Smart’s 5G Samsung Note20; support for ABS-CBN high; Globe news


    Smart opens pre-orders for the Smart 5G-certified Samsung Note20 Series  

    Get exclusive freebies by pre-ordering until August 16. Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is officially kicking off pre-orders for the Smart 5G-certified Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series at from August 7 to 16, 2020.

    Smart offers these latest devices on Smart Signature Plans, which recently introduced Korean superstar Son Ye Jin as its endorser, embodying the brand’s goal to simplify the postpaid experience with a prioritized, worry-free, and elevated lifestyle for customers.

    The Galaxy Note20 Series is best with Smart Signature Device Plan L, which comes with 15GB data, Unli On-Net Calls, 100 Min AnyNet Calls and Unli AnyNet Texts.

    Under Plan L, the Note20 Ultra 5G is available at a special pre-order rate of P3,199 per month (versus the regular rate of P3,299 per month) – with a one-time cash out of P15,020. On the other hand, the Note20 5G is available for P2,999 per month with a one-time cash out of P10,000.

    As an exclusive treat, customers with approved pre-orders for the Note20 Ultra 5G shall also get a FREE Samsung 34SQM Air Purifier worth P16,995. On the other hand, subscribers who have successfully signed up for the Note20 5G shall also take home FREE Samsung Galaxy Buds+ worth P6,990 to be redeemed via Samsung’s Redemption Portal.

    Make your noteworthy mark. Officially launched at the virtual Galaxy Unpacked last Aug. 5, Samsung’s new line premium smartphones promises powerful experiences for both work and play through breakthrough design and performance. With Smart Signature Plans, these devices make it simpler for customers to make their mark in their chosen career or passion.

    The Note 20 Ultra 5G comes with a 6.9” Edge WQHD+ screen while the Note 20 5G comes with a 6.7” FHD+, which both enable multitaskers to maximize their daily activities – from tackling important work projects, binge-watching the latest hit series, to playing immersive mobile games. They also come with the enhanced S-Pen with a latency of up to 9ms for faster and powerful multitasking across various apps.

    Both premium smartphones are also equipped with pro-grade cameras with advanced imaging technology that make it so much simpler to produce shareworthy photos and captivating videos. Both devices also support Samsung DeX, which enables users to connect their smartphone to a monitor, keyboard and mouse for a convenient desktop experience with easy access to apps, files, and documents for greater productivity.

    Smart 5G-certified. The Samsung Galaxy Note20 Series expands the lineup of Smart 5G-certified devices that are available with Smart Signature Plans.

    In this initial phase of Smart 5G commercial deployment, Smart Signature, Infinity and other Smart postpaid subscribers can enjoy the super-fast Smart 5G data service in key business districts of Metro Manila using Smart-certified handsets with 5G-activated SIMs.

    These areas include the Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, SM Megamall and Mall of Asia Bay Area.  Smart 5G is also being rolled out in key high-traffic areas such North Avenue in Quezon City and Taft Avenue in Manila, as well as in Ortigas CBD, and Clark Green City in Pampanga.

    Both the Note20 Ultra 5G and Note20 5G also latch on to Smart LTE, the country’s fastest mobile data network according to third-party mobile analytics firms, including Ookla and Opensignal.

    Be among the first to get hold of the Galaxy Note20 Series by pre-ordering at To learn more about Smart 5G, visit

    The world of 5G is within your reach with Globe’s 5G-ready sims

    As more Filipinos embrace fully the fast-paced digital life, Globe continues to introduce breakthrough innovations to impact the lives of its customers.

    In 2019, Globe was the first to launch 5G for broadband in South East Asia. This also positioned the Philippines as the third country in Asia to offer 5G connectivity, after South Korea and Japan.  With broadband Airfiber, Globe at Home customers stay connected with the world right at home, with lightning-fast internet connection. In February 2020, Globe unveiled the first 5G service for mobile and introduced the first 5G device in the country, followed by more affordable 5G-capable smartphones.

    Globe is yet again making another stride to make 5G more accessible to Filipinos by making its current LTE SIM cards future-proof to automatically work with 5G and receive 5G signal. Globe and TM customers won’t have to pay any additional fees or go to a Globe Store and change their SIM cards to enjoy lightning-fast connections.

    To make the most of this cutting-edge and highly-anticipated technology, subscribers must upgrade to a 5G capable device. Globe is offering a suite of 5G-ready devices bundled with a postpaid plan at different price points, so everyone can enjoy the benefits of this upgraded connection.

