Cherry Mobile has just launched the Cherry Prepaid. This is a Cherry Mobile branded mobile phone line that is powered by Globe Telecom. A partnership like this is not new as this has already been done by ABS-CBN and Globe with the ABS-CBN Mobile. Undoubtedly, there are advantages to a self-branded mobile service especially since Cherry Mobile is a top mobile phone brand in the Philippines. With Cherry Prepaid, Cherry Mobile can cook up its own bundles and promos and it can of course get something out of the tie-up in terms of income. The question now is, what will Smart Communications do with partnerships like this? With Cherry Mobile pushing for a Globe-powered service, there will certainly be a negative impact on Smart’s user base.
Cherry Prepaid SIM launched by Cherry Mobile and Globe Telecom
Cherry Prepaid SIM
What does Cherry Prepaid offer? For starters, Cherry Prepaid has a standalone SIM card that is priced at only Php29. The SIM card comes with Php10 free load every month for 3 months, free Facebook browsing for 2 days, and 50 texts to all networks for 2 days.
The Cherry Prepaid SIM will be available for purchase starting December 1, 2015. Loading for credits can be done through Cherry Mobile kiosks. I believe reloading will also be available at Globe Business Centers.
Cherry Prepaid Promos
Cherry Prepaid has also come up with its own promo offerings. Promos are easily accessed by dialing *139#. Here are the promos currently available for Cherry Prepaid:
- CMTALK30 – Php30 – 10 mins calls to all networks for 1 day
- CMANET10 – Php10 – Unlitext to all networks for 1 day
- CMSURF20 – Php20 – 50MB mobile internet for 7 days
- CMCHAT10 – Php10 – Unlimited chat (FB Messenger, Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, Kakao Talk) + FB for 1 day
- CMUNLI15 – Php15 – Unlicall and unlitext to other Cherry prepaid subscribers + free FB for 1 day
Cherry Prepaid Phone Bundles
Aside from the Cherry Prepaid SIM and the bucket promos, Cherry Mobile also offers phone bundles to its customers. The phones that are bundled with Cherry Prepaid SIMs are the CP1 Bar Phone, Astro Smartphone and Comet Smartphone. For details of these phone bundles, see the list below.
- 399 Lite Bundle– CP1 Bar Phone + Php30 bonus load (Php10/month for 3 months)
- 999 Big Time Bundle – Astro Smartphone + Php150 bonus load (Php50/month for 3 months)
- 1699 Partner Bundle – Comet Smartphone and CP2 Bar Phone + Php300 bonus load for Comet (Php50/month for 6 months), + Php30 bonus load for CP2 Bar Phone (Php10/month for 3 months)
We should expect Cherry Mobile to change or update the above promos and bundles from time to time. What can you say about Cherry Prepaid?