Alin ba mas lesser cost to acquire an Iphone 6s:
Magkaroon ng locked Iphone 6s via postpaid plan pero nakatali ka for 24 months sa Globe or Smart
Bili ka ng brand new na Iphone 6s na openline then prepaid ka na lang
Hmm.. Let's try to see this one. I'm going to use an iPhone 6s 64GB as an example (the 16GB just doesn't make sense anymore). You can try to change the unit but you have to recompute them. :D
The prepaid kit of an iPhone 6s 64GB costs Php43,990 for card price. I'm assuming you're going to get this via installment.
For postpaid, I'll start with Plan 999 as the base plan.
Under Smart iPhone Plan 999
The monthly cost is Php999 x 24 months = Php23,976 + Php27,600 cash-out = Php51,576
Texts: 100 All-net
Calls: 40 All-net
Internet: 3.5 GB
Under Globe MYLIFESTYLE PLAN 999
The monthly cost is Php999 x 24 months = Php23,976 + Php30,000 cash-out = Php53,976
499 Unli Call & Text to Globe/TM
Surf More 499 (5GB Data Allowance)
FREE 24 months Instagram
FREE 24 months Facebook
FREE 24 months Viber
FREE 3 months Spotify Premium
FREE 3 months HOOQ
FREE 3 months Game Pack
FREE 1GB Globe Cloud
FREE 1 month Gadget Care
Prepaid Kit = Php43,990
Smart Plan 999 = Php51,576
Globe Plan 999 = Php53,976
Clearly the prepaid kit is the cheapest BUT it doesn't include any sms/calls/internet add-ons. That's Php7,586
savings from the cheapest plan currently available. Now the question is, how much do you spend for texts/calls/internet monthly? If we divide the Php7,586 savings to 24 months, that's Php316.08/month. Do you spend that much in a month for your communication needs? If you spend above that, you're better off getting the Smart iPhone Plan 999 BUT be wary of limited add-ons. The Globe MYLIFESTYLE PLAN is tempting also since it is already unlimited in texts/calls to Globe/TM AND higher internet allocation (5GB compared to 3.5GB of Smart).
In the end, it really boils down to how much you're willing to spend and how you use your device. If your contacts are comprised mostly of Globe subscribers, highly recommended ang Globe.
For postpaid, you're tied for 24 months. The hassle of talking to CSRs included (following up on your application, disputes, reversals, etc.). For prepaid, well, it's prepaid. It's also worth considering IF you have cash available. By the way, if you have cash on hand, you can get the device for 10% off for some store. That's another savings on your part. But if you consider the cost of money, that's another thing. :)
Choose wisely. :D
-- edited by ronnel0918 on Nov 19 2015, 08:01 PM