Globe iPhone Forever is Globe Telecom launches first-ever iPhone postpaid plans, unveils exclusive upgrade program for customers
Allowing subscribers to get an iPhone every year for free or with minimal cashout
Globe Telecom, the leader in postpaid and first in iPhone, officially launches the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c under its suite of first-ever fully-customizable postpaid plans, including an exclusive gadget upgrade program that allows subscribers to get a new iPhone every year.
Globe iPhone Forever is an iPhone upgrade program open to new and existing postpaid subscribers that enables them to swap their current devices with the latest iPhone models for free or with a one-time cashout, depending on the device being traded in.
To avail of the iPhone Forever program, subscribers must choose which postpaid plan best fits their lifestyle and budget. For as low as 1599, subscribers can avail of an iPhone 5c 16GB for free with a 24-month contract period. The plan bundle comes with 1 gigabyte (GB) of consumable Long Term Evolution (LTE) data plan monthly that allows mobile internet surfing of up to 42 Mbps and a monthly consumable amount for call and text combo services.
On the other hand, subscribers can get the iPhone 5s 16GB for free with the iPhone Forever Plan 1999 at a contract period of 24 months, also bundled with 1 GB of monthly consumable LTE data plan and a consumable amount for calls and texts.
Higher value iPhone postpaid plans include iPhone Forever Plan 2999 which comes with a free iPhone 5s 16GB, unlimited LTE surfing, unlimited calls and texts to Globe/TM, and monthly consumable amount for calls and texts; iPhone Forever Plan 5599 which offers a free iPhone 5s 32GB or iPhone 5c 32GB, unlimited LTE surfing, unlimited calls and texts to all networks, and automatic Platinum Blue membership; and iPhone Forever Plan 6999 which comes with a free iPhone 5s 64GB, unlimited LTE surfing, unlimited calls and texts to all networks, P1,000 monthly consumable amount for landline calls, international services, roaming, and automatic Platinum Blue membership.
A Platinum Blue membership entitles postpaid subscribers exclusive access to a dedicated Platinum hotline, priority handling in Globe Stores, discounts and privileges in handpicked partner establishments and nationwide concierge assistance.
After availment of an iPhone Forever Plan, subscribers can trade-in an existing gadget and get the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c for free or with a one-time cashout*. Subscribers using an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4s can upgrade to an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c for free, while other gadgets have a corresponding one-time trade-in cashout.
Subscribers can also opt to get the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c at regular postpaid plans under Globe’s Best-Ever mySUPERLAN. The iPhone 5c is available for as low as P1,799 monthly at Plan 999 with a monthly cashout of P800*, while the iPhone 5s is available for only P2,199 monthly at Plan 1799 with a monthly cashout of P400.* Both postpaid plan offers have unlimited LTE surfing and corresponding consumable peso-value amounts which can be used to avail of calls and texts.
“Finally, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c have arrived in the Philippines and Globe is proud to launch these much-awaited devices. With our long-standing partnership with Apple in bringing the iPhone to Filipinos nationwide, Globe is poised to offer the best deals to the market, led by our iPhone Forever program which will allow subscribers to upgrade to a new iPhone every year with a hassle-free trade-in process for free or at a minimal one-time cashout. This year, we are upping the ante with our best-in-class iPhone offer yet, because no one knows the iPhone like we do,” said Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe Telecom.
On top of the innovative and value for money offers, Globe subscribers also get one-month free subscription to Globe Gadget Care, the complete mobile phone protection program against theft and accidental damage available in the market today, and free access to Facebook along with customer experience innovations until January 2014. Subscribers who will avail of the newest iPhone devices on launch day on November 15, 2013 are also eligible to avail of a free 1-year subscription to GCASH Virtual Pay and get up to 50% off on iPhone accessories.
Subscribers can also take advantage of the telco’s expanded LTE network nationwide, which is now present in select areas in Makati City, Pasig City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Manila, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Las Piñas, as well as in Metro Cebu and Metro Davao as well as in the provinces of Bohol, Batangas, Negros Occidental, La Union, Rizal, Aklan, Laguna, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Cavite, Cagayan, Pangasinan, Isabela, Ilocos, Quirino, Tarlac and in Boracay, Aklan.
Globe holds a strong partnership with Apple after it exclusively carried the iPhone 3G in 2008 all the way to the iPhone 4 in 2010, making the telco an expert in launching the iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and the iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet.
*May be paid via cash or credit card (straight or up to 24 months 0% installment via participating banks