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September 09, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 now on Sun Gadget Plan 1299

Last month, Smart offered the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 through their not-so-affordable Infinity plans. Now the same tablet is now available at Sun Broadband through their Gadget Plan 1299. Continue Reading

September 09, 2014

Talk N’ Text now offers Php6 per hour mobile internet

Talk N Text is now offering the most affordable mobile internet subscription by offering Php1 per 10 minutes mobile subscription. This effectively puts the hourly rate at just Php6.00.

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September 07, 2014

Smart brings Wikipedia Zero to PH

Smart Communications and Wikimedia foundation have recently inked a deal which will allow the two parties to give Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers free and unlimited access to Wikipedia through the initiative called Wikipedia Zero.

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September 03, 2014

Globe to roll-out LTE eMBMS and LTE-CA in 2015

Just three weeks after Smart announced the arrival of LTE-Advanced in the country, Globe Telecoms expressed its plan to launch two new LTE technologies in the country, namely LTE-CA (Carrier Aggregation) and LTE eMBMS (enhanced Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service) aka LTE Broadcast, that will further enhance the mobile internet experience of their subscribers.

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August 31, 2014

Sun Cellular now offers LTE with 4GB at Plan 999

We just discovered an LTE service to be offered by Sun Cellular along with a postpaid plan and LTE devices. Starting with LTE Plan 999, the service comes with either an LTE stick or LTE pocket WiFi.

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August 27, 2014

Globe sets up Filtering System against Spam/Scam texts

In effort to further intensify its campaign against spam/scam text messages, Globe is currently testing out a new automated SMS filtering mechanism that blocks unwanted messages from reaching its subscribers.

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August 24, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 now on Globe, free at Plan 1299

Globe Telecoms has recently added the Huawei Ascend P7 to its listing and it comes at no charge when you subscribe to Plan 1299 which comes with a 2-year contract.

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August 22, 2014

Is 5G technology really here?

Smart Communications recently announced its new LTE-A5G’ service which got a lot of people talking. Instead of it being good news, many took it in a negative way saying that it’s all just a marketing hype. But what exactly is 5G? Is it really here?

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August 18, 2014

Globe offers Xiaomi Mi3 at Plan 999

Globe is a running a 5-day sale of the Xiaomi Mi3 from August 15 to August 20 under the postpaid Plan 999.

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August 15, 2014

Telcos warn subscribers about new Text Scam

Globe Telecoms and Smart Communications have issued a warning to the public about a new scam that involves receiving SMS and voice calls from an anonymous person asking for ransom and claiming that one of the subscriber’s loved ones were kidnapped.

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August 14, 2014

Smart officially brings LTE-Advanced 5G Internet in PH

Smart is proud to announce that today marks the beginning of the 5G era in the Philippines as they officially bring and activate their LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology for mobile subscribers. Continue Reading

August 11, 2014

PLDT’s spent P8.1 billion in H1 2014

As part of its continuous expansion, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has recently announced that the company’s capital expenditures have amounted to P8.1 billion in the first half of 2014, or 69-percent more than what MVP-led telco spent in the same period last year.

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August 11, 2014

House Bill No. 4782 filed to prohibit prepaid load expiry

Las Pinas Rep. Mark A. Villar recently filed the House Bill No. 4782 or the Prepaid Load Protection Act of 2014 which aims to prohibit expiration dates on prepaid loads.

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August 10, 2014

Smart *121# now live, the go to number for prepaid subs

Nearly two years and a half after Globe introduced the *143#, it’s Smart’s turn to introduce a go-to-number code (*121#) that will simplify the process of enrolling various prepaid promos, as well as easy access to different account-related information and services.

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August 10, 2014

Do you miss the old LTE speeds?

About 2 or 3 years ago, LTE connectivity became a reality in the country. Very few countries in Asia had it and the Philippines was among the few who got in first. It was heaven-sent especially to the ones how had LTE-capable smartphones.

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August 08, 2014

Xiaomi Mi 3 now up for pre-order on Smart Data Plan 999

Smart Communication Inc., has recently announced that it will be adding the Xiaomi Mi 3 to their portfolio and is now accepting pre-orders for it.

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August 05, 2014

Sony Xperia E1 free at Sun Plan 600

Sony’s Walkman-centric entry level smartphone, the Xperia E1 is now being offered for free by Sun Cellular under Plan 600.

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August 02, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 now on Smart Infinity

Smart Infinity has recently added the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in to their roster and comes free of charge when users subscribe to Prestige Plan 3500.

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July 19, 2014

How to use GCash to send load to other networks via text

Using Globe‘s GCash wallet to send load to other networks like Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun is now possible by texting! Simply follow the steps below to share load to your friends and family. Continue Reading

July 10, 2014

With Deezer’s arrival, what will happen to Spinnr?

Yesterday marks the official launch of Deezer in the country. But amidst the celebratory toasts and a promise of better things to come, we can’t help but wonder if this is the beginning of the end for SPINNR, a music streaming service which the MVP-led telco launched just last year?

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July 09, 2014

Smart officially launched Deezer in the country

Today, Smart Communications Inc. has formally announced their exclusive partnership with Deezer; a web-based music streaming service which originated from Paris, France.

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July 03, 2014

PLDT to spend Php86 million to double bandwidth capacity

In keeping with the steady rise of demand for high-speed broadband internet in the country, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has released a statement that the telco is planning to invest $2M to upgrade the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable system 100 Gigabit standards, increasing the bandwidth capacity by 200% in the process.

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July 02, 2014

Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months

Yesterday, Globe Telecom boasted the fruition of their recent efforts (not to mention investments) in expanding their network’s reach in the country. In the press conference, Globe President Ernest Cu stated that the Ayala-led telco now has 100% coverage for 3G and is looking to do the same feat for 4G/LTE in the next 90 days.

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June 30, 2014

Philippine Net Speed now at 2.1Mbps, up from 1.4Mbps

During the first quarter of 2013, Akamai reports that average Philippine Internet Speed was at 1.4Mbps. One year later (Q1 2014), the average internet speed jumped to 2.1Mbps or about 49% increase year-on-year.

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June 27, 2014

NTC bans two companies from sending spam messages, seeks to fine them

The NTC or National Telecommunications Commission has ordered health insurance Caritas Health Shield Inc. and training provider Center for Global Best Practices to stop bombarding Globe Telecom users with spam messages. This is due to the complaints filed by Globe itself regarding unsolicited text messages sent to its subscribers urging them to avail of the companies’ services. Continue Reading