And, as expected, Globe Telecom has revealed that it will be offering the new iPad (or iPad 3) starting on May 29, the day the Philippines finally and officially gets the third iteration of Apple's wonder tablet. Fact is, the telco has already announced that the device will be under the Tattoo data plans.
We still don't know the specific plans and prepaid kit SRPs. However, we're thinking Globe might follow its iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G pricing from last year for the new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G model. See below.
Globe iPad 2 + 3G
- 16GB: P21,990 cashout under My Super Plan - Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 or P30,990 for prepaid kit
- 32GB: P25,990 cashout under My Super Plan - Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 or P35,990 for prepaid kit
- 64GB: P30,990 cashout under My Super Plan - Unli Surf Combo Plan 999 or P40,990 for prepaid kit
This means that, when you get the new iPad Wi-Fi + 4G via Globe postpaid, you could be in for a discount for the device of as much as P10,000 as long as you'll stay hooked on a monthly subscription (24 months lock-in period). Under Globe's Tattoo postpaid plans, the device might be offered at Plans 999 and 1799.
Again, we're still waiting for the exact official pricing details but we're betting Globe will be coming up with something similar to what we're thinking so, stay tuned. In the meantime, you could check out the gallery below for our hands-on with the new iPad.