As if conquering the local smartphone scene wasn’t enough, Cherry Mobile had to grab a piece of that telco pie as well with the newly announced Cherry Prepaid phone and SIM bundles, powered by Globe. Cherry Prepaid combines affordable phones with affordable prepaid services in phone kit bundles that start as low as Php399, and if if you’d prefer to stick with your existing phone, you can get a Cherry Prepaid SIM for just Php29!
But why bother switching to what is essentially still a Globe prepaid service under a different name? There are quite a few, actually.
- Bundled Phones – You can get the Lite bundle that gives you the CP1 bar phone at Php399, the Big Time bundle with the Astro smartphone at Php999, or the Partner bundle that gives you both the Comet smartphone and CP2 bar phone at Php1,699.
- Bonus Load – You can get anywhere from Php10 to Php300 bonus load per month for the first 3 months that you can also use toward regular texts, calls, and surfing, as well as subscribe to promos.
- Cherry Prepaid Promos – Sure, you can subscribe to any Globe Prepaid promo, but Cherry Prepaid also has their own exclusive promos. CMANET10 lets you text to all networks for 1 whole day while CMSURF10 gives you 30MB of data for a day as well. There are a bunch of promos you can choose from, but my personal favorite is CM365, which allows your Cherry Prepaid SIM to stay active for 1 whole year for just Php150 — perfect for my uncle who’s pretty lazy about reloading his phone.
Cherry Prepaid phone kit bundles, SIMs, and prepaid load cards will become available starting December 1, 2015. Naturally, Globe prepaid cards and Autoload Max will work with it as well, but in case you want to reload at any Cherry Mobile outlet, you can do that too for as low as Php5. There aren’t any LTE SIMs available yet, although it’s something they should be getting into early next year. To learn more, visit their website here.