Globe has finally opened the doors for all of us Manila iPhone fanboys to get the first taste of the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 will be released to all those who reserve their units under Globe’s various mobile plans – on September 26, 2010. If you have signified your interest before, you must have received an SMS starting yesterday. If you have not siginified your interest before, don’t worry because the reservation is open to anyone. You can just visit Globe’s iPhone 4 Reservation site and choose on several ways by which you can avail the iPhone 4.
So, if you don’t want to get tied up with Globe’s 2-year service agreement, your option is to get the iPhone 4 via the prepaid plan. It comes with a one month free Supersurf subscription. And the cost for the unit is —- Php 37,479 for the 16GB iPhone 4 SKU.
The price of the prepaid kit is quite surprising. Many were expecting Globe to price it a little higher. Now comparing it with prices in other countries as well as in the U.S., it’s only around Php 8,000+ difference. Now, many iPhone 4 fan boys in Manila have gone ahead and ordered the iPhone 4 from Singapore and Hongkong. Some even ordered from UK. Fortunately for those who ordered from Apple Singapore and HongKong, they didn’t pay too much for shipping. LBC and DHL were actually charging around Php 3K+, so it’s still cheaper to get the iPhone 4 from HongKong and Singapore. Plus those units are factory unlocked – meaning you can use Smart’s MicroSIM or cut out the regular SIM of Sun.
Anyway, to cut the long story short, the question now is whether Globe will have ample supply of the iPhone 4 to meet the demands. Or, is there really a huge demand for the iPhone 4? Well, with the starting price range, I think many will still try to get the iPhone 4 from Globe.
So, if you are reserving the iPhone 4 from Globe, here are the pricing details for both prepaid, business plan services and renewal of existing Globe plans.
iPhone 4 pricing details for renewal of existing Globe postpaid plans:
iPhone 4 pricing details for new Globe postpaid subscription is available under Globe’s My Super Plan or My Fully Loaded Plan:
And here’s the link to Globe’s site for iPhone 4 reservations.