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Blackberry Pricing: Globe vs Sun, SMART: screw a porcupine.

I’ve finished my research on Blackberry and even though I cannot get one because I am locked to contracts on both Globe & Sun, and adding Blackberry service is either too expensive or outright not offered for my plan. I have decided to share what I’ve learned

SMART also offers Blackberry service but they have been excluded from this comparison because they are EVIL and you shouldn’t sign a contract with them anyway

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This is for SIM only postpaid subscription. I compared plans that offered the same features. This is the lowest plans you can go on while getting unlimited blackberry + data service. Clearly Sun offers it cheaper but price is not the only consideration, keep in mind that Sun is #3 network, so I did some speedtests this morning.

3G Data Speed / Marikina City / AM

  • Sun 300Kb
  • Globe = 1.76Mb
  • PLDT DSL (Business plan) = 1.51Mb

As always YMMV. Speed will depend on location, network traffic, signal strength, device etc etc.

Verdict:

Globe for coverage, reliability & speed. Since Globe now offers Call & SMS unlimited within their network (& TouchMobile) there is no reason to get a Blackberry (or any device) on Sun except for budget concerns or if all your contacts have Sun.

Will probably terminate my Sun Call & Surf Unlimited plan this coming October (unless they improve their service) when my contract ends. I will probably not get another Sun line.

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