarilla of U.P says:

    Nice! This is awesome. End i’m looking porward on these.

  72. leemar says:

    globe postpaid is the best!
    smart for prepaid only

  73. Robin says:

    “IMO, Smart Gold is a mess. Don’t ever try to subscribe to their plan, I’m telling you. If you love this phone, better get a prepaid kit or buy from the gray market.

    Availing a postpaid plan on Smart will give you endless headaches and mountain piles of empty blisters pack of paracetamol.”

    Smart Gold is fine. But the Smart Gold Unlimited Data Plans are a mess. I am not talking about the data cap. It is all the additional data charges over the unlimited data.

  74. Robin says:

    And yes, that is additional charges even if you do not exceed the data cap.

  75. Grammar Nazi says:

    @peeyaj
    “Did Steve Jobs killed your dog? Did Apple tortured your pet cat? What’s your beef regarding Apple and it’s products.”

    lol. it’s “kill”, and it’s “torture”.

    on post: yay for mozart! :D

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