Right 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.
The corporate website outlines the specifics of the mobile TV service:
They offer two channel lineups: LIVE and Made-for-Mobile (Looped, which means pre-recorded)
Available Channels: ABS-CBN, GMA, CNN, theHub, Sports
Requirements: Globe Prepaid/ Postpaid Sim, 3G Video Call â€“ capable handset (set to 3G/UMTS or Dual mode)
Supported Phones: All 3G/HSDPA Phones except the ff:
* Nokia Series 40 3G phones: 6280, 6233, 6288, 7390, 6151
* Older Nokia 3G phone: 7600, 6650
* Motorola 3G phones: E770, V3x, V3xx, K3, V6, V6maxx, C1000, V1050, E1070, E1000, V975, V980, A835. A1010, A1000
Usage Charging: Promo rate is at P5.00/minute. For postpaid subscribers, you can use your free minutes to watch TV for free. It will be charged against your free minutes as you use it together with your regular voice and video calls.
Operation: Do a video call to *9000.
Huge difference with Smart myTV, methinks.
- Globe uses their existing 3G network while Smart myTV is on a separate digital network.
- Charging on Globe is Php300 per hour while Smart is flat Php488 a month.
- More supported phones for Globe Mobile TV since they work on pre-existing 3G capable phones.
Didn’t really have any detailed knowledge of this before. Will ask the Marketing people on our Monday meeting about this.