Samsung Galaxy Note 2 FREE on Smart’s Plan 2000 or Globe’s Plan 2499

Oct 07, 12 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 FREE on Smart’s Plan 2000 or Globe’s Plan 2499

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It seems that the next hottest smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or the giant offspring of the Galaxy S3 and the first Galaxy Note as both Globe and Smart are already offering it for pre-order to interested subscribers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is an Android tablet/phone having a whopping 5.55” Super AMOLED HD Display and runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It may look like an oversized Galaxy S3 but you’ll also get the S-Pen and stylus functionality of the first Galaxy Note. Smart is accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 2 which is free on their Unli Data Plan 2000. Smart’s Plan 2000 gives you 200 free texts and 150 minutes worth of free calls aside from unlimited mobile internet. Globe on the other hand offers the Galaxy Note 2 for free starting on their Plan 2499 which includes unlimited mobile surfing, P1,500 consumable and choice of 5 freebie combinations: Free 10-min. calls and 200 SMS to Globe/TM Free 5-min. calls and 24 SMS to other networks Free 200-min. IDD and 10 iSMS to 10 destinations Free unli calls and SMS to one Globe/TM number To spice things up, Globe is also offering 2 free David Guetta concert tickets to the first 20 subscribers availing of the Galaxy Note (by October 7). If Globe’s Plan 2499 is too much for you, they’re also offering it on their lower-tiered plans (above) with a one-time cashout for the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is expected to be launched by the end of the month. Globe is planning to release the pre-ordered units by October 17. Units are already available in the grey market though for around P31,000. Related posts: White iPhone 4 arriving this Saturday, May 7 for Globe subscribers Smart unveils postpaid and prepaid plans for iPhone 4S Smart’s first batch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus already sold out in one day New Smart postpaid subscribers automatically get Smart Money card Get a Nicki Minaj concert ticket when...

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Globe reaches out to Apple users of PhilMUG with a dedicated section

Here’s a nice move from Globe giving its iPhone and iPad subscribers (and would-be subscribers) another avenue to ask questions or voice their concerns. Globe recently partnered with the country’s premier Apple User Group forum, PhilMUG.ph, where they have a special section dedicated to handle customer issues. PhilMUG, a community of over 20,000 members composed of Apple developers, resellers, users and enthusiasts, has launched a sub-forum manned by an official and dedicated Globe online community representative to respond to Apple-related inquiries for Globe products and services, as well as manage forum discussions specific to Globe. If you have inquiries about the nano-SIM, or bandwidth capping on your iPhone plan, or just about any Globe services related to any Apple products, this is one of the place you would be assured to get a reply. “Globe celebrates another pioneering effort with our partnership with PhilMUG, the trusted expert when it comes to Apple and iPhone in the country. We are very excited with this collaboration, as it gives us the opportunity to bring in our expertise and experience in Apple devices. We look forward to harnessing synergies with PhilMUG as we take the Philippine Apple experience to the next level,” said Martha Sazon, Head of Globe Postpaid. You may visit http://www.philmug.ph/forum/f188/ for this special section managed by Globe Telecom. Related posts: NTC allows capping of broadband data Globe tightens fair-use policy by implementing a 1GB/day cap Globe HSPA+ Speed Test Demo White iPhone 4 arriving this Saturday, May 7 for Globe subscribers Globe failed to get approval from Tonino Lamborghini to use their brand? Globe unveils own cloud service offering, Infrastructure as a Service...

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Globe brings out nano-SIMs for early iPhone 5 adaptors

Apple’s iPhone 5 became available in some parts of the world over the weekend and it was already expected that a lot of Filipinos will somehow get this latest Apple product before it gets here. Most likely, these people sourced their iPhone 5 from Hong Kong and Singapore. To supplement their purchase, Globe has released their nano-SIMs in the market over the weekend well ahead of their official iPhone 5 launch. Aside from the having a taller form, the iPhone 5 also makes use of the smaller nano-SIM card which is 40% smaller than the micro-SIM. It’s the only phone to make use of the new SIM standard as of the moment. Globe is offering the nano-SIM for free to new postpaid subscribers and existing postpaid subscribers as replacement. For prepaid subscribers, all you can do is get a new nano-SIM for Php40. The iPhone 5 is expected to be launched by telcos by November according to top Filipino tech blog site, Yugatech. In the meantime, there’s still the gray market for your local source of iPhone 5. Related posts: Globe introduces new Unlimited offerings Globe gets exclusivity on the Samsung Galaxy S2 Globe unveils postpaid and prepaid plans for iPhone 4S Globe to offer Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800 Globe GCASH launches new mobile app for Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices Globe stocks on Nano-SIM cards, paving way for the iPhone...

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Globe stocks on Nano-SIM cards, paving way for the iPhone 5?

