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June 23, 2015

Globe Telecom launches Direct Carrier Billing for Windows Mobile Store

Globe Telecom rolls out its new service that lets Windows phone and Microsoft Lumia users to pay mobile apps and in-app content without having to whip out their credit cards. Continue Reading

June 17, 2015

Globe announces higher data allocation for LTE plans

Last month, we reported that Globe has revamped its DSL plan data caps. Today, Globe has announced that it has increased its monthly data allocation for its Tattoo Home Broadband LTE plans. Continue Reading

June 10, 2015

Ongoing Service Interruptions between Globe and Smart networks

We’ve experienced a number of network problems today and this has been confirmed by the corporate communications of Globe. In an email advisory, the telco confirmed interconnection problems between them and Smart.

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June 07, 2015

NTC hearings on Minimum Broadband Speeds looks promising

Since November of 2014, the National Telecommunications Commission has been holding public hearings about the issue on Minimum Broadband Speeds. Recent updates about the results of the series of hearings have yielded promising results.

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May 22, 2015

SIM Card Registration Act Gets a Nod From The House

Yesterday, the House of Representative has approved 28 national bills, and one of which is the House Bill 5231, also known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act”, that seeks to require telcos to “establish a foolproof system of identifying users prepaid SIM cards.

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May 21, 2015

Sun releases postpaid plans for Xiaomi Mi Pad

Sun Cellular has recently released their postpaid plan offerings for the Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet. Continue Reading

May 13, 2015

Smart Launches New Surf Plus Postpaid Plans

In an effort to meet the growing demand for mobile internet access, Smart Communications Inc. debuts a set of tiers under the new Smart Surf Plus plan which starts at Plan 399 and goes all the way up to Plan 1999.

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May 11, 2015

Xiaomi Mi Pad to be available under Sun Cellular

Sun Cellular has announced the they will soon offer the Xiaomi Mi Pad under their postpaid Gadget Plan.

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May 08, 2015

Globe Bares Unlimited Data Roaming For Prepaid Subs

Globe Telecoms has revealed a new subscription-based service for prepaid subscribers called Roam Surf which allows them to continue surfing the web using their Globe prepaid SIM card even when abroad.

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May 05, 2015

Globe silently revamps DSL plan data caps

We have learned that Globe Telecom has made quick fixes on their new consumable DSL Plans, according to their new website image detailing monthly data caps for Tattoo DSL, Wireless Broadband, and Platinum Broadband subscribers.

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April 27, 2015

Globe offers free access to WhatsApp to subscribers

Globe Telecoms formally announced that it has teamed up with WhatsApp to bring subscribers, both on prepaid and postpaid subscriptions, access to the popular instant messaging platform without eating up their data allocation.

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April 04, 2015

GoPro HERO4 Silver Now Available on SmartBro Gadget Plus Plan

Now here’s something we don’t see often! SmartBro, Smart Communications’ broadband arm, has recently added the GoPro HERO4 Silver to their portfolio and will be available under SmartBro Gadget Plus Plan 999 and Plan 1299.

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March 28, 2015

Globe extends Free FB through Internet.Org

Globe Telecom recently announced that it extends its current Free Facebook promo, now accessible through the Internet.Org website or app, until May this year.

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March 27, 2015

Samsung Galaxy J1 Now on Sun Cellular Postpaid Plan

Sun Cellular continues to add more handsets to its portfolio with the latest one being the Samsung Galaxy J1 – on of the South Korean firm’s latest entry-level smartphone that’s primarily geared for selfie lovers.

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March 25, 2015

Liberty to launch mobile internet service in PH in 2016

Liberty Telecoms Holdings Inc., a joint venture of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and Qatar Telecommunications (QTel) has announced that it will launch its own mobile internet service in the country in early 2016. Continue Reading

March 23, 2015

Smart releases postpaid plans for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

With its registration page now open, Smart Communications Inc. has released its postpaid plans for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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March 23, 2015

Smart ups registration page for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Smart Communications, Inc. has opened their registration page for customers who want to get the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge under their postpaid plans.

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March 22, 2015

Globe opens pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Getting the newest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on a postpaid plan? Globe Telecom opened its website for pre-orders of the newest Samsung Galaxy flagship devices, and it’s not going to be as affordable as the previous models.

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March 18, 2015

Smart Teams Up with Internet.org to Bring Free Internet to Filipinos

In an effort to bring internet access to more people around the world, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched a global initiative called Internet.org some two years ago and partnered with the who’s who of the tech industry to achieve that goal. Today that initiative officially launched in the Philippines in partnership with Smart Communication, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular.

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March 18, 2015

Smart announces Galaxy S6 Edge on Infinity Plans

Smart has announced that they will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge under Smart Infinity Plans with starting monthly fees of Php3,500 to Php8,000.

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March 16, 2015

All the 7 Philippine ISPs to Choose From

The call for a more open competition in the internet service space is becoming louder as major players started to shift into volume based charging. While most people might think there are just 2 players in the Philippines, we tried counting and found 7 significant ISPs to choose from.

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March 16, 2015

Globe DSL switches from daily to monthly data caps

New subscribers of Globe Tattoo DSL will have a new subscription offering which puts the daily data cap to a monthly cap. Old subscribers will continue to follow the old plans while renewals or new subs will be offered monthly caps ranging from 10GB to 500GB per month.

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March 14, 2015

Average LTE speed at 8Mbps in the Philippines, ahead of US at 7Mbps

Recent data gathered by OpenSignal form over 11 million users worldwide shows the state of LTE globally, including specific data for the Philippines.

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March 10, 2015

Smart Big Bytes add Php5 for 5MB, Php50 for 300MB

Smart is introducing additonal data buckets to their Big Bytes data plans, starting with Php5 for 5MB data allocation.

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March 07, 2015

HP Stream 11 now available on Smart Gadget Plus Plans

HP’s low-cost netbook-grade Windows 8.1-powered laptop, the Stream 11, can now be availed through Smart’s Gadget Plus Plans – Plan 399. Continue Reading