Group accuses Globe of using data cap to hide network problems

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ayala-led Globe Telecom is merely using Internet volume data capping, through the imposition of a “fair use policy”, to hide problems in network capacity, a consumer group said in a statement.
TxtPower, through its president Ian Anthony Cruz, branded Globe’s move as deceptive and should be investigated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).  Read the whole article here
For sure Globe wants to cram more customers in its network to make more money instead of blaming the customers using their advertised unlimited or has the definition of unlimited changed? Why dont they just state upfront its no longer unlimited and give the cap and speed they guarantee?

Globe pushes responsible internet use but doesn't change their ads for unlimited internet?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

  What Globe wants is for each of us to use the internet less in this environment of expanding explosion of information.  They want their big profits without expanding their networks to prevent all of us to benefit with the many new internet applications.  Consumer groups have said that companies should invest to bolster their networks instead of penalizing users.  click here to read complete article

Globe PowerSurf15: Php15 for 60 minutes

Friday, April 1, 2011

Globe has also introduced a new per minute bucket pricing for their mobile 3G called PowerSurf (as opposed to the unlimited SuperSurf). Rate starts at Php15 per 60 minutes (1 hour) but goes down to Php10 per hour for larger buckets.
Php15 for 60 minutes (expires in 1 day) – text PowerSurf15 to 8888
Php30 for 180 minutes (expires in 1 day) – text PowerSurf30 to 8888
Php50 for 300 minutes (expires in 3 days) – text PowerSurf50 to 8888
You need to have Php1 minimum load for PowerSurf15 and Php5 minimum load for PowerSurf30 and PowerSurf50 to activate this. It’s just a promo though and only lasts until June 30 this year