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February 26, 2015

Battle of the Flagship Stores: Globe Gen3 vs. Smart Hip Lifestyle Cafe

As telecom companies strive to improve their wireless and connectivity services everyday, so does their flagship stores which got facelifts in the recent times. We take a look at each of arch rivals Globe Telecom and Smart Communications’ newly-designed service centers.

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February 20, 2015

Globe Prepaid Subs Can Now Call, Text, Surf and Enroll to Promos Even w/o Load

Prepaid load, or the insufficiency or lack of one, has always been the main hurdle for continuous communication with our friends and loved ones. This is the reason why Globe Telecoms, in partnership with its sister company Touch Mobile (TM) launched a new initiative that will limit, if not eliminate these situation, by allowing prepaid patrons to loan a load denominations and/or subscription to prepaid promos/services.

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February 17, 2015

Cherry Mobile One Free Under Sun Cellular Plan 399

In addition to Smart, Sun Cellular also announced that they’ve added the newly-launched Cherry Mobile One to their roster and will be offered with a minimal cash-out under of just Php500 the Sun Plan 399.

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February 17, 2015

Cherry Mobile One to be available under Smart Plan 499

Along with the launch of the new Android One smartphones, Smart Communications has also announced that it will offer the Cherry Mobile One under its postpaid Plan 499. Continue Reading

February 13, 2015

Get a Smart Bro Plug-it Device for Only Php99

Smart Communications is celebrating this Valentine’s Day by giving their loyal Smart Bro prepaid subscribers a treat; a significant price markdown on the Smart Bro Plug-it device which can now be had for only Php99. No strings attached.

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February 07, 2015

Samsung Galaxy A5 free on Smart Data Plan 1500

Smart has announced that it is now offering the Samsung Galaxy A5 with LTE for free under its postpaid Data Plan 1500.

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February 05, 2015

Video Streaming Service HOOQ Launches in PH

Aching for a movie night? While Netflix has yet to reach the country, here comes HOOQ, Asia’s answer to growing demand for video streaming services.

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February 05, 2015

Smart Extends Free Internet, Includes Video Streaming

Smart Communications has announced that the company is, yet again, extending it’s Free Internet Promo for Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text subscribers which was initially intended to end today, February 5 as per the telco’s last announcement.

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February 04, 2015

Globe upgrades network capacity, adds over 4000 new LTE cell sites

Mobile network giant Globe Telecom announced that it had activated 4,300 new LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD cell sites around the country as part of their current infrastructure upgrade program.

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February 02, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lands On Sun Cellular

As they say, it’s better late than never. Sun Cellular has recently announced that they’ve added the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to their roster which is currently being offered under the Sun Plan 999.

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February 02, 2015

Papal visit breaks Twitter records in the Philippines

In a report shared by Twitter to Smart Communications, the recent visit of Pope Francis broke Twitter records in the Philippines, simply showing the Roman Catholic Pontiff’s popularity in the country and how Filipinos have turned to social media to openly express their love and appreciation for him. Continue Reading

February 01, 2015

Huawei Ascend Mate7 Free on Smart Data Plan 2000

If you’ve been waiting for Huawei’s flagship smartphone to land on any of the local telcos, then you’re in luck because you can get one, at no extra cost if we may add, if you subscribe to Smart Communication’s Data Plan 2000/3000 and All-In Plan 2500.

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January 19, 2015

Why We Want a Third Telco Player

There are currently two major telcos in the Philippines right now. In the previous reports that we’ve shared, it’s obvious that quite a number of subscribers aren’t totally satisfied with the service that they’re getting. In this article we list down a few points why we think there is a need for a third telco player in the Philippines.

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January 16, 2015

NTC ask telcos to turn off network services during Papal visit

There wre a lot of concessions being made during the 5-day visit of the Pope. There’s cancellation of domestic and int’l flights, road re-routing, class/work suspension, no drone flying zones and the suspension of telecom services by telcos.

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January 06, 2015

Globe offers free Viber to all subscribers

Globe’s Peter Bithos has has made a video announcement declaring the extension of their free Facebook promo starting January 13 for an entire month and on top of that they’re also giving free Viber messaging to all subscribers.

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January 05, 2015

Smart Free Internet promo extended to February 5, 2015

Smart Communications, Inc. has announced that its Free Internet promo for Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular subscribers is now available until February 5, 2015.

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December 31, 2014

SmartBro intros Turbo Plans, 1.5GB for Php799

Smart has started adding more volume plans under their SmartBro service, starting off with 1.5GB bandwidth allocation for Php799 a month.

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December 15, 2014

Why Your Telco Needs to Cap Your Mobile Internet

This year, we see both telcos started admitting that there needs to be a cap on our mobile internet. Globe is sunsetting SuperSurf into GoSurf while Smart has recently introduced All-Month Surfing.

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December 13, 2014

DOJ warns data capping, throttling, false unli of telcos

The Department of Justice has released a second advisory yesterday warning telcos about deceiving consumers on their supposed unlimited internet services.

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November 23, 2014

Over 50,000 Spam Text goes thru Globe every day

A recent press release posted on Globe’s website indicated that over 2 million spam messages were blocked/filtered by the telco after they’ve implemented an automated filtering system in their network.

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November 22, 2014

Smart offers Sony Xperia Z3 free at Data Plan 2000

Smart Communications announces that it will start offering Sony’s newest flagship, the Xperia Z3, free starting at Data Plan 2000.

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November 19, 2014

Globe responds to iPhone 6 delivery delays

In response to yesterday’s story on the shipment delays of pre-ordered iPhone 6 by customers, Globe has sent us their official press statement.

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November 17, 2014

US Gov’t sue carriers who promise unlimited data

They say that you ought to fulfill everything that you promise, and that’s what the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) over in the United States is doing: suing telecoms who can’t keep up with their ‘Unlimited Data’ promises to their consumers.

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November 15, 2014

Globe Prepaid LTE SIM now available

The long wait is over: Ayala-led telecommunications giant Globe Telecom now offers prepaid LTE SIM cards for its subscribers who want to speed up their mobile internet speeds across the nation.

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November 15, 2014

Globe Carrier Billing now supports purchases in iTunes

Perhaps the first time we’ve seen this — Globe now allows you to buy apps in the iTunes Store which will be charged along with your postpaid bill.

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