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February 17, 2014

Globe plans to offer tiered pricing, top ups amid FUP

Globe Telecom, in a response to the NTC last week, has revealed that they are planning to offer tiered pricing to their data plans in order to address the concerns regarding data caps imposed in recent weeks.

In a report by PhilStar, Globe has responded to the NTC regarding the strict enforcement of their Fair Use Policy and revealed plans to offer subscribers several options to increase their data allocation.

This confirms the previous information we gathered from a source inside Globe that some sort of bucket pricing will be offered soon. Once it is implemented, subscribers will be able to top up and increase their daily limit of 1GB to any allocation.

This direction is similar to the existing PowerSurf promo that Globe already has in place. The difference is that the top up is above the Php999 monthly unlimited internet of existing subscribers.

We still don’t have any exact information on the fees for the top up but we imagine it to be something like this:

Current Plan: Php999 unli data/internet @ 1GB daily limit

Top Up options:

Add Php299/month for additional 1GB/day limit (2GB daily total limit)
Add Php499/month for additional 3GB/day limit (4GB daily total limit)
Add Php999/month for additional 9GB/day limit (10GB daily total limit)

These are just examples but we will update you once the actual figures arrive.

Three weeks ago, Globe started enforcing their 4-year old FUP which sparked a lot of outrage from its subscribers.

Around 30,000 to 60,000 or 3% of Globe’s close to 2 million subscribers are affected by their FUP based on the 1GB/day or 3GB per month limit.

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72 Responses to “Globe plans to offer tiered pricing, top ups amid FUP”

  1. AA says:

    Walang kwentang Globe yan. Download/Update pa lang ng apps sa appstore/playstore ubos na yang 3gb per month. Pano pa yung mga music streaming sites and cloud data backup? Hindi lang facebook and twitter and ginagawa ng mga tao. Gahamang Globe. Anlakas nyo magbenta ng mga plans tapos icacap nyo lang din. Matatapos na contract ko with Globe this April. Even though Im not affected by this FUP dahil may dsl ako sa bahay, dahil sa ginawa ninyo lilipat na ako.

  2. Ratheon says:

    Check these promotional marketing LIES globe used to sucker us into their ‘Unlimited’ internet services.
    It reads “Globe promises unlimited LTE on iPhone 5
    http://www.yugatech.com/telecoms/globe-promises-unlimited-lte-on-iphone-5-at-unlisurf-rates/

    heres another one:
    which reads “…the revolutionary Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with its features best enjoyed with an unlimited LTE plan from Globe which offers a plan value that’s almost double of what you pay for,” said Raul Macatangay, Head of Globe Postpaid.

    emphasis on “UNLIMITED LTE PLAN FROM GLOBE” – which qouted from the HEAD OF GLOBE POSTPAID no less!
    http://www.mb.com.ph/globe-unveils-most-unbeatable-unlimited-data-plan-offer-for-samsung-galaxy-note-3/

    LIERS!

  3. goodha says:

    baka typo lang ang ads ni globe. FUP: forever unlimited payment at hindi fair usage policy. im just wondering how that minimal 3% heavy data users would affect the whole 97% system wide. it goes to show that hindi kaya ng system ng globe. nagkandalokoloko na yung services ni globe be it prepaid or postpaid: postpaid billing issues, this fup thingy, signal coverage, lte limited lte coverage. between the two telcos, smart pa din (for now).
    dati dati, pagnaka globe ikaw, sosyal ang dating mo. ngayon, waley na.

  4. Summer says:

    Bakit hindi nyu matanggap na walang pambili ang Globe ng mga network devices na pwedeng mag-allow ng 20 GB a day. Mahirap ba intindihing pangit ang facilities ng Globe at FUP ang solusyon? Lemme give you a hint: Smart has better infrastructure.

