How much does your Globe Postpaid Plan actually worth?


Ahhh the love-hate relationship between me and Globe continues. As much as I hate Globe when it comes to their signal strength, coverage and loyalty offers, believe it or not I genuinely love their postpaid plans. For me, it is one of the most transparent, “sulit”, and straightforward postpaid plans out there. I have been a globe subscriber for almost 8 years now and I have never encountered any problems on my postpaid plans when it comes to overcharging, missing statements, hidden charges and plan modification restrictions. (Thank goodness!)

Now, I get asked a lot by my friends on how can you stretch your postpaid plan to get the most out of it. The 2 most common questions I usually get are:

  1. Should I get a Plan 999 and just pay for the iPhone on Installment?
  2. What is the best freebie combination for my Plan 1,799?

I always answer this questions with a computation:

Question 1: Should I get a Plan 999 and just pay for the iPhone on Installment?
My Answer: NO! Here’s why.

Let us assume that you will get the MySuperplan 999 and you want a 16gb iPhone.

The gadget cash out is around P19,200 for an iPhone 16gb.

Monthly Payment for your plan (24 Months): P999.00
Monthly Payment for your Phone (24 Months 0%): 800.00
Total Monthly Payments: P1,799

Here’s what you get (may vary depending on the freebies that you choose):

  • A 16gb iPhone
  • Unlisurf (P999 Value)
  • 1 Freebie A (10 Minutes Globe Calls + 200 Free text to Globe &TM - P275 Value)
  • No Consumables for calls & text to other networks, NDD, IDD.

Total Plan Value: P1,274.00
Total Monthly Payments: P1,799
Difference: –P525
(You are actually getting less that what you paid for)

Let us compare this if you actually did get the Plan 1,799.

The gadget cash out is around P4,800 for an iPhone 16gb.

Monthly Payment for your plan (24 Months): P1,799.00
Monthly Payment for your Phone (24 Months 0%): 200.00
Total Monthly Payments: P1,999.00

Here’s what you get (may vary depending on the freebies that you choose):

  • A 16gb iPhone
  • Unlisurf (P999 Value)
  • 3 Freebie A (30 Minutes Globe Calls + 600 Free text to Globe &TM - P825 Value)
  • P800 Consumables (for calls & text to other networks, NDD, IDD)

Total Plan Value: P2,624.00
Total Monthly Payments: P1,999
Difference: P625.00
(You actually get P625 more that what you pay for just P200 pesos more per month if you got the Plan 999)

Ditch the Plan 999 and get the Plan 1,799 you will get more of your money’s worth!

Globe Postpaid Plans

Question 2: What is the best freebie combination for my Plan 1,799?
My Answer: It really depends on your current need. Since you can change your freebies monthly, it is advisable to tailor it according to your current need. In my case, I don’t need IDD since I don’t call abroad and I don’t need free surfing since I have unlisurf, the best freebie for me is the Free Calls and Text to Globe since 90% of my contacts are Globe Subscribers. If you have a partner, a secretary or a boss whom you call all the time then the my super one freebie may be the right one for you.. you can call his or her one globe mobile number – unlimited for free!

The Bottomline is, when choosing a plan, you should not just look at the face value but rather, always compute for the actual value that you will be getting out of it. At first, the prices may seem to be very reasonable and within your budget but at the end of the day you will end up paying more for additional stuff that is not included in the plan – worse, the stuff that you actually need are not included in the plan that you chose. Hidden and Surprise Charges Suck! So better do your math when choosing a plan since you may be stuck with the telco for a period of 24 months! It does not only saves you money but you also avoid a lot of future headaches. :)

Well, there you go… hope this helps!

Hanggang sa muli, Paalam!

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By: DENCIO
Originally Posted On: DENCIO.COM

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4 comments:

  1. That's why I availed the P1,799 plan rather than the P999. I'll be paying almost same but there are more freebies at P1,799. :D

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  2. But with their new best ever plan, no more freebies to choose from. Instead they offer boosters which will be billed on top of the monthly plan. :/

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  4. Payback time to those who hate Globe.

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    - Benefits: Kahit gamitin ng gamitin hindi ma-cut line mo at wala ng document na ipapasa.

    3. Reconnection - Php500
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    4. Plan Record Deletion (works with Broadband as well) - Php2000
    - Benefits: May existing line ka at gusto mo maputol ng wala kang record sa Globe.
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    Ask lang kayo ng gusto nyo ipagawa para sa quote..

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    NO NEED FOR PERSONAL DETAILS.. ACCOUNT NUMBER OR LINE NUMBER LANG ANG KAILANGAN..

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