Globe, Smart, PLDT, and SunCellular — The Most Affordable Sim Only Plans in the Philippines (2022)

most affordable sim only plans in the philippines

The Mobile Number Portability Act allows subscribers to retain their mobile number even if they switch to another network. It won’t be a hassle for you to change your existing provider, especially if you have a poor signal in your location.

So, do you want to keep your current cellphone number without having to buy a brand new phone? Or are you looking for the most affordable sim-only plans in the market? Then, this blog post is for you.

We will walk you through the most affordable sim-only plans in the market that you can compare from Globe, Smart, SunCellular, and more.

What’s the benefit of using a SIM-only plan?

Getting a SIM-only plan is an attractive option for people who already own a smartphone. Instead of shelling out for another device to gain access to the internet and apps you love, why not just sign up for a SIM plan? It’s cheaper in the long run and has all you need: data, texts, and minutes.

Using a SIM-only plan lets you control your monthly mobile data expenses, and you don’t have to think about paying for your monthly amortization when you buy a mobile phone with a lock-in period of 24 months or more.

With SIM-only plans, you can customize your package based on the monthly plan. For example, if you only need data, you can avail the data plan. Some plans are also a combination of unlimited calls and texts but with a cap on the monthly mobile data. You can choose whatever fits your budget.

Globe SIM-only plans at a glance

Name What’s Included Price
Plan 599 – 6GB of data

– Data rollover

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P599
Plan 799 – 8GB of data

– Data rollover

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P799
Plan 999 – 20GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P999
Plan 1299 – 30GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P1299
Plan 1499 – 40GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P1499
Plan 1799 – 50GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P1799
Plan 1999 – 60GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P1999
Plan 2499 – 100GB of data

– Unlimited 5G for 6 months

– GBs to points

– Unli calls and texts to all networks

P2499

Globe offers eight SIM-only plans that you can choose from – the lowest is only P599, and you already have 6GB of data, unlimited calls, and texts to all networks. If you’re a heavy data user, you can go for the highest plan worth P2,499, including 100GB of data, unlimited 5G, calls, and texts to all networks.

Since this is only a SIM-only plan, you get a new or additional SIM without a device. Each plan includes 3GB of Go WiFi and a free subscription to KonsultaMD.

Globe SIM-only all data at a glance

Name What’s Included Price
Plan 599 – 10GB of data P599
Plan 799 – 12GB of data P799
Plan 999 – 20GB of data P999
Plan 1299 – 32GB of data P1299
Plan 1499 – 40GB of data P1499
Plan 1799 – 52GB of data P1799
Plan 1999 – 60GB of data P1999
Plan 2499 – 80GB of data P2499

If you prefer to use data, you can use an all-data plan, but it doesn’t include calls and texts. The lowest plan is P599, with 10GB of data every cycle. The GPlan SIM-only all data has a lock-in period of 6 months.

On top of these, you also get 3G of Go WiFi and a free subscription to KonsultaMD. To apply, you can visit the Globe website or call customer support if you wish to upgrade your existing plan. The plans are available for new Globe postpaid account holders and existing customers who want to extend or re-contract their phone lines.

Smart SIM-only plans at a glance

Name What’s Included Price
Signature Lite – 5GB of data

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and landline

– Netflix mobile subscription

– 12 months

P599
Signature S – 5GB of data for 6 months

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and 50 mins to PLDT

– 24 months

P999
Signature S+ – 20GB of data

– Unli 5GB of data for 6 months

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and landline

– Netflix mobile subscription

– 12 months

P999
Signature M – 10GB of data

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and 100 mins to PLDT

– 24 months

P1499
Signature M+ – 40GB of data

– Unli 5GB of data for 6 months

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and landline

– Netflix mobile subscription

– 12 months

P1499
Signature L – 15GB of data

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and 150 mins to PLDT

– 24 months

P1999
Signature L+ – 60GB of data

– Unli 5GB of data for 6 months

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and landline

– Netflix mobile subscription

– 12 months

P1999
Signature XL+ – Unli 4G/5GB of data

– Unli calls and texts to all networks and landline

– Netflix mobile subscription

– 12 months

P2499
Signature Data XL+ – 120GB of data

– 6 months

P2999

Smart offers nine SIM-only plans with the lowest plan at P599, just like Globe. However, in the Signature Lite plan, you only have 5GB of data, unlimited calls, and texts to all networks and landlines, plus a Netflix subscription. The contract is only suitable for 6 months.

