iPhone 4 Philippines - Globe Plans Price Scheme Speculation Based on iPhone Historical Initial Release Pricing Details

Whether Pinoys like it or not and regardless of its antenna debacle, iPhone 4 is bound to be released in the Philippines and Globe Telecom will most likely be its official carrier (Given that the company had also officially carried iPhone 4's predecessors, iPhone 3G and 3GS).

Update as of September 21, 2010:
iPhone 4 is now officially available in the Philippines via Globe. For ACTUAL and OFFICIAL pricing scheme of Globe iPhone4, kindly click on the link.



So I guess it's but valid for Apple fans to speculate on the iPhone 4 pricing scheme that Globe will implement once the phone reaches our shores. What better way to do that than to first turn to the historical initial release pricing details of previous iPhones via various Globe plans for guidance.

Globe Initial Release Pricing Scheme for iPhone 3G, released in August 2008:

iPhone 3G Prepaid Kits
iPhone 3G 8GB - Php 41,899
iPhone 3G 16GB - Php 48,899


Globe Regular Postpaid Plans for iPhone 3G 8GB
Plan 1599 - Php 15,100
Plan 2199 - Php 12,600
Plan 3299 - Php 10,100
Plan 3999 - Php 2,500
Plan 4999 - Php Free

Globe Regular Postpaid Plans for iPhone 3G 16GB
Plan 1599 - Php 20,600
Plan 2199 - Php 18,100
Plan 3299 - Php 15,500
Plan 3999 - Php 8,000
Plan 4999 - Php 2,900

Globe Initial Release Pricing Scheme for iPhone 3GS, released in July 2009:

iPhone 3GS Prepaid Kits
iPhone 3GS 16GB – Php 38,850
iPhone 3GS 32GB – Php 42,250


Globe Regular Postpaid Plans for iPhone 3GS 16GB
Plan 500 – Php29,500
Plan 800 – Php25,350
Plan 1200 – Php23,100
Plan 1800 – Php19,050
Plan 2500 – Php11,850
Plan 3500 – Php3,950
Plan 5000 – Free
Plan 7000 – Free
Plan 10000 – Free

Globe Regular Postpaid Plans for iPhone 3GS 32GB
Plan 500 – Php35,100
Plan 800 – Php30,950
Plan 1200 – Php28,700
Plan 1800 – Php24,650
Plan 2500 – Php17,450
Plan 3500 – Php9,550
Plan 5000 – Php1,000
Plan 7000 – Free
Plan 10000 – Free

Well, what dya know? From 3G to 3GS, iPhone price actually went down - if a bit. (Check out Prepaid Kit pricing details of 3G vs. 3GS, Plan 4999 pricing of 3G vs. Plan 5000 pricing of 3GS.) This is despite the fact that 3GS' specs slay 3G's in every way.

I believe iPhone 4 will share almost similar pricing scheme as that of iPhone 3GS - if not a bit cheaper. But that's just me.

How about you? How much do you think iPhone 4 will cost when it gets released in the Philippines? Please leave your peg for Prepaid Kit pricing below. Thanks!

Learn more about iPhone 4 via its official introduction video, courtesy of Apple:



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5 comments:

  1. bakit sobrang mahal kapag binili mo iphone dito sa pinas???? compare the price from the U.S.
    ok lang sana dahil may mga taxes pang binabayaran sila kaya mahal.... ok din na bilhin ito sa mataas na presyo kung....... alam natin na ang bansa lang makikinabang sa mga taxes....
    sana wag masyadong swapang o ganid sa pera mga nasa gobyerno at pati narin mga business pips dyan!!! mangilabot kayo!!!!

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  2. Kung merong interesado magbenta ng mga cases o ano mang bagay na kailangan sa IPhone 4G o kaya 3G ipagpaalam lang po sa akin marami tayo dito nyan puro original ng Apple siguraduhin lang na email nyo ako sa ariel@mobilestarus.com

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  3. Mali pala sabi correction kung meron pala gusto bumili ng IPhone 4G accessories email nyo po ako marami po ako mga orihinal na accessory para sa phone na ito....ariel@mobilestarus.com

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  4. masyadong timawa ang globe kaya,,,,

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  5. FYI lang. May plan din ang iphone s us kaya work $199 lang sya don kasi with 2years contract yun.. and pag binili mo yung iphone without any contract or plan.. its around $600 so same lang din katulad ng offer ng dun ang offer dito. Alamin muna before complaining or blaming somebody.. Hindi naman pwedeng mas mura ang iphone 4 sa mga nokia phones.. analyze it!

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