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March 22, 2014

Globe bares GoSurf at 5GB Mobile Internet + LTE

Due to that Unli-LTE or Unli-Data brouhaha from the last couple of months, there has been a lot of complaints regarding the Fair Use Policy implemented by Globe. To address this mis-information, it looks like they’re now calling it the way it should be.

So instead of the Unli-Internet or the Unli-Data being offered as a base service to mobile postpaid plans, they’re placing the data cap right front and center.

Hence, the previous Unli-Data which has been redefined by their FUP as 3GB of LTE then unlimited access to the 2G network is now a standard.

Subscribers will be offered a GoSurf plans which is basically 5GB of LTE plus unlimited access to the EDGE network after the allocation is consumed. It’s still basically unlimited access to their data network, only that you’ll be transferred to the slower network once you’ve consumed 5GB of data.

This move has been bared along with the announcement of the full Samsung Galaxy S5 postpaid plans.

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70 Responses to “Globe bares GoSurf at 5GB Mobile Internet + LTE”

  1. Critic says:

    There’s no such thing as unlimited. Lahat may hangganan. The real issue here is how much do we really need and how much they can really provide.

  2. Abubot says:

    With unlimited, it’s the physics that breaks it. If you allow unlimited usage, you will eventually run out of gas.

  3. lala says:

    si Suncell taga-globe yan kunwari lang yan…
    Di pa kagad magiimplement ng FUP si Smart kasi nakikinabang pa sya sa mga naloko ni Globe.
    Pero atleast ngayun tama na offer ni Globe pero syempre malay natin after 3 months gagawin nya 1Gb yang 5Gb offer nya pag may nabenta na sya.(ehehe bitter lang pero may possibility)

    PS: inooffer naman talaga ang “unlimited” services and products like unlimited rice ng Mang Inasal. Wala na silang pakielam dapat dun kung may matabang taong malakas magrice na sasabihan nilang hanggang 10 extra rice lang pede kasi abusado na sya!

    • Abubot says:

      I disagree, magooffer lang sila ng unlimited extra rice while they have their resources so kung magstay ka dun ng 24×7 and wala ng crew, stop na ang unlimited rice mo. Also, pag wala na silang rice sa storage di sila oorder ng rice just for you. The keyword is as long as they have resources. As far as I know, there’s no such thing as unlimited resources. Lahat may hangganan.

  4. curious says:

    @Abubot

    Gusto ko lang po mag-comment na mas maganda i-confine ang “unlimited” context to something intangible since that is the scope of what globe really offers.

    I think Globe (and any other telco) can indeed offer unlimited data services since that service is basically just an interface to the “theoretically” unlimited data that one can consume from the internet. So, I think included challenges for any telco, not only Globe, are the proper and sufficient equipments to offer unlimited data services, and proper technological knowledge of how to optimize said equipments according to intended purpose.

    Very clearly, sa mga factors na yan meron pagkukulang ang Globe. I think it’s correct to say na Globe bit more than it could chew. Marami at mahaba ang mg possible routes sa mga ideas and personal sentiments nating mga subscribers but I just wanted to share my 10 cents.

  5. lala says:

    @Abubot: Kumpanya na pinag-uusapan natin dito at may maraming ISIP gumagana dyan. Inooffer usually ang “unlimited” kasi kaya nila iprovide meaning may resources din. Tignan mo 2G ng Globe, UNLIMITED di ba?

    Better point is lahat may exception, disclaimer etc. (di ko lam tawag usually yung mga may asterisk)
    Sample nga is closing nila is ganito, or sa mga buffet unlimited pero up to 3 hours stay lang and bawal magtira, blah blah blah. Walang masama sa FUP ni Globe ganun naman ginagawa mostly. Yung implementation lang ako nagdisagree kasi nahanapan nila ng butas na pwede sya iimplement dun sa mga existing!

    PS ulit: Hwag mong sabihing bat di ako magDSL kung heavy user ako. First is pagbabayarin nila ako pretermination. 2nd is bago ako kumuha tested ko na hindi bumababa sa 20Mbps dito malapit Makati (noon T_T). 3rd may libreng phone.

  6. Miria says:

    Disappointing,

    Globe Galaxy S5 = 5GB LTE
    Smart Galaxy S5 = UNLIMITED

    I chose the wrong network.

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  8. Greg says:

    I can’t believe the stupidity of Globe! I just got off the phone with a globe rep because I asked if I can avail of the gosurf plan. Guess what? Di daw pwede kasi naka “mybestever” plan 1799 ako with Supersurf 999. Di daw ako qualified kasi di daw pwede terminate yung Supersurf 999 ko and palitan ng Gosurf 999! Tanga!

  9. teemo says:

    yugatech parang wrong yung info na provided nyo
    ——
    Subscribers will be offered a GoSurf plans which is basically 5GB of LTE plus unlimited access to the EDGE network after the allocation is consumed. It’s still basically unlimited access to their data network, only that you’ll be transferred to the slower network once you’ve consumed 5GB of data.
    ——
    here’s why
    ——
    What happens after I use up my MB allocation?

    For Prepaid customers, your succeeding internet connections will be charged P5 for 15 minutes unless you register again to a mobile data promo.

    For Postpaid customers, your succeeding internet connections will be charged P2 per MB. Postpaid GoSurf comes with a no bill shock guarantee that ensures GoSurf customers on GoSurf999 and below that they will not pay more than P1,500 for data monthly. Customers on GoSurf 1799 and GoSurf2499 promo plans will not pay more than P3,000 for data monthly.
    ———
    Will I experience slower speeds if I exceed my GoSurf MB allocation for the month?

    No, you will not experience slower speeds if you exceed your GoSurf plan’s MB allocation.

    ——–

  10. teemo says:

    Addl
    ito po yung explanation ng csr. Iba po ito sa pagkaka intindi ko but nevertheless ito na po
    ..
    yung go surf consumable data na may anti bill shock depende sa plan na kukuhain mo. so parang true unlimited internet at a more expensive price
    ..
    so sa
    plan 999 pag lumagpas ka ng 5gb per month is 2 pesos per mb at cap po ito at 1500 regradless if ilang mb o gb ma consume mo,,
    999 base plan plus 1500= 2499 per month para sa unlimited internet, yan po explanation ng globe csr.

    if plan 1799 ka add ka ng 3k para unli net
    if 2499, add lang din ng 3k para unli net


    yung old postpaid under my superplan unlisurf, di pwede mag change ng combo from unlisurf 999 to go surf 999 unless tapos na contract nyo.

    ang galing talaga ng globe pag dating…..

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