    • abuzalzal says:

      Uu nga

      Pati DSL nila naka cap. Minsan dadayain ka pa sasabihin na reach mo na yung limit kahit hindi naman. Kalbaryo ang mag subscribe sa Globe mapa wireless plan or DSL….either way dadayain ka

  5. Ged says:

    Kalokohan ng globe.. addional payment for addtional bandwidth?
    pano kung LAHAT NG 3% NA HEAVY USER AY WILLING MAG BAYAD.. EDI STILL CONGESTED PADIN ANG NETWORK NG GLOBE.. KUMITA PA SILA SA PAREHONG SERVICE.

  6. Ged says:

    Sa mga matalino dyan.. may tanong ako na gusto ko malaman..
    Sino, saan , ano, ba ang ISP ng mga ISP natin dito sa pilipinas? I mean may binabayaran ba sila GLOBE, PLDT, ETC ng connection sa ibang bansa? At ganun ba kamahal un? Kaya ganon nalang ilimit ng globe ang net nila? Salamat sa makakasagot hehe…

  7. Bert says:

    It took 30 years for the RADIO to reach 10million listeners
    It took 10 years for the TELEVISION to reach 10million viewers
    But on the INTERNET it took for just 4years..

    Nakakatawang isipin HITECH na nga may LIMIT naman. Buti pa nung araw.. wala namang limit sa pakikinig ng radio at walang limit sa panonood ng tv.. ngayon may limit sa pag iinternet.

  8. cranium says:

    common internet activity estimates

    Email (text only) = 50 KB
    Web page browsing = 1MB
    Music streaming = 1 MB per minute
    Video streaming (Standard def) = 5 MB per minute (480p mpeg4)
    Photo transfer (down or up) (Hi-Res) = 5-6 MB
    Music transfer (down or up) = 4-6 MB per music file
    VoIP (e.g. Skype) = 1 MB per minute
    VoIP with Video = 8 MB per minute
    (i.e. as above with webcam)
    Online gaming = 150 MB per hour

  9. Vino Kulafu says:

    Mga boplaks pala kayo eh. Di nyo ba alam na may FUP din si Smart? Naunahan lang sila ni Globe pero for sure susunod din yan mag offer ng top-ups. Yun ang trend ngayon kahit sa abroad. Basa-basa pag may time.

    • 'em says:

      OO nga meron silang FUP pero ito ang official statement ng SMART… Yung explanation ng Globe sa article na iyan, milya-milya.. paki basa na lang…

      “With respect to our FUP, this has not been a source of concern because we upgraded our network in 2011-2012 and have more than sufficient capacity to handle our mobile data traffic. Today, we continue to expand our network data capacity to stay ahead of demand. We are also carefully studying current data traffic patterns and customer data usage in our network so that we can maintain a fair usage policy that best serves our customer’s needs.” -Mr.Ramon Isberto, Head, Public Affairs, Smart Communications

      http://www.unbox.ph/editorials/smart-and-globe-issue-statements-about-fair-use-policy/

  10. ANGRY SUBSCIRBER says:

    MANLOLOKO GLOBE! GINAWA NILA YANG FUP PARA DAGDAGAN ANG BAYARIN NIYO AT PAGKAKITAAN TAYO KAHIT SUPER NAPAKA BAGAL NG SERICE NILA! IMBIS NA IUPGRADE NILA MGA HARDWARE ATE EQUIPMENT NILA, GANYAN KABOBO ANG NAISIP NILANG SOLUSYON! MGA CORRUPT!

  11. adonno says:

    Try nila tanggalin yng fup for a week at sbhin nila sa mga subscribers nila na wlang data cap for a week tingnan naten kung kung 3% lng tlga ang nageexceed

  12. abuzalzal says:

    Out of topic lang

    Sa area ko, madalas kong tanungin sa mga sales rep ng Globe kung bakit hindi pa nakakarating ang high-speed internet sa amin…iisa ang sagot nila…

    ”May upgrading ng facilities po kasing nagaganap”

    lolwut?

    gtfo

  13. globebulok says:

    Asan na ang mga fanboys na nagsasabing mas maganda mag globe kesa sa smart, dali ipaglaban nyo network nyo.