    Customers can experience the future of mobile technology in select locations. Now, faster and more reliable speeds can be enjoyed in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Valero Street in Makati, Rockwell Center, and Gen. Malvar in Ortigas. It will then be progressively rolled out to more areas in the country and to Prepaid customers.

    5G is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity. With the technology, users can stream movies and TV shows with fewer lags, play immersive online games at the highest-quality, and provide the clearest resolution for video chats.

    The new 5G SIMs will replace the LTE SIMs that are available across all Globe stores, the online shop, and official dealers and resellers.


    Netizens, advertisers support ABS-CBN’s digital shift 

    Netizens and advertisers expressed their support and excitement over what many deem as the beginning of a new era in entertainment in the country after ABS-CBN launched Kapamilya Online Live, which provides all-day livestreaming of shows on YouTube and Facebook.

    ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes thanked everyone for their support and assured that ABS-CBN will continue to produce world-class entertainment for Filipinos despite the challenges.

    “Despite the heartbreak, we promise to continue delivering our content on other platforms and to as many people as possible. From broadcast to livestreaming, this is a new journey and a first for ABS-CBN to make a digital pivot with Kapamilya Online Live, the newest home of our well-loved Kapamilya shows that Filipinos miss. Our bond with our Kapamilya will never be broken,” said Vidanes.

    Advertisers had a chance to chat with various Kapamilya stars at the virtual trade event and experienced Kapamilya Online Live firsthand as they were seen live on “It’s Showtime.” 

    ABS-CBN also officially announced the Kapamilya shows to be livestreamed daily and their future offerings such as “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin,” starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Sam Milby, Iza Calzado, and Maricel Soriano, which will be the first original teleserye to be fully launched on Kapamilya Online Live beginning August 17.

    Meanwhile, viewers can continue to watch new episodes of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “A Soldier’s Heart,” “Love Thy Woman,” “It’s Showtime,” “Magandang Buhay,” “ASAP Natin ‘To,” and new shows “Iba ‘Yan” with Angel Locsin and “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” with Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo.”

    Various Kapamilya stars were also present at the viewing party including Judy Ann, Richard, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Yam Concepcion, Gerald Anderson, Carlo Aquino, Yassi Pressman, Paulo Avelino, Zanjoe Marudo, Arci Munoz, Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Vice Ganda, with performances from the “It’s Showtime” family and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

    Its launch on August 1 triggered positive comments on social media, as netizens praised ABS-CBN’s move to digital and efforts to continue delivering content to Filipinos.

    “Welcome to the digital world Kapamilya. After being deprived of getting a franchise, a new door opened so it can still provide joy, news, and service to Filipinos. Good job, Kapamilya,” said another Facebook user Baby Aloy Aden. 

    “ABS CBN TV in digital era — high tech, high standard! New cool way of watching TV,” said Twitter user @Maralita1Shiela. 

    “Kapamilya Online Live is the new step by ABS-CBN to continue its entertainment and public service. It’s a good thing that they utilized the help of technology in bringing the TV experience in a different platform to Filipinos nationwide,” @bingsquared tweeted. 

    “Thank you to the ABS-CBN management. They didn’t stop thinking of ways so viewers can still watch Kapamilya shows. Kapamilya Forever,” Elizabeth Alquero from Facebook shared.

    “This is a good move which may soon kill the frequency-based TVs. ABS-CBN has enough following and can influence the shift to digital. Maybe TVs will soon be phased out because of ABS-CBN. Everyone is on mobile phones, especially millennials,” said Facebook user Marlon Tambis.

    Aside from upcoming and currently airing shows, fans will also get the chance to relive some of the most iconic Kapamilya teleseryes on Kapamilya Online Live, including “Forevermore,” “Halik,” “Magpahanggang Wakas,” “Pangako Sa’Yo,” “Be Careful With My Heart,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Los Bastardos,” “100 Days To Heaven,” “Wansapanataym Presents,” and “Los Bastardos.”

    Apart from the daily livestreaming, Kapamilya Online Live will allow viewers to catch the latest episodes of their favorite shows as it will be available on-demand in the next 24 hours. It is also offered for free and without subscription fee exclusively in the Philippines.

    On YouTube, it will stream continuously throughout the day from as early as 7:40 AM until 10 PM. On Facebook, meanwhile, viewers can catch their favorite shows on regular timeslots with scheduled breaks between timeblocks.

    Catch the livestream of your favorite Kapamilya shows, old and new, on Kapamilya Online Live and subscribe to ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel ( and Facebook page ( For the complete programming schedule, visit


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