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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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November 09, 2014

Smart starts capping Data Plans from Unli to 18GB

With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Smart’s postpaid plans, the telco has also imposed data caps on mobile internet. This was recently revealed during their announcement of the new postpaid plans.

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November 08, 2014

Smart iPhone 6, 6 Plus Postpaid Plans revealed

Smart has now revealed their postpaid plans for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Check out the table of the all the different plans fro the iPhone below.

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November 07, 2014

Globe iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Postpaid Plans

Globe has started offering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on their postpaid plans and we now have the details on how much you’ll be able to get it.

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November 06, 2014

Get 3 free smartphones at Sun Postpaid Group Plan 1299

Sun Cellular has recently announced the new Sun Postpaid Group Plan 1299 which is a perfect suit for a group of friends or a family of three.

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October 31, 2014

Smart SOS SURF10 loans you 20 mins Internet for Php10

Smart originally introduced the SOS emergency load back in 2010 and this time they’re adding another feature that includes 20 minutes of emergency internet.

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October 29, 2014

Smart to offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus next month

Smart Communications has just announced that they will start offering the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus on November 14.

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October 25, 2014

Smart opens pre-registration page for iPhone 6

Just a day after Globe opened its pre-registration page for the Apple iPhone 6, Smart has also opened their own microsite for interested subscribers who wish to own the latest iPhone on the said carrier. Continue Reading

October 25, 2014

Globe releases postpaid plans for Galaxy Note 4

Following Smart’s postpaid plan unveiling, Globe has also released their postpaid plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, from an All Unli Plan to Plan 10000 at 6 months to 30 months contract periods.

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October 24, 2014

Smart releases postpaid plans for Galaxy Note 4

A couple of weeks after they opened their pre-order page, Smart has finally released their postpaid plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 starting at Data Plan 999 and All-in Plan 500. Continue Reading

October 24, 2014

OpenSignal compares Globe and Smart’s LTE speed

OpenSignal, a company specializing in wireless coverage mapping, released a report that focuses on Philippine Internet – particularly our LTE speed. They compared two of our telecoms (Globe and Smart) to show where they stand in terms of download speed, upload speed, and latency. Continue Reading

October 24, 2014

Globe iPhone 6 pre-registration now up!

Globe Telecom has just opened their iPhone 6 microsite for those who are interested to order an iPhone 6.

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October 16, 2014

LG G3 will be free on Smart UnliData 2000

Smart Communications has just announced that the LG G3, the South Korean firm’s current flagship smartphone, will be available free of charge on select Smart postpaid plans.

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