How To Get The Apple iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s in The Philippines

And its finally here… officially! You can now get the Apple iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c in three different ways – through the telcos, through Apple resellers (Beyond The Box, Power Mac Center, A Shop. iStudio, etc) and online stores. But before that here are the specs of both phones.

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Apple iPhone 5c specs:

  • 1.3GHz Dual Core Apple A6 processor
  • PowerVR SGX 543MP3 graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16/32/64/128GB internal memory
  • 4 inch IPS LCD Retina display (640 x 1136 pixels) 326 ppi
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, 3G, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1,510 mAh battery
  • iOS 7.0.3

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Apple iPhone 5s specs:

Apple iPhone 5s specs:

  • 1.3 GHz Dual Core Apple A7 processor
  • PowerVR SGX543MP3 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16/32/64/128GB internal storage
  • 4-inch IPS Retina Display (640 x 1136 pixels) 326 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner
  • 8 megapixel rear facing iSight camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 1.2 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 1,560 mAh battery
  • iOS 7.0.3

We all know how hard it is to get an Apple iPhone. First it is expensive prior to official launch. Second. you have no choice but to get it through one telecom. Globe was the only telecom provider of other iPhones (2G, 3G, 3Gs, 4) back then but Smart joined the game and offered the iPhone 4s in 2011 and the iPhone 5 the following year. Many users wanted to get an iPhone UNLOCKED and of course on a cheaper price. Now there are more ways  to get an iPhone.

POSTPAID SERVICE

Both PLDT’s Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are offering the iPhone 5s and 5c, this time in a different way.

Globe launched a new postpaid service called “iPhone Forever” plans. Normally, if you avail of a postpaid plan, you will have to wait for 2 years before your contract expires to get a new phone again. When you avail of this plan, you get a new iPhone every year! Yes! Every year! You just have to switch your older iPhone with the new one for free even without extending your 24-month contract period.

Here are Globe’s iPhone Forever Plans:

iPhone Forever Plan 1599:

Free iPhone 5C 16GB
Php 601 consumable
1GB PowerSurf LTE
24-month lock-in

iPhone Forever Plan 1999:

Free iPhone 5S 16GB
Php601 consumable
1GB PowerSurf LTE
24-month lock-in

iPhone Forever Plan 2999:

Free iPhone 5S 16GB
Php101 consumable
Unli LTE Surf
Unli Calls and Text to Globe/TM numbers

iPhone Forever Plan 5599:

Platinum Blue Membership
Unli LTE Surf
Unli ALL NET Calls and Texts

iPhone Forever Plan 6999:

Free iPhone 5S 32GB or iPhone 5C 32GB
Free iPhone 5S 64GB
Platinum Blue Membership
Php1,000 Consumable Roaming
Unli LTE Surf
Unli ALL NET Calls and Texts

Obviously there are trade offs here. If you get a lower iPhone Forever plan, there’s no unlimited LTE on plans 1599 and 1999 which is quite disappointing.  Worry not Globe subscribers, both iPhones are still available on MySuperPlan and Platinum Plans.

As usual, Smart is offering all iPhone variants (except the iPhone 5s 64GB) free on iPhone plan 2499. The iPhone 5c 16GB will also be available free at All-in Plan 2500.

Here is the pricelist:

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Better check Smart and Globe’s website for more information about their postpaid offerings.

APPLE RESELLERS:

Apple resellers are those who sell Apple products and accessories plus third party accessories in the Philippines since there is no Apple stores here. These resellers used to sell Smart or Globe locked iPhones. But that’s going to change this year. They are selling UNLOCKED iPhones starting today!

Check out the prices:

Apple iPhone 5c

16GB – P29,000  32GB – P34,200

Apple iPhone 5s

16GB – P34,000  32GB – P39,600  64GB – P44,800

Here are the list of Apple Premium resellers:

ONLINE STORES:

Do you find the Apple iPhone 5c and 5s expensive on Apple resellers and getting a postpaid plan is a hassle? There’s still good news for you! Both iPhones are on sale via online stores – Kimstore, DBGadgets and Widget City. These are the most trusted online stores available today. I can assure you they are selling original and authentic Apple products with Apple warranty.

Here is the pricelist:

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iPhone 5c 16GB White – P23,500

iPhone 5c 16GB other colors – P24,500

iPhone 5s 16GB Gold – P36,500

iPhone 5s 64GB Space Gray – P42,000

Apple iPhone 5c – P22,990

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