Which Mobile Data Plan in the Philippines Should You Get?

Carlo Miguel Castañeda
Mobile Data Plan in the Philippines

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It’s always a huge issue whenever you need mobile data. There are going to be times when the network coverage isn’t great, or your data allocation runs out. The truth of “unlimited” internet being that it has a maximum data allocation, you might be wondering what data plan works for you.

If you don’t feel like tying yourself to a postpaid plan for long, there are a number of prepaid plans that work out well enough for shorter periods of time. If you’re looking for subscriptions that are both robust and inexpensive, here are the mobile data plans you can currently get in the Philippines.

Smart

smart giga plans

Smart has a variety of plans available that range from purely focusing on mobile data to plans that include consumable add-ons. Smart Postpaid’s Plans come with a clear layout of the consumable data allocation, and freebies that come with it.

PLAN 399
  • 3GB Monthly Data
  • 20 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 599
  • 5GB Monthly Data
  • 30 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 799
  • 8GB Monthly Data
  • 40 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 999
  • 10GB Monthly Data
  • 50 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 1499
  • 18GB Monthly Data
  • 60 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 1999
  • 24GB Monthly Data
  • 70 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 2499
  • 30GB Monthly Data
  • 80 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber
PLAN 2999
  • 36GB Monthly Data
  • 90 All Net Calls
  • Unli All Net Texts
  • Additional 500MB for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber

All plans offer you the chance to add a cellphone to your plan. This will raise your lock-in period from 6 months to 24 months and may also require additional monthly costs as well as an upfront payment.


Globe

globe lifestyle

Globe’s current postpaid plans, dubbed ThePLAN, give you 3 options at each price level:

  1. Calls and texts: This gives you unlimited calls and texts to globe along with a duo landline and an allowance for calls and texts to other networks. With the focus on calls and texts, you will get less mobile data.
  2. Data Only: This package will not give you any calls and texts, but you will receive much more consumable mobile data than in the other plans.
  3. Call and Data: This third option seeks to give you a bit of both. You get unlimited calls and texts to Globe and depending on the size of your plan more consumable data than the calls and texts option and/or additional data for video streaming.
ThePLAN 599
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 1.5 / 2.5 / 1.5 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe / – / 50 mins, 50 texts to Globe
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
ThePLAN 799
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 2.5 / 7 / 2.5 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 103 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
ThePLAN 999
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 4 / 9 / 4 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 102 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
ThePLAN 1299
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 4 / 16 / 8 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 175 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
  • Spotify Premium subscription, Viber + Facebook Messenger (addtional 1GB per month for each) – ‘Calls and Text’ option only
ThePLAN 1499
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 4 / 17 / 9 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 275 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
  • Spotify Premium subscription, Viber + Facebook Messenger (addtional 1GB per month for each) – ‘Calls and Text’ option only
ThePLAN 1799
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 6 / 20 / 12 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 377 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
  • Spotify Premium subscription, Viber + Facebook Messenger (addtional 1GB per month for each) – ‘Calls and Text’ option only
ThePLAN 1999
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 8 / 22 / 12 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and ‎₱ 479 / – / ₱ 77 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
  • Spotify Premium subscription, Viber + Facebook Messenger (addtional 1GB per month for each) – ‘Calls and Text’ option only; Spotify Premium also in ‘Call and Data’ option
ThePLAN 2499
(Calls and Texts / Data Only / Calls and Data)
  • 12 / 27 / 18 GB consumable mobile data
  • unli calls and texts to Globe – not for ‘Data Only’ option
  • Additional 10 GB data usable for streaming apps (YouTube, Netflix, Tribe, HOOQ, Cartoon Network and Disney) – not for ‘Calls and Texts’ option
  • Additional 1GB data per month for Facebook – for all options
  • Duo landline and  ‎₱ 479 / – / ₱ 276 consumable for calls and texts to other networks – for ‘Calls and Texts’ option only
  • Netflix subscription (6 months) – for all options
  • Spotify Premium subscription, Viber + Facebook Messenger (addtional 1GB per month for each) – ‘Calls and Text’ option only; Spotify Premium also in ‘Call and Data’ option

These plans allow you to select phones as you want, but note that certain phones will not be free at certain postpaid plan brackets and will affect your total cash-out when you make your purchase. Adding a phone to your plan will also lift the lock-in period from 6 to 24 months. Globe also offers Platinum Plans, starting at ₱3,799. Our comparison gives you a full overview of all plans.

Sun Cellular

sun surf

Sun Cellular is known for having lower price points on their postpaid plans, and complete customization over all aspects of their postpaid plans. These plans start with a base price and allocation, and can be customized by using codes that simply add to your total monthly bill, allowing you to keep complete control of your monthly expenses for data.

PLAN 399
  • 1 GB consumable mobile data
  • Unlimited Calls to Sun
  • Unlimited Texts to Sun
  • 250 Texts to Other Networks
PLAN 599
  • 2 GB consumable mobile data
  • Unlimited Calls to Sun
  • Unlimited Texts to Sun
  • 500 Texts to Other Networks

Both plans offer you the chance to add a cellphone to your plan. This will raise your lock-in period from 6 months to 24 months and may also require additional monthly costs as well as an upfront payment.

Final Thoughts

Every mobile carrier offers several different kinds of mobile data plan, each one catering to every kind of user from very casual to the heavy, on-the-go social media user. It’s also ideal to remember that these mobile data postpaid plans are subject to a Fair-Use Policy, where your connectivity may be limited when you go over your monthly allocation.

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