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Globe, Smart showdown on iPhone units November 14

MANILA – The country’s two biggest mobile providers will test their sales prowess next month to determine which of them can sell the most number of the latest iPhone.

In separate statements, Smart Communications Inc and Globe Telecom Inc announced that they will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on November 14.

Smart and Globe customers can pre-register beginning today at www.smart.com.ph/iPhone and www.globe.com.ph/iphone6, respectively.

Last month, Apple launched the iPhone 6, a 4.7-inch retina high-definition display, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch display. The smartphones are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture, and equipped with the advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, ultrafast wireless technologies, iOS 8, and Apple Pay.

Smart and Globe are expected to offer attractive postpaid plans to entice their respective subscribers.

This is the latest battlefront for the two telcos, which last month went head-to-head in offering free Internetto entice more customers.

At end-June, the group of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT) had a subscriber base of 74.7 million, of which 25.6 million are on Smart, 28.1 million are on Talk ‘N Text, and 15.3 million are on Sun Cellular.

Globe, on the other hand, had a subscriber base of 45 million.

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