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Smart LTE iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini Plans Explained

iPad powered by Smart LTE
iPad powered by Smart LTE

iPad powered by Smart LTE

If you’ve been thinking of buying an iPad or iPad Mini but you’ve been holding off now might be the perfect time to do so. Smart just released their LTE postpaid plans for the iPad with Retina Display and iPad Mini and they are both pretty compelling! They’re basically offering two plans. Read on for details so you can figure out which one is the best for you.

Plan 999

The first gets you unlimited LTE/3G for 24 months and you pay for the iPad Mini or iPad with Retina at a discounted price with the option of either doing it as a one-time payment or via installment for 12 months.

Plan 999
– Unlimited Smart LTE/3G for 24 months
– iPad Mini or iPad with Retina at Php8,000 discount
– Installment scheme for payment of iPad at discounted prices

So you’re probably thinking… how much for the iPad? Is it lower than buying from an online store or local Apple shop? The answer is a resounding YES. Check out the price comparison chart that we made below.

Pricing of iPad and iPad Mini (Store, Widget City, and Smart)
Pricing of iPad and iPad Mini (Store, Widget City, and Smart)

Again you can pay for this one-time or you can opt to have it in installment for up to 12 months at 0% interest via major credit cards. Note that you will still be paying the 999 for 24 months for the unlimited LTE/3G internet.

Plan 499

The second plan offered by Smart is a little more interesting but quite a bit to chew on. Let’s break it down into two parts so we can better understand. First is the payment for the iPad. Basically we can get it at Php1,000 less the SRP (just check the Apple store prices above) at 0% for 24 months. The second part is the LTE subscription. For 499 you get 65 hours of Smart LTE/3G internet. Beyond 65 hours you pay Php10 for 30 minutes. The good news though is that this is protected by anti-billshock so if you go beyond Php999 you just pay Php999. That’s practically unlimited internet already.

Plan 499
– 65 hours of Smart LTE/3G Internet with anti-billshock
– iPad Mini or iPad with Retina at Php1,000 discount, 0% interest for 24 months (even without cc)
– Pay only Php1,374 a month all-in. No credit card or cash-out.

This means you can actually get an iPad Mini with 65 hours of Smart LTE for just Php1,374 per month (all-in) for 24 months. If you want unlimited internet then you’ll pay Php1,874 per month. The good thing about this option is that it doesn’t require a credit card.

Gets niyo na?

Woot.
Woot.

Everything clear? We hope you guys found this post useful and to those getting their new iPads, congrats! We’re sure you’ll love the Smart LTE experience. :)

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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