Close to 20 million Chikka users, a significant sector of which are overseas Filipinos who are on-line via the Internet, are now able to send text messages freely to friends and loved ones who are Sun subscribers in the Philippines. While free PC-to-Sun Cellular messages are limited, a reply from a Sun “buddy” from his mobile would replenish these credits.
This ups Chikka’s SMS connectivity to all three major mobile providers.
However, one gripe I have is that the daily allocation for sending SMS to Sun is only four messages, while for Globe and Smart, it’s 30 and 20 per day, respectively. Your correspondents would have to respond (and spend the PhP 2.50 per message) in order to replenish your credits.
Still, this is a good development!
By the way, Chikka also has connectivity with several US, Japan, India-based cellular providers.