Globe, Smart unveil Samsung Galaxy S5 postpaid plans

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 21 2014 06:45 PM | Updated as of Mar 22 2014 02:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Telecommunication firms Globe Telecom and Smart Communications Inc. have unveiled postpaid plan offerings for the Samsung Galaxy S5, ahead of its nationwide release on April 11.

Globe postpaid subscribers can avail of the Galaxy S5 at Plan 999 with P700 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period for as low as P1,699 monthly.

Globe customers will receive 5GB worth of consumable mobile internet surfing monthly as well as free calls and texts to all networks with the postpaid plan bundle.

The Galaxy S5 is also available to Globe users for as low as P1,799 monthly at Plan 1299 with P500 monthly cashout for a 24-month contract period, complete with 5GB monthly consumable mobile surfing plus 25 minutes of calls and 500 texts to all networks.

Customers of this plan also get one-month free Gadget Care and free access to Facebook until April 25.

Globe customers will be allowed to buy apps from the Samsung App Store and do in-app purchases, where amount will be charged to bill for postpaid customers and will be deducted from the prepaid load of prepaid customers.

Smart users, on the other hand, can get the Galaxy S5 for free with the UnliSurf Plan 2000, which comes with unlimited mobile LTE surfing, 150 minutes of calls and 200 of texts to all networks under a 30-month contract.

The Galaxy S5 can also be availed for P1,799 a month under Smart’s UnliSurf Plan 999, with P800 monthly handset cash-out for 24 months, complete with unlimited surfing for one month plus calls and texts.

Smart is also offering deals to subscribers who pre-registered and subscribed to a Galaxy S5 plan, including free one-month unlimited music streaming plus a SPINNR VIP subscription and a chance to win one of 10 Samsung Galaxy Gear devices to be raffled off on April 11.

The first 200 Smart users who will subscribe to a Samsung Galaxy S5 plan on the first day of availability will also be entitled to Smart Gadget Shield, a one-year free handset insurance which covers repair and replacement of the device in case of accidental damage or loss due to theft or robbery.

Smart has also launched its Infinity program, which provides free devices, including a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV, depending on the plan.

Among the features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 are a 5.1-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel camera with HDR (Rich tone), selective focus and virtual tour shot, fingerprint sensor, and an S Health and Heart Rate sensor.

The Galaxy S5 is IP67-certified dust and water resistant, has a 2.5 GHz quad-core application processor, runs on LTE Category 4, has a 2800 mAh battery with 21 hours of talk time, and has an internal user memory of 16GB and a card slot microSD of up to 128GB.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 last February.