iPad Air, Mini with retina now in PH-A A +A
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
GLOBE Telecom has announced that iPad Air with Wi-Fi and Cellular and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi and Cellular are now available in the Philippines.
Globe Telecom is offering these new iPads with a range of attractive data plans that allow customers to connect to its fast Long Term Evolution (LTE) network with speeds up to 42mbps.
The iPad Air 16GB is available for as low as P1,624 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,125 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period, which already includes 85 hours of LTE surfing, 20 hours more than its competitor's offer.
Meanwhile, the 32GB variant is available for as low as P1,790 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,291 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period, also bundled with 85 hours of LTE surfing.
On the other hand, the iPad mini with Retina display 16GB is offered at P1,499 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,000 monthly cash out over a 24-month contract period, complete with 85 hours of LTE surfing, while the 32GB variant is available at P1,665 monthly at Plan 499 with P1,166 monthly cashout over a 24-month contract period also bundled with 85 hours of LTE surfing.
"We are excited to have the most affordable and value for money offer for the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in the Philippines, with increased mobile surfing hours to allow our customers to enjoy high-speed and prolonged browsing on the latest Apple tablet devices," said Raul Macatangay, head of Globe Postpaid Business and Devices.
iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive.
iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in the same amazingly thin and light design. The new iPads feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great new features.
To date, over 80 percent of the network is already on 4G HSPA+ providing faster mobile browsing experience for customers, complementing the pilot LTE deployments in key business districts.
Nearly 900 Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites in key cities and holiday destinations are now operational. At the same time, Globe continues to enhance its Service Quality with the continuing optimization and capacity upgrade of its modern network.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 24, 2013.