As highlighted in their pre-order page, their hero plan with iPhone X 64GB only costs PhP3,199 a month. The monthly recurring fee includes the monthly amortization of the phone of PhP1,700, and mobile network plan of PhP1,499.
Before we break down the benefits included in the plan, it is good to note that having all the fees considered, it seems that the total handset cost is just PhP40,800 (at 24 months amortization), as opposed to its SRP of PhP64,490. There is one caveat though – the latter SRP is unlocked, while the handset offered by Smart is locked to the their network. This should not be an issue if you’ve been loyal with Smart, or if you are switching from another network.
As for the mobile plan of PhP1,499, total payments you’ll spend after 24 months completion is PhP35,976. Add this to the PhP40,800 handset cost, and you spent a total of PhP76,776. This is far cheaper compared to the the rival network’s total 24-month plan cost including the handset amortization. With Smart’s hero plan configuration, your monthly fee (including the handset) is lower by PhP200 but a relatively inferior plan benefits. Check out a comparison based on our digging.
|iPhone X 64GB||Smart||Globe|
|CALL||60 min all-net||Unli calls to Globe and TM only / No all-net calls|
|SMS||Unli all-net SMS||Unli all-net SMS|
|VALUE ADDED SERVICES||Free monthly app that may be interchanged on a monthly basis / Free Spotify Premium for 3 months||Spotify 3 months / Netflix 6 months / Disney 6 months|
|INSURANCE||Gadget Shield for 1 month||Gadget Care|
|OTHER BENEFITS||Free Delivery||Free Delivery|
There are, of course, bonuses for those who will pre-order! Enjoy up to 15 percent discount on select iPhone X accessories at Power Mac. Signing up with Smart gives you up to 15 percent discount on select official iPhone X accessories, such as cases and screen protectors, at Power Mac Center. You can avail of this offer if you order from Smart from November 24 until December 31, 2017. And you can redeem your discount until March 1, 2018.
Those with approved pre-orders at the Smart Online Store or at select Smart Stores will get a FREE Belkin Wireless Charger.
What are your thoughts about this? Will you be getting the iPhone X?