The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to debut in the Philippines on April 11, and right on cue, both Globe Telecom and Smart Communications have announced their respective postpaid plans for the Korean company's flagship phone.
The good news: Neither carrier is charging a lot more for the better-specc'd sequel that now includes a built-in heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is free under Smart's Unli Surf Plan 999 with P800 monthly payout for 24 months and Unli Surf Plan 2000 with no monthly cash out. Subscriptions from Globe are slightly more expensive compared to last year's subscriptions, but allow for more flexibility. The telco's postpaid packages also include free access to Facebook until April 25.
Interestingly, you can get the Galaxy S5 from either carrier for P1,799 a month. Globe's postpaid plan includes 25 minutes of calls, 500 text messages to all networks, and 5GB of 3G/LTE data, and Smart's offer includes 9 minutes of calls, 99 SMS, and unlimited 3G/LTE data.
Here's a chart of Globe's on-contract pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is also available on Globe's Platinum Plan bundles, as posted on this microsite.
Smart's data plans are listed below.
Note that both telcos offer interest-free installment payments via major credit cards.
So, are you getting a Samsung Galaxy S5? From which network? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.