Globe Telecom just announced that they’re gearing up to offer the new Nano-SIMs in Globe Stores this month. These Nano-SIMs are smaller than the microSIM that’s being used in a number of high-end smartphones like the iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3, Nokia N9, and the HTC One X. Although there are no phones at the moment that use Nano-SIMs, it is expected that the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 5 will be the first to use this new SIM standard. According to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the new Nano-SIM cards will be 40% smaller than the Micro-SIM, the smallest SIM card design to date, and will measure 12.3 millimeters wide, 8.8 millimeters high, and 0.67 millimeters thick. That’s the only advantage Nano-SIM cards will have over the regular and microSIM ones. This new size will give phone manufacturers more space for more compact designs, higher specs, and larger batteries. It’s important to note though that unlike the microSIM which can be used back on a regular SIM slot via an adapter, the working portion of these Nano-SIMs have a smaller footprint than regular ones so it might not be possible to switch back to a phone that uses regular SIM cards with a Nano-SIM. According to Globe, they ordered as much as 5x more Nano-SIMs than its regular SIM stocks and one need not be a rocket scientist to figure out that the iPhone 5 might indeed hit our shores this month. Related posts: NTC allows capping of broadband data Globe tightens fair-use policy by implementing a 1GB/day cap Globe HSPA+ Speed Test Demo White iPhone 4 arriving this Saturday, May 7 for Globe subscribers Globe failed to get approval from Tonino Lamborghini to use their brand? Globe unveils own cloud service offering, Infrastructure as a Service...

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Globe experiencing network issues in some parts of NCR

Sep 03, 12 Globe experiencing network issues in some parts of NCR

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Globe recently issued a statement on their Facebook and Twitter accounts that they’re currently fixing a network issue affecting subscribers in some parts of NCR. Affected areas include: Las Pinas Makati Muntinlupa Manila Paranaque Pasay Taguig Caloocan Cabuyao No timetable was announced but as expected, the company assures you that they are doing everything to resolve the issue. Globe Telecoms is expected to launch their own LTE network service this month. We were assured though that deploying those LTE base stations will not affect their regular network service so it must be something else. I for one have been experiencing problems in their network since last week. Getting delayed messages even from Globe numbers. Signal drops intermittently even if the area is supposed to have a strong Globe signal. Sometimes, it’s hard for Globe to Globe calls to connect. Any reports on your end? UPDATE: Globe issued an official statement on what actually happened and informs us that everything’s back to normal. Following an initial statement released in social media, Globe said that the connectivity issues experienced were due to signalling problems within its existing legacy network.  Contrary to being spread by unscrupulous parties in the social media, a router supplied by a leading US vendor malfunctioned and had to be reconfigured. This has resulted in Globe customers experiencing difficulty making and receiving calls in some parts of Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Paranaque as well as parts of Manila and Pasay this weekend. The issue was detected Saturday and was partially resolved by Sunday. As of press time, the problem has been completely resolved and all services in the affected areas are back to normal. Globe will also be replacing this system in conjunction with its new network build. Related posts: Globe Telecom to push for Q4 WiMax launch Globe launches AppZone website Manila airports get free WiFi courtesy of Globe Globe to offer Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800 Globe Telecom ventures into VoIP, partners with Vonage Globe partners with Amdocs to bring you...

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Globe and RIM brings you close to the hottest music events

It seems that Globe and Research In Motion (RIM) are not yet done in bringing new Globe Postpaid BlackBerry users to the hottest music events and concerts. You may remember their exclusive promo for their Nicki Minaj fans a couple of months ago, now Globe Postpaid and RIM are back to give you access to another set of exclusive music experience. Last night at Centerstage, Makati, Globe and RIM announced the latest exclusive music events they’re bringing to new Globe BlackBerry users. When you get a BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 with a Globe postpaid plan, you’ll get the chance to be part of exclusive music events and parties: the Bar Tour Series, Karaoke Series, and Concert Series. Check out the details of this promo below: Bar Tour Series Get a chance to win VIP passes for you and three (3) of your friends in the Globe BlackBerry Exclusives Bar Tour Series when you get a BlackBerry Curve 9220 smartphone under a Globe postpaid plan. Subscribers who avail of the BlackBerry Curve 9220 whether as a new line or as re-contracting/loyalty from July 2 to September 13, 2012 automatically qualify for a raffle entry for a chance to win four (4) VIP passes with 2 buckets of beer and two dishes of pica-pica for free. To complete the music experience, the most in-demand OPM bands will play at the different participating music venues: Pedicab and Imago at Cubao X on September 1, General Luna and Razorback at 19 East on September 7, and Sandwich and Taken by Cars at B-Side on September 22. Karaoke Series Who doesn’t love Karaoke, especially with friends and loved ones? Subscribers who avail of a BlackBerry Curve 9320 under a Globe postpaid plan either as a new line or by re-contracting from July 2 to November 15, 2012 is entitled to one (1) raffle entry in the Globe BlackBerry Exclusives Karaoke Series, where eight (8) winners, each with four (4) friends, can enjoy a 5-hour karaoke night complete...

