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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March 24, 2014

Globe vs Smart: Samsung Galaxy S5 plans compared

Last week, both Globe and Smart released their respective offerings on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ve compiled them both and compared them against each other in case you’re thinking of getting one.

March 10, 2014

Funny and amazing stuff about tech in the Philippines

From being the text messaging capital of the world to becoming one of the top IT outsourcing hubs in the planet, the Philippines has certainly achieved a lot especially when it comes to anything that involves tech. For that we’re going to list some of the funny and amazing stuff about the technology industry in […]

February 02, 2014

Switching to Smart, not minding the FUP and Data Cap

Last week, Globe has actively enforced their FUP and monthly data caps. Both my Globe postpaid accounts have been hit (despite not getting the SMS notifications, yeah sucks). In desperation, I urgently applied for a Smart postpaid line as an alternate account.

January 25, 2014

Fair Use Policy: Globe vs. Smart compared

The idea of a Fair Use Policy is nothing new and has been enforced, albeit discreetly, by telcos on a case to case basis. Both Smart and Globe have their own version of the Fair Usage Policy for their network services, be it SMS, calls and mobile internet.

October 25, 2013

Smart’s iPhone 5S & 5C pre-order page goes live

MVP-led telco also wasted no time in coming up with their own pre-order page, allowing early adopters to get first dibs on the upcoming iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.

May 23, 2013

What happens after you reach the Data Cap?

Using multiple internet services has its benefits. I have 2 DSL providers at home, a postpaid mobile WiFi plan, and 2 smartphone subscriptions with mobile internet plans. As such, I am able to dedicate one line to a specific task or purpose.

January 27, 2013

Apple to announce iPhone 5 LTE with Smart & Globe?

In last week’s interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he revealed that they will be rolling out LTE support to 36 new countries by next week. Among the countries he specifically mentioned is the Philippines.

December 14, 2012

Globe promises unlimited LTE on iPhone 5

In a press briefing this morning, Globe formally announced the availability of the iPhone 5 in their network and also answered the lingering question of LTE support for the device.

December 07, 2012

iPhone 5 Plans: Smart vs. Globe Compared

Now that both telcos have published their prepaid and postpaid plans for the upcoming iPhone 5, we’ve come up with a more detailed breakdown to see which of the two offers the better deal.

December 07, 2012

Smart iPhone 5 Postpaid Plans and Prepaid Pricing

Smart is also releasing the iPhone 5 on December 14 and they’ve now published their prepaid kit prices and postpaid plans.

October 07, 2012

Smart increases LTE Plan 3500 from 10GB to 21GB

In a surprise move by Smart, the telco has suddenly increased its bandwidth cap for the Smart LTE Plan 3500 from a measly 10GB to a generous 21GB.

January 07, 2012

Anti-Bill Shock scheme from Globe & Smart

Sun Cellular started it all back in October of last year with their anti-bill shock Plan 350. Earlier this week, both Smart and Globe also introduced the anti-bill shock feature.

November 10, 2011

Smart finally catches up, to offer iPhone 4S to subs

Back in September 2010, I wrote about Smart’s bid to carry the iPhone 4 in the Philippines. The commitment price then was allegedly in the 6-billion peso range {read story here}. That did not pan out but Smart continues to talk to Apple regarding their internet-enabled iDevices.

September 02, 2011

m.Globe portal offers free Facebook, Twitter & Email

Globe has just launched their new mobile portal, called m.Globe, that offers free access to Globe services and feeds to your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

March 30, 2011

Merging Smart & Sun not good for consumers?

PLDT now has an overwhelming majority of the telco business in the Philippines — it owns Smart, Talk ‘N Text, Red Mobile and now Sun Cellular representing more than 70% of the subscriber base combined {see earlier story here}.

December 29, 2010

Bandwidth caps explained, NTC endorsed

A recent draft memorandum by the NTC indicates some sort of service level agreement where ISPs are required to provide a minimum guaranteed speed on subscriptions as well as allow for daily bandwidth capping on subscribers.

July 20, 2007

Globe caps Visibility users to 5GB a month

The other day, we had a meeting with a Globe executive to finalize details of an upcoming project (that’s for another story though). During our meeting, I stirred our discussion to some juicy stories and they were candid enough to share some information (which I believe is bloggable since I wasn’t asked to sign an […]

December 15, 2014

10 Internet problems Filipinos are facing nowadays

The Internet has changed the way we live. It has improved the way we communicate with people and how we share information. However, the Internet can also cause problems especially when it is not working as advertised or used as a tool for criminal acts. Filipinos are very familiar with such problems. Here are ten […]

December 08, 2014

Five things to do after buying a gadget

Don’t you feel elated when you purchase a new phone or tablet? Congratulations on your new device! Now that you’ve bought one, what should you do? Here are five things we recommend you to do after point-of-sale gadget purchases.

November 30, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

Perhaps the most impressive release of Samsung this year points to the Galaxy Note 4. The Korean company went all-out both on the hardware and material design. Check out our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 below.

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