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.