Carly Rae Jepsen live in Manila

Call me maybe? A concert promo offers tickets and smartphones

NEW PHONES. From left to right, Julie Garingalao (Globe), Peter Bithos (Globe), Mao Dun (Huawei) and Al Dimapilis (Huawei) show the Huawei Ascend P6 and Ascend Mate. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – “Hey, I just met you…”

Most people will be able to complete the lyrics to Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy ditty, “Call Me Maybe.”

If this song didn’t stick in your head, you must have been living under a 100-ton boulder for the past year.

Jepsen’s fans can relive the LSS days on August 7, when the 27-year-old star (she’s older than Adele!) performs at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

There are other candies in the bag, courtesy of Globe Telecom, in partnership with Huawei Technologies. In a press conference on July 24, they announced that they are giving away VIP, patron, and lower box tickets to those who sign up for Globe Best-Ever MySuperPlan. HUAWEI ASCEND P6. Smart and slim phone of the Huawei P series

Gadgets up for grabs

If that still doesn’t sound like a treat to you, they’re throwing in the latest Huawei gadgets too.

The smartphones boast the latest technology in touchscreen display, battery, and processor.

The Huawei Ascend P6 is said to be the thinnest smartphone in the world, measuring 6.18 millimeters and weighing only 120 grams. It boasts an Android 4.2.2 or Jellybean operating system, 2,000 mAh battery and a 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen technology, the key factor in the phone’s slimness.

The device also claims to be “perfect for ‘selfies'” because of its 5MP front-facing camera and auto “facial-enhancing” settings when you take that shot. 

I was able to try out the Ascend P6 at the press conference and it feels wonderful to handle. But those who like the assurance of weight may not appreciate the phone’s almost fragile feather-lightness.

Those who put a premium on phone aesthetics will take note of its curving edges and brushed metallic look that comes in black and white. Simply said, it’s a gorgeous phone.

HUAWEI ASCEND MATE. This device offers multi-tasking speed and has longer battery life

The other gadget up for grabs through the Globe plan is the Huawei Ascend Mate, bigger than the Ascend P6 with its 6.1-inch HD display. It features a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor for multi-tasking ease and speed and a 4,050 mAh battery.

In comparison, Samsung’s S4 only has a 2,600 mAh battery. Huawei’s Ascend Mate promises long battery life: up to 48 hours without charging.

In terms of look, it’s basically a bigger Ascend P6 with the same curved edges and corners. It also comes in black and white with an Android Jellybean operating system.

Plans and promos

The Huawei Ascend Mate is available with Globe’s Plan 999 and also with Plan 499, for a P200 monthly cash-out over a 24-month contract period. You can also choose the 6, 12, or 18 month periods. Those who avail themselves of Plan 999 will get two VIP or Patron seats for free. Those who go for Plan 499 get two Lower or Upper Box tickets.  

Only 1,000 tickets will be given out so those who want to join the promo should move quick.

The Ascend P6 is available with Plan 499, for P999 monthly and a P500 monthly cash-out, or with Plan 999, for P1,199 monthly and a P200 monthly cash-out, also for a 24-month contract period. –

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