Meanwhile, if you wish to get an all-data plan, you may do so with Signature Data XL+, which comes with a whopping 120GB of data worth P2,999. Keep in mind that Netflix subscription only includes the mobile plan, which means you can only watch on your mobile phone with 480 resolution.

Visit the Smart website if you want to subscribe to a new plan.

PLDT SIM-only all data at a glance

Name What’s Included Price
SIM-only Plan 800 – 15GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to all networks

– Unlimited landline calls

– Unlimited texts to all networks

P800
SIM-only Plan 1000 – 21GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to all networks

– Unlimited landline calls

– Unlimited texts to all networks

P1000
SIM-only Plan 1500 – 35GB data allocation with data rollover

– Unlimited calls to all networks

– Unlimited landline calls

– Unlimited texts to all networks

P1500
SIM-only Plan 2000 – 50GB data allocation with data rollover

– Unlimited calls to all networks

– Unlimited landline calls

– Unlimited texts to all networks

P2000
SIM-only Plan 2500 – 65GB data allocation with data rollover

– Unlimited calls to all networks

– Unlimited landline calls

– Unlimited texts to all networks

P2500

PLDT operates with SMART, and if you want a SIM-only plan, you can choose from its five plans – the lowest one starts at P800. All of the plans offer unlimited calls to all networks and landlines, and they also include data allocation that can be rolled over the following month if you haven’t consumed the monthly limit.

All of the SIM-only plans are under a 6-month contract. If you wish to subscribe, you can visit the PLDT website for more details.

Sun Cellular SIM-only all data at a glance

Name What’s Included Price
Non-stop Plan 399 – 1GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to Sun

– Unlimited texts to all networks

– Unlimited Google, Facebook, and Messenger

– Free 60 mins calls to Smart & TNT (valid for 6 months)

P399
Non-stop Plan 599 – 2GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to Sun

– Unlimited texts to all networks

– Unlimited Google, Facebook, and Messenger

– Free 60 mins calls to Smart & TNT (valid for 6 months)

P599
Non-stop Plan 799 – 4GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to Sun

– Unlimited texts to all networks

– Unlimited Google, Facebook, and Messenger

– Free 60 mins calls to Smart & TNT (valid for 6 months)

P799
Non-stop Plan 999 – 8GB data allocation

– Unlimited calls to Sun, Smart & TNT

– Unlimited texts to all networks

– Unlimited Google, Facebook, and Messenger

– extra 4GB data valid for 30 days

P999

Sun Ceullar SIM-only plans are geared towards the “budgetarians” who want a new low-cost postpaid plan. The lowest they offer is only worth P399 with 1GB of data allocation and unlimited calls to Sun while unlimited texts to other networks.

The Non-stop Plan 999 offers 8GB of data allocation and also unlimited calls to Sun, Smart, and TNT, and unlimited texts to all networks. On top of that, you have 4GB of data valid for 30 days.

Visit the Sun Cellular website and check out the postpaid offers for more information.

Final Thoughts

So, which one should you choose? Have you decided which plan you should avail? There are a few factors to consider when subscribing to a plan. The strength of the network’s signal in your area is primarily a deciding factor and your budget every month.

Another thing to consider is the amount of data you consume each month and how much you’re willing to pay for add-ons if you exceed your monthly cap. If you’re a heavy data user, then SIM-only all data plan is suitable for you.

Otherwise, the data and call and text combo plans are generally enough to get you through the month, where you can still maximize phone calls and text messages with friends and family.

You may also check our previous post about prepaid data promos in case you feel that a postpaid plan isn’t for you.

What do you think of the SIM-only plans mentioned above? Which one of these do you think will help you in budgeting your telco expenses? Let us know in the comments below.