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May 09, 2008

Globe 3G: 5 Pesos Internet and Disconnection Charges

Globe 3G may be facing some serious issues this month due to frequent disconnection charges on their 5 Peso per 15 minute rates. Last month, Globe introduced time-based charging on top of the previous kilobyte rates — a pleasant development to loyal Globe subscribers. Problem though is the arbitrary disconnection/reconnection charges.

April 24, 2013

Cable TV, internet tapping gets 5-year prison sentence

President Benigno Aquino III recently signed into law Republic Act No. 10515, also known as the Anti-Cable Television and Cable Internet Tapping Act of 2013, which prohibits and penalizes cable TV and cable internet tapping.

August 14, 2012

Is Piso Net really a lucrative business?

Piso Net has been making quite a buzz in the metro since early 2010, but it’s not only until recently that the enterprise got the attention of business-minded folks. So what is Piso Net and how are things from a business standpoint? Is it really a viable source of extra income? YugaTech investigates.

July 29, 2010

Smart wants you to stress-test their 3G network

So tomorrow (July 30), Smart will open their 3G network to everyone and offer free mobile internet for free within a 24-hour period.

August 07, 2009

Smart offers 2 hours 3G internet for Php20

Yesterday, Smart announced a new promo offering mobile internet users an extra hour for every hour of usage during off-peak times. That’s Php20 for 2 hours (Php10 per hour) between 2am to 6am.

April 05, 2008

Globe 3G: 5 Pesos for 15 minutes!

This just in. Got a message from someone inside Globe telling me Globe GPRS/3G/HSDPA (myGlobe GPRS and myGlobe Internet on your mobile phone settings) has moved to time-based charging. That’s 5 pesos for every 15 minutes! It’s about time.

October 12, 2006

At Php4/hour, will the net cafe business go bust?

An article on Inq7.net today points out to a booming internet cafe industry in Davao City. The business is so competitive that one only has to pay as low as 4 to 8 pesos an hour to surf the net. Now, doesn’t Php4/hour spell the death of this lucrative business? Here in Makati, the cheapest […]

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.

May 30, 2013

ABS-CBN looking to break the telco duopoly

The Lopez-led media conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation, has recently announced that it inked a Network Sharing Agreement with Globe Telecoms that will pave the way for the media company’s plan of being one of the key players in the local telecommunications industry.

April 04, 2013

In the age of mobile data, is an SMS still worth Php1?

Since free, unlimited SMS were abolished over a decade ago, local carriers have started charging for a text message at a par value of Php1.00. Even the free SMS that we get every time we top up our load credits have been reduced significantly thru the years.

October 08, 2012

Did you know Online Libel has been around since 2001?

It looks like the biggest issue of a lot of people with the Anti-Cybercrime Law (R.A. 10175) is the online defamation or online libel provisions. This is because everyone on Facebook or Twitter can now be held liable for their posts.

August 05, 2012

Sun offers Galaxy S3 free on Sun Plan 1699

This is a huge surprise from Sun Cellular. They are now offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 free on a postpaid plan with a monthly service fee of Php1,699.

July 18, 2012

Six (6) Mobile Phones on a Php6,000 Budget

Recent statistics suggest that the jaw-dropping growth of smartphone sales in the Philippines is largely due to steep competition and cheaper phones from numerous companies, thus, resulting in device manufacturers to offer entry-level smartphones that can offer so much more minus a higher price tag.

July 09, 2012

Huawei Ascend Y200 Review

Huawei’s Ascend Y200 is the company’s latest handset targeting the entry-level market. Its biggest asset — an Android smartphone packing an IPS LCD at under Php6k. Check out our full review of the Huawei Ascend Y200 after the break.

February 06, 2012

Huawei MediaPad Review

Huawei made big news last year when it announced the first Android 3.2 tablet running on a dual-core processor. That was in June 2011 and we first saw it in Singapore that day during the CommunicAsia 2011. Last December, it finally landed in the Philippines. Check out our full review of the Huawei MediaPad after […]

November 28, 2011

Noontec PowerMe Polo 4000mAh Portable Battery

The folks from Noontec Philippines gave me this new portable battery pack — a 4,000mAh PowerMe Polo. They’re the same guys who offered us the media player for review and actually gave it away to one of our readers.

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.

February 04, 2011

Update: Smart’s per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G

So I got an email from one of the engineers (Technical Services Division) of Smart wanting to clarify/correct my previous entry regarding the Php1 per minute rates Smart is offering.

February 01, 2011

Smart 3G: from Php10/30mins to Php1/min

[Update: Smart per Minute Rate for Mobile 3G] Smart is offering a new prepaid mobile internet plan — at one-peso-per-minute rate. That’s basically Php60 per hour, way more expensive than their current offering which is Php10 per 30 minutes or Php20 per hour.

November 30, 2010

Huawei E5 “Pocket MiFi” Review

There was a time when mobile Internet was considered a luxury service. It was only limited to corporate executives who needs mobile Internet to access Outlook emails and SharePoint files. Globe’s Visibility and Smart WeRoam were still uber expensive and you’re locked with a contract. Prepaid 3G or even EDGE connection is non-existent.

April 08, 2008

Pizza.com sold for $2.6 Million

Having owned the domain name Pizza.com since 1994, Chris Clark finally sold it in an auction and ended up with $2.6 Million. Generic domains still raking in tons of money.

January 17, 2008

dotPH taps PR to justify Domain Prices

An email sent to me by a reliable source narrates a recent story about domain Registry/Registrar dot.PH taking on a Public Relations agency to spin the idea why PH domains still costs $35 a pop.

October 15, 2007

How much should music cost?

After my talk at the SEMCON last week, I was approached by several attendees to discuss several stuff. One of the topics included the state of online music store in the Philippines. The main question I was trying to answer was — How much should music cost?

September 20, 2007

Making Sense of the NBN Project

Been watching the live broadcast of the Senate hearing over the National Broadband Network Project for the last 7 hours and I must say that despite the politics behind the issue, I was more frustrated with the Senators asking repetitive questions and making non-sense tech-related conclusions (that goes to Mar Roxas and Dick Gordon). Allow […]

December 07, 2006

Appreciating technology back home…

In my recent travels, both local and abroad, the number one concern I always have is connectivity. Back home in the Philippines, we’re lucky to get GPRS or 3G connectivity and can practically be anywhere in the 7,107 islands and still be hooked online somehow. When your daily chores are dependent on the availability of […]

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