  14. boboglobe says:

    BOBO! TCP-IP DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT. GLOBE IS FEEDING ON THE COMMON PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE ON BOTTLE NECKING.

    BUT THE INTERNET DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT!!!

    GLOBE IS THE DEVIL.

  15. rico says:

    eh di ganon din congested pa rin network kung me options pala. me FUP pa kayong nalalaman, ang talagang dahilan ay pera.

    sa speed pa at capped pa lang nila, lugi ka na eh, magdadagdag ka pa.

    GLOBE, and bobo nyo.

  16. bye says:

    Goodbye globe!

  17. -Joe says:

    Good morning po. pakisawsaw lang po sa issue na to.. sa mga die hard at employee ng Globe dyan paki sabi sa CEO nyong bulok na mag upgrade kayo ng Infrastructure every year kasi yong number of subscriber ay tumataas lang yan.

    Let say meron kayong 5 million subscriber both prepaid at postpaid(wireless) at yong capability ng infrastructure nyo ay 3-4 million lang? dun lang kayo babawi sa FUP na gimmick? (Fair & Unfair Policy) Mahiya naman kayo!

  18. PJ Darling says:

    I assume Globe is doing away with the 3 gig monthly limit.

    It doesn’t do much good to offer daily increases if, in short order, they slam you nose first into a monthly limit.

  19. Bhiboyzkie says:

    BULOK ANG GLOBE

    Kung gusto niyo gumanti , wag na natin bayaran yung mga existing line natin, magpalit ng sim sa mga naka LTE Phones wag na bayaran yung plan tutal nasa atin na naman yung phone , kawawa naman tayong mga naka plan na 1799 and up LTE lakas makakain ng data yun !

    GLOBE napaka gold digger niyo

  20. ryan says:

    Pede ko ba i pa cut nalang ung postpaid line ko na unlimited na wala charging si globe. Isosoli ko nlng ung unit nila na pocket wifi.

  21. Guibelson says:

    Matagal pa akong magdudusa sa policy ng globe (24 months nitong dece,ber 2013 nag start), sana may gawin ang diyos para dito masyadong garapalan ang panloloko, sobra naman kung sa upcoming months ay ganito parin ang palakad ng globe… matuto naman silang maging patas sa consumers.

  22. ed says:

    unli daw. hnd nman!

  23. Chris says:

    Hi
    I think in this days to have a Data Cap of 1GIG a DAY is more unfair than fair, not to talk about 3GIG a Month??

    cranium gave a nice example for data usage, I just want to include my findings:
    Android OS update – 800MB
    App updates range – 20MB to 300MB
    (since I had an OS update from 4.1 to 4.3 all my Apps needed an update as well. I couldnt use the internet for about 10 days until all updates was done)

    Grafik driver (laptop) – 450MB
    latest Win7 update – ca. 1GIG
    Antivirus updates – from 20MB to 300MB
    and so forth.

    In the FUP they are talking that big file downloads only happen with torrents or peer to peer, but the normal user with a smartphone and a laptop need to update his apps right? So how this is possible with a DATA CAP of 3GIG a month?
    I don’t know!

    Hope globe will arrive soon in the 21st century and see that the Data Caps they are using are for usage 15 Years ago.

  24. walang matino says:

    taga sto nino paranaque ako. no signal ang globe sa loob ng bahay. sa labas edge, hanap hanap ng pwesto para sa 3g.badtrip ang hirap maghanap ng sigal. to think na asa NCR ako, parang asa probinsya lang.
    Pag asa LIPA-Batangas ko medyo malayo sa city, PATAY NA ANG GLOBE wala KA NG COMMUNICATION SA OUTSIDE WORLD. lol
    2 company phone using globe and 2 globe postpaid for personal used. buti na lang GLOBE user kami kasi pag work related na tawag. di kami ma contact kasi no signal. LOL

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