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July 03, 2008

Results: Mobile 3G Usage

We’ve got over a hundred submissions from our recent poll on mobile 3G services. The results are not that surprising but the breakdown of services is a bit interesting though. See figures and graphs after the jump.

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June 25, 2008

GT opens Globe Labs Division

In a press launch this afternoon, Globe Telecom announced the opening of a new division aptly named Globe Labs. The new department will embark in innovative projects including the recently concluded 3G Multimedia Challenge.

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June 24, 2008

What will happen to Globe Visibility Unlimited?

People have been asking that since Globe Visibility has obviously moved into the flat prepaid and tiered postpaid models, what will happen to subscribers who are on the GV Unlimited plans?

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June 10, 2008

Globe iPhone 3G Post-Paid Plans Unveiled?


Got an email tipping us of the possible Globe Telecom Post-Paid Plans for the new iPhone 3G coming this September in the Philippines. These postpaid plans are not final and may change but more or less close to what you’ll expect when it comes out.

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May 13, 2008

Will you switch providers for an iPhone?

Since the short announcement by Globe yesterday, it’s been the talk of the town already. Most of the tech journalists I talked to yesterday and today tell me this may not be a game-changer for Globe and I tend to agree with them.

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April 03, 2008

OFW woes with Globe’s Kababayan SIM Card

An old friend sent me an email about his problems with Globe’ Kababayan SIM card when using it in Singapore. He tried to reach Globe CSR to no avail and requested if I could publish his letter here.

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February 21, 2008

Mobile WiMax: So near yet so far.

A short news report today from Inquirer says that Mobile WiMax in the Philippines will be rolled out by the end of the year. Could this be the Globe Innove and Intel Philippines WiMax service I blogged about last October?

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November 10, 2007

Nokia, Globe, Ayala Foundation on Text2Teach

Attended a media lunch last Wednesday to witness the donation of Nokia Philippines to the Text2Teach Project which is spearheaded by the Ayala Foundation, SouthEast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Innotech (SEAMEO-Innotech) and Globe.

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September 15, 2007

Smart Bro is getting some competition?

A tip from Lawrence got me all curious about this alleged new HSDPA modem from Globe. A wireless landline plus broadband service has been reported as early as last year and is branded as Speak ‘n Surf.

This month, I was told an upgraded system will be rolled out commercially, promising speeds way better than that of Smart Bro.

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September 06, 2007

What the Globe Life means to the regular consumers?

Globe LifeDuring the Press Launch of the consolidated brand Globe Life this afternoon at the Oriental Mandarin Hotel, I asked CEO Gerry Ablaza Jr. what this change would mean to the regular consumer aside from having Globe Telecoms, Innove Communications and G-Xchange run under one umbrella brand.

And his answer?

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August 27, 2007

Globe rebrands and upgrades DSL speeds

Globe TelecomsA reader emailed today about the recent Globe rebranding and points me to their recent DSL package upgrades. Obviously, we’ve all noticed that every time the other ISP upgrades their offerings, the other responds with the same.

That’s healthy competition that benefits the consumers.

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August 12, 2007

Globe Mobile TV launched quietly

Globe TelecomsRight after the recent Globe Telecoms re-branding, they also quietly launched a similar mobile TV offering for their subscribers. During the Smart myTV announcement months ago, it was also rumored that Globe is in talks with another competing cable provider to offer mobile TV.

Looks like they’ve finally rolled out the service early last week and aptly named it Globe Mobile TV.

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February 23, 2007

Globe is co-presenting the Phil. Blog Awards

Thanks to the people from Globe Telecoms and Globe Innove has agreed to become Co-Presentors for this year’s Philippine Blog Awards.

We’re all gearing to a huge, huge event this March 31. Oops, did I just said the date?

Thanks to everyone for the support. Now, I’m off to the event’s committee meeting.

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September 21, 2006

Complete List of Globe WiZ Hotspots

When the guys from Globe Innove gave me a free WiZ (Wireless Internet Zone) account, I retorted that they didn’t have any list of hotspots posted on their website (not even on that login page you see when you’re hooked up with one of them wifi access points).

They shot me an email with the complete list below. (This one hasn’t been updated since December 10, 2005!)
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April 23, 2006

Globe Postpaid Plus ++

Just read from the newspaper this afternoon that Globe Telecoms will be permanently offering unlimited NDD calls from Globe landlines to any number in their network (fixed lines, mobiles phones TNT, G, etc.). That beats PLDT’s unlimited Php10/call any day.

The Globe PostPaid Plus package also includes unlimited internet access to GlobeQUEST Dial. All that for a fixed price of Php750 per month. Regular landline subscribers will need to upgrade to this service plan while new subscribers are automatically upgraded.

I forgot the rest of the details but if you’re interested, you can call them at (02) 79SUPRT (797.87.78) if you’re in Metro Manila or 1800-8-79SUPRT (1800-8-7978778), toll-free from your Globelines or Handyphone.

Their website for dial-up subscribers isn’t updated with this info though.

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October 21, 2005

Globelines Broadband at 2Mbps

Got home this evening to find pamphlets at my doorstep from Globe. Apparently they are now offering broadband connections to residential areas with speeds of up to 2Mbps. Sweet.

Here are the DSL rates and prices:

*GenTxt Express Unlimited

Monthly Fee: Php995
DSL Speed: 384kbps

Express Unlimited
Monthly Fee: Php1,495 (promo price of Php995 just now)
DSL Speed: 384kbps

Explore Silver
Monthly Fee: Php1,995
DSL Speed: 768kbps

Explore Gold
Monthly Fee: Php2,995
DSL Speed: 2Mbps

* I think the GenTxt plan is for students. Not sure about it but looks very similar to the PLDT DSL student rate before (Plan 998 or something). And read this — a Globelines landline subscription is NOT a prerequisite to Globelines broadband.

The 2Mbps under Explore Gold plan did took most of my attention. Really, really nice to have something like that at home all by myself. And to think that only last year, I was paying GreenDot Php2,750 for a mere 256kbps connection.