When I first got the news about Globe’s Super Surf on BlackBerry Max, I was a bit confused since there’s already Super Surf for BlackBerry for some time now, just like on any other handset.
Maybe it was just a re-branding of sorts but the pricing schedule seems different and the one for BlackBerry Max is more expensive by at least Php300 per month.
Turns out, the two are different from each other and this is explained best on their FAQ:
Both Super Surf for BlackBerry and Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX offer unlimited data plans that will enable you to email, chat and browse as long as you want on your BlackBerry handset. However, Super Surf for BlackBerry only covers surfing on BlackBerry APN which limits surfing to BlackBerry-connect sites and does not cover video streaming or using the service as a modem. Subscription fees are P1,200/30 days, P220/5 days, P50/day.
Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX, on the other hand, covers unlimited surfing on both BlackBerry and Internet APN. It covers unlimited access to internet and unlimited BlackBerry access (using BlackBerry messenger, push email etc.). Subscription fees are P1,500/30 days, P300/5 days.
The Super Surf for BlackBerry MAX will be available starting May 21, 2010 – August 18, 2010.
Regular Postpaid subscribers may just text BB MAX ON (Php1,500 for 30 days) or BB MAX 300 (Php300 for 5 days) and wait for the SMS confirmation with terms and conditions. For My Super Plan subscribers, just text MYBB MAX ON (Php1500 for 30 days) or MYBB MAX 300 (Php300 for 5 days) and wait for the SMS confirmation with terms and conditions.
To opt out, just text BB MAX OFF (for Regular Postpaid) or MYBB MAX OFF (for My Super Plan).