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October 01, 2014

This Android app lets you browse sites without data connection

Cosmos is a web browser for smartphones and tablets that lets its users browse online without having the need for data connection. It’s currently available only for Android and is now downloadable on Google Play Store.

November 12, 2013

Smart, Sun & Globe offer 25 free SMS per day to Visayas victims

While cellular service are being slowly restored in typhoon Yolanda affected areas in the Visayas (specifically Samar, Leyte and Cebu), all the national carriers have banded together to offer free local and international SMS to subscribers in those areas.

September 27, 2012

How to cut the micro-SIM into a nano-SIM

Since the iPhone 5 is already out in the gray market, we managed to get a nano-SIM from a Globe Store a couple of days ago. They sell it for Php40 for prepaid or you can get a free replacement SIM if you’re on postpaid. Smart still doesn’t sell any nano-SIM so we had to […]

September 06, 2012

Globe confirms Nano-SIM, to start selling this month

Globe has finally admitted that it’s going to start selling the new Nano-SIM in its stores in anticipation of the new smartphones that will be using it. They were careful not to mention that yet-to-be-announced iPhone 5 that Apple is set to unveil in September 12.

August 05, 2012

Sun Cellular now offers micro-SIM card

Sun Cellular is now offering micro-SIM cards to all its postpaid and prepaid subscribers. This could be in anticipation of upcoming handsets in their network.

January 23, 2012

APN Settings for Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular

The following settings are applicable to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular for their APN settings (Access Point Name). The settings should work with majority of smartphones in the market. APN Settings for Globe Postpaid APN: internet.globe.com.ph Prepaid APN: http.globe.com.ph APN Settings for Smart Bro Postpaid APN: smartbro Prepaid APN: smartbro APN Settings for Smart Buddy, […]

December 16, 2011

Globe offers iPhone 4S Trade-in for iPhone 4, 3GS & 3G

In a bold move to retain old subscribers, Globe Telecom has announced a trade-in offer for all iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners who got their handset from Globe before (whether prepaid or postpaid).

October 11, 2011

Globe PowerSurf vs. Smart Always On

Smart first introduced the volume-based pricing plan for mobile phones with the Always On and was followed by Globe with their PowerSurf plans. Both might seem to offer similar packages but allowed for some differences depending on consumers’ usage patterns.

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.

August 13, 2011

The Hunt for a Globe HSPA+ Cell Site

After getting that list of Globe HSPA+ sites within Metro Manila, I took the task of finding out one and do some tests of my own.

July 29, 2011

NESIC speed test shows Smart Bro bests Tattoo

A recent speed test conducted by an independent professional engineering service, NESIC, showed that Smart Bro got better results, over-all. See some of the findings of the tests below.

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}.

September 08, 2010

APN Settings for Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular

The following settings are applicable to Smart, Globe and Sun Cellular for their APN settings (Access Point Name). The settings should work with majority of smartphones in the market. APN Settings for Globe Postpaid APN: internet.globe.com.ph Prepaid APN: http.globe.com.ph APN Settings for Smart Bro Postpaid APN: smartbro Prepaid APN: smartbro APN Settings for Smart Buddy, […]

September 06, 2010

Globe MyFi: 10 Things You Need to Know

Globe Telecom lent us their new toy — the mobile 3G router they call Globe MyFi. I’d like to share 10 things about the MyFi so you’re better informed about it before deciding to go and get one.

August 05, 2010

The Smart Bro Micro-SIM has arrived

So the Smart Bro micro-SIM that I mentioned last week arrived yesterday and I got a few additional information about the plan that came with it.

May 11, 2010

Smart WiMax coming soon!?

It has been revealed by Smart executives in previous media interviews but no concrete details have been announced yet. However, it seems like the telco is introducing its own version of what might be called Smart WiMax.

February 02, 2010

Bayan Broadband 512 Speed Test

We’re able to get a review unit of the new Bayan Broadband 3G service. Their claim of TrueSpeed is hinged on the promise that they can deliver true 512Kbps EV-DO to your home as long as the signal is strong.

January 21, 2010

Bayan Broadband offers EVDO at Php699

Bayan Broadband is now offering a new wireless internet plan on their CMDA network that starts at a low price of Php699 per month.

December 18, 2009

Globe Unlimited Prepaid Blackberry Plans

That didn’t take too long. Learned about this a couple of days ago but held off until it was official and the prepaid prices have been finalized. This is Globe Telecom‘s response to Smart’s Unlimited Prepaid Blackberry Plans.

November 13, 2009

How to Effectively Measure Broadband Speeds?

There will always be claims of product/service superiority among competing companies and the one between Smart and Globe is a classic example. The latest one is the battle between mobile broadband services Globe Tattoo and Smart Bro.

May 14, 2009

Globe offers Dell Netbook with HSDPA + GPS

Found this little pamphlet earlier today while paying my bills at one of the Globe Business Center. It’s a promo for a Dell Mini 9 with built-in Globe Tattoo SIM.

October 08, 2008

Installing Smart Bro & Globe Visibility on the same PC

The latest HSDPA 3G modem from Smart Bro and Globe Visibility were manufactured by ZTE in China. Both are practically plug-and-play devices. The problem is running both softwares (3G dialers) on the same PC.

June 06, 2008

umobile Wireless Broadband Package

While searching for the same umobile connection problems online, I bumped into this interesting discovery — the uMobile Wireless Broadband Package. Wow, I didn’t know umobile was already offering something similar to SmartBro Plugit!

October 11, 2007

Smart myTV faces more delays

Yesterday’s news about the PLDT’s new digital TV offering in Smart myTV isn’t any good to potential customers as more groups are moving to block the roll-out. This time, it’s the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA).

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 […]

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