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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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October 15, 2014

Globe opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

A week after Smart launched its pre-order page, Globe Telecom has finally opened its pre-order page for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 along with the Gear S smartwatch.

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October 09, 2014

What’s wrong with Globe’s 100% 4G HSPA+ coverage?

Globe Telecom proudly announced the completion of rolling out its HSPA+ technology and that its entire network has already been equipped with 4G coverage. Although that may be the case, subscribers in different parts of Philippines are still complaining of poor connectivity from the telco. Here’s why it’s hard to verify if Globe indeed has 100% HSPA+ coverage.

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October 08, 2014

Globe Telecom network is now 100% 4G HSPA+

The Ayala-led telecommunications company, Globe Telecom, has announced that its entire network is now equipped with 4G HSPA+.
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October 08, 2014

Galaxy Note 4 & Gear S free on Smart Infinity Plan 5000

Yesterday, Smart announced it is accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Shortly after, they also release he postpaid plans that allow subscribers to get the handset for free.

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October 07, 2014

Smart opens pre-order for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

In line with the global roll-out of SGN 4, Smart Communications has announced that the company is now accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

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October 03, 2014

Smart now offers 30MB + Unli FB on All Prepaid & Postpaid Subs, extends until next year!

Breaking news: In an update to the Free Internet promo Smart Communications started a week ago, Smart, Talk and Text, and Sun Cellular’s postpaid subscribers can now enjoy the same privileges as prepaid subscribers are currently having with their free 30MB internet.

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October 03, 2014

Smart now offers Prepaid Data Roaming for Php500/day

Smart has just enabled international data roaming for prepaid subscribers with unlimited daily mobile internet access for only Php500 per day.

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September 30, 2014

Smart taps GSMA to improve security against spam

Smart Communications has announced that the company is currently in talks with GSM Association regarding a service that would heighten the telco’s effort against SMS spams and scams.

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September 28, 2014

‘Free’ internet: Is it worth it?

Telecom rivals have announced their aces for all their prepaid subscribers this week: Smart with free 30MB mobile internet everyday until November 30, and again Globe with free Facebook starting next week. The next question that comes to mind: Are these really beneficial, or are they charge-bait promos that will give us more headaches?

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September 26, 2014

Globe Telecom to bring back Free FB promo

Breaking news: Telecommunications giant Globe Telecom announces that it will offer again its Free Facebook promo starting next week.

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September 26, 2014

Smart, TNT, Sun to offer free mobile internet

Breaking news: Conglomerate Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced free mobile data for all prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk ‘N Text.

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September 21, 2014

Globe, Smart changes load sharing to combat text scams

Due to rampant incidents of load sharing scams, both Smart and Globe have changed the way they operate sharing of eLoads. Majority of text scams deceive subscribers into claiming free credits but inputting and replying to specific SMS queries.

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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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