Smart Postpaid Apple iPhone 8 Plans Monthly Total Payment Comparison

Great news for Apple fans in the Philippines who are planning to upgrade to the iPhone 8 via Smart Postpaid!

The country's largest mobile network has just disclosed its official iPhone Plans for 2017 and has likewise started taking pre-orders for bundled units through their consumer website.

iPhone Plan 1999 is the current Smart Postpaid hero offering for the Apple iPhone 8, which gives you the 64GB version of the handset plus reliable data and mobile services for a total of Php 2,699 per month (for 24 months) if you won't go beyond the inclusions. The iPhone 8 256GB is also available for Php 2,999 per month.


With this plan, you can enjoy 12GB of mobile data allocation per month, unlimited SMS to all networks, 70 minutes of calls to all networks, plus access to an app of your choice (choose among Youtube, Facebook, Viber, Waze, Instagram, or Viber).


The other plans that let you defer the payment for the unit include:

iPhone Plan 1499
with 9GB of Data Allocation, Unli All-Net SMS, 60 Minutes of All-Net Calls, App of Choice
Php 2,499 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 64GB
Php 2,899 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 256GB

iPhone Plan 2499
with 15GB of Data Allocation, Unli All-Net SMS, 80 Minutes of All-Net Calls, App of Choice
Php 2,999 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 64GB
Php 3,399 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 256GB

iPhone Plan 1499
with 18GB of Data Allocation, Unli All-Net SMS, 90 Minutes of All-Net Calls, App of Choice
Php 3,199 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 64GB
Php 3,599 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 256GB

*Smart Communications has just added discounted Php 4/minute calls to Smart and Talk N' Text to each plan.

Here's the Hero Plan breakdown just for comparison:

iPhone Plan 1999 - HERO
with 12GB of Data Allocation, Unli All-Net SMS, 70 Minutes of All-Net Calls, App of Choice
Php 2,699 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 64GB
Php 2,999 total monthly payment for 24 months for iPhone 8 256GB

As you can see 3GB of Data and 10 Minutes of calls separate each plan. It's up to you to decide whether the beefed up inclusions justify the additional amount (Php 200 in all cases apart from Plan 1999 to 2499, which is Php 300).

As a Smart Digital Ambassador and a Filipino mobile consumer, I'd say that these Smart iPhone 8 Plans are great because of the larger data allocation that lets you do more on your handset - be it for work or play. The all-net calls and texts should also come in handy for getting in touch with loved ones, workmates, or business contacts who don't have or don't often use social media and online messaging platforms. Finally, the one free app access lets you use your favorite application - Facebook, in my case - as much as you want and not worry that it will deplete the amount of data that comes bundled with your plan.


Featuring an all-new glass-metal-glass design, the water-resistant Apple iPhone 8 is equipped with a 4.7-inch Retina HD True Tone display, a 12 MegaPixel rear camera, 7 MegaPixel front-cam for selfies, 4K video recorder, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, stereo speaker system, and wireless charging support. Under the hood, the handset runs iOS 10 right of the box with the all-new Hexa-Core Apple A11 Bionic processor, which incorporates an industry-leading mobile graphics chip.

According to data gathered by OpenSignal from May to July 2017, Smart Communications offers the fastest mobile data speeds across the Philippines.

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