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November 20, 2014

Cherry Mobile partners with Globe for free 150MB/mo for 1 year

Cherry Mobile has announced that they are teaming up with Globe Telecoms to provide consumers with free 150MB worth of data every month for twelve (12) months when they buy any of the three participating Cherry Mobile Android handsets.

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November 15, 2014

Globe Prepaid LTE SIM now available

The long wait is over: Ayala-led telecommunications giant Globe Telecom now offers prepaid LTE SIM cards for its subscribers who want to speed up their mobile internet speeds across the nation.

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October 24, 2014

OpenSignal compares Globe and Smart’s LTE speed

OpenSignal, a company specializing in wireless coverage mapping, released a report that focuses on Philippine Internet – particularly our LTE speed. They compared two of our telecoms (Globe and Smart) to show where they stand in terms of download speed, upload speed, and latency. Continue Reading

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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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September 30, 2014

CloudFone Epic 7.0 launched, free at mySUPERPLAN 499

CloudFone, in partnership with Intel and Globe Telecoms has launched the Epic 7.0, an Intel Clover Trail-powered tablet with a 7-inch display and an expandable 8GB internal storage.

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July 19, 2014

How to use GCash to send load to other networks via text

Using Globe‘s GCash wallet to send load to other networks like Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun is now possible by texting! Simply follow the steps below to share load to your friends and family. Continue Reading

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July 02, 2014

Globe claims 100% 3G coverage, 4G/LTE in 3 months

Yesterday, Globe Telecom boasted the fruition of their recent efforts (not to mention investments) in expanding their network’s reach in the country. In the press conference, Globe President Ernest Cu stated that the Ayala-led telco now has 100% coverage for 3G and is looking to do the same feat for 4G/LTE in the next 90 days.

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June 27, 2014

NTC bans two companies from sending spam messages, seeks to fine them

The NTC or National Telecommunications Commission has ordered health insurance Caritas Health Shield Inc. and training provider Center for Global Best Practices to stop bombarding Globe Telecom users with spam messages. This is due to the complaints filed by Globe itself regarding unsolicited text messages sent to its subscribers urging them to avail of the companies’ services. Continue Reading

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May 08, 2014

SMS should be at Php 0.80 only – NTC

Rejoice! Well at least it is now finally clear, Short Messaging Service (SMS) rates should be at Php 0.80 only since December 2011. How many regular SMS did you send since then?
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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. Continue Reading

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November 10, 2013

Globe restores signal in Tacloban, Smart to follow

The country’s leading mobile service providers are keen on restoring their services in Tacloban after the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

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March 26, 2013

Globe receives extra $120M funding from Metrobank

Yesterday, Metrobank and Globe has formally signed an agreement for a $120M term loan that is said to be used for the telco’s capital expenditures which includes the current network modernization.

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February 27, 2013

NTC to penalize telcos for not meeting QoS standards

So it seems that the National Telecommunications Commission is really serious about bringing the Quality of Service of the two major telcos (Globe Telecom and Smart Communication) at par with their standards, or else they’ll face the wrath of Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba and his troops.

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October 29, 2012

Globe, PLDT activate landline interconnection in Tarlac

Globe Telecom has announced today its commercial activation of local interconnection in Tarlac between its landline service, Globelines, and PLDT.

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April 17, 2011

It’s not about who’s first but who’s better!

The telecoms industry have always been slugging it out in terms of “price wars”. Sometimes, they’d also do the same in the technology front and being the first of anything new is always considered a prized trophy. Globe and Smart (and Sun, pre-PLDT acquisition) have been like that for years.

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June 06, 2008

umobile connection problems with Globe

Anybody else on umobile having connection problems with Globe? Got my umobile SIM a couple days ago but never bothered using it until last night after finding out the’ve got some nice numbers — mine’s 0999-3000-xyy.

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May 13, 2008

Philippines ranks #7 in Mobile Web Traffic

The recent April 2008 traffic report from mobile advertising company AdMob reveals that the Philippines is ranked among the top 10 countries with highest traffic for the mobile web.

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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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May 12, 2008

Globe Telecom nabs Apple iPhone deal

An email just this afternoon pointed me to the press release that Globe Telecom has agreed with Apple to exclusively offer the iPhone in the Philippines. Announcement was made at 1PM this afternoon.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 26, 2005

Intel & Globe teams up for WiMAX

Globe’s broadband subsidiary Innove Communications has partnered with Intel to test out WiMAX for residents in Trece Martirez, Cavite. Trials for WiMax will be done by selected employees of Intel in Cavite. testing will be done in about 3 months and once this has been deemed viable, Globe might offer the service in Metro Manila in as early as 2007.

In a news article published in Manila Bulletin here:

The availability and pervasiveness of WiMAX-compliant equipment and communication tools will play a major role in determining the timetable for its commercial deployment. According to Intel, the main advocate of WiMAX technology, outdoor and indoor CPEs will be available between now and next year, costing between $350 and $400.

The second-generation CPEs, which will be indoor self-installable modems similar to a cable or DSL modem and will be priced around $250, are expected to be available in early 2007. Eventually, CPEs will be integrated in laptops which should become available in 2007-08, while cellphones with CPEs inside should come out in 2008-09.

Sounds pretty exciting to me. We should be able to get some competition for Smart WiFi with this, but WiMax is in a much better position to provide high-speed and reliable broadband internet in the country.