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Globe GCASH launches new mobile app for Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices

Aug 17, 12 Globe GCASH launches new mobile app for Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices

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If you’re a heavy user of Globe’s e-wallet then you’ll definitely want to download the new GCASH App pronto. That is if you’re using an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry phone as the redesigned GCASH app is now available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry App World. With Globe’s GCASH, you can send and receive money, pay bills, and buy prepaid load as long as you have the credits. Online shops like those in Multiply have GCASH as their mode of payment so you can also use this your GCASH for online shopping. You can even use it to purchase Facebook credits. With the GCASH mobile app, there’s no need to memorize keywords and access numbers. Every merchant, every utility you can pay with GCASH is accessible within the app. You can even scroll down your list of contacts to quickly send money to their GCASH with this app. You can also send donations to accredited charities and organization via this app. It also features a MoneyBook which allows you to view your transactions for the month. The GCASH mobile app is simple and intuitive to use. All you need is your MPIN to log in. For security, you are not allowed to save your MPIN and it will automatically log you out after a certain time of inactivity. GCASH for Android GCASH for iOS GCASH for BlackBerry Related posts: Globe introduces new Unlimited offerings Globe gets exclusivity on the Samsung Galaxy S2 Globe announces BlackBerry Bold 9900 pricing plans Globe unveils postpaid and prepaid plans for iPhone 4S Globe to offer Nokia’s first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800 Globe bares pricing plan for Samsung Galaxy S III, pre-order’s...

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Globe bares exclusive promos for new BlackBerry prepaid users

Aug 13, 12 Globe bares exclusive promos for new BlackBerry prepaid users

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If you’re planning on buying a BlackBerry handset anytime soon for your prepaid SIM, you might want to avail of this promo from Globe. Globe is giving you a free month (or 2) on their BB Chat and BB Social prepaid service if you buy a new BlackBerry handset from their retail partners. Here’s what you can get: Globe and RIM-authorized retail outlets include Games and Gadgets, Hello, MemoXpress, and Power Premium Gadgets. Just make sure that when you buy your new handset from them, load up your prepaid immediately and let the store assistant register you to the promo automatically. This promo is until October 22, 2012. For the full list of participating retail outlets and more information about the offers, visit http://surf.globe.com.ph/plan/exclusive-globe or http://ph.blackberry.com. Other BlackBerry plans available for prepaid subscribers are BlackBerry Messaging which provides users unlimited access to e-mail and various instant messaging sites such as BBM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, or AOL Messenger for only P299 valid for 30 days, and BlackBerry Max giving users unlimited access to surfing, social networking, video streaming, e-mail, BBM and instant messaging for P50 valid for 1 day, P220 for 5 days, and P599 for 30 days. Related posts: Globe brings Super Surf for BlackBerry Max down to Php599 for 30 days Globe announces BlackBerry Bold 9900 pricing plans Get a Nicki Minaj concert ticket when you get a BlackBerry Curve 9220/9320 from...

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Globe and Smart’s Emergency SMS credits

Weather’s kinda buggy right now with the constant downpour going on and a lot of areas in the metro are getting flooded as we speak. If you ran out of load on your prepaid number and need to make that important text message but can’t go anywhere to get some prepaid load, you can peruse Globe and Smart’s Emergency SMS credits. For Globe/TM subscribers, text GTSOS to 3733 for 3 emergency credits. Upon reload, Php4 will be deducted from it. For Smart subscribers, dial *767 to receive 3 emergency credits and P1 airtime. Be safe everyone! Related posts: Smart to get into the micro-SIM game really soon Smart TGIFreeday is Back! Dial names not numbers with SpellDial Globe vs Smart on International Roaming NTC allows capping of broadband data Globe and Smart offers unlimited text to all...

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Globe Telecom partners with Vonage, brings unlimited calls to Globe numbers from the US

Good news for friends in the US who wants to stay connected with their loved ones. Globe and Telecom and Vonage entered a partnership where they announced an exclusive new calling plan for Vonage subscribers in the US. The Vonage Unlimited to Globe Philippines allows its subscribers to call any Globe number (Postpaid, Prepaid, TM and Globelines) as much as they want for only $29.99 a month. While calls to other numbers in the Philippines will only be at 9¢ per minute. Additionally, the plan provides unlimited calling to the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and 60 other countries around the world. The innovative Vonage Extensions service, which allows calls from mobile phones, is also included for no additional charge. “We are happy to launch with Vonage our first foray into the VoIP arena for inbound calling from the U.S.,” said Rizza Maniego-Eala, Group Head for International Business for Globe Telecom. “This collaboration between Globe and Vonage presents a firm promise that we will continue to stay attuned to the needs of our market, developing products that are truly relevant and competitive.” The new plan can be purchased online, via telesales, and at select Seafood City locations in California. Additionally, Vonage will participate in several upcoming Filipino fiestas in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Secaucus, N.J. to introduce the new calling plan to Filipinos living in the U.S. More information about the plan as well as dates and locations of all events can be found at www.ph.vonage.com. Related posts: Globe Telecom ventures into VoIP, partners with Vonage Manila airports get free WiFi courtesy of Globe Globe partners with Amdocs to bring you personalized customer experience Globe launches AppZone website Globe introduces new Unlimited offerings Globe sets up tech incubator to support local...

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