Thursday, September 1, 2011
You're On with Globe: Taking Mobile Internet to the Next Level
These days, what are you more likely to leave behind: your wallet or your mobile phone? Better yet, can you remember what life was like before mobile phones?
With technology moving at supersonic speed, the mobile phone has definitely evolved to fill many needs. And these changes have not just made life easier, but also more interesting and exciting. Gone are the days when your mobile phone is only capable of sending text messages, making calls, or composing ring tones.
Fast forward to the 21st century: Your mobile phone continues to take leaps and bounds, providing you more innovative features and services you never thought could be possible. Enter mobile browsing, or internet on your mobile phone, which harnesses two technologies we Pinoys love: our mobile phones and the Internet. It also opens up an entire world of connectivity to us.
Take email, which is now an important part of our lives. We need to keep our correspondence up to date. Accessing email through your mobile can be done anytime, anywhere—and that means staying connected, always.
Who doesn't want to know the latest? News. Movie schedules. The traffic situation. Latest scores of the UAAP games. Most downloaded songs. Mobile surfing lets us find out what we need when we need it without having to search for a Wi-Fi connection or a PC just to be kept in the loop.
Then there are a myriad of mobile phone applications, from game, travel, reference, lifestyle, and even specialized apps for just about every need. You can download these into your smartphone—for example, if you need to read documents on the road while commuting from one meeting to another, you can try Springpad or mobile versions of Adobe Reader. Or you can share photos, store and organize recipes, play games with friends—it's all out there, on the mobile web.
Speaking of websites, you’ve probably got a Facebook, Twitter, or Multiply account and can’t probably stand it when you don’t get to log in for a day. Mobile internet allows us to let our family and friends online know what we're thinking, doing, watching,
and liking—by the minute, wherever we are.
All these now made possible without the need to be home or to be at the nearest internet café just to be online. All you need is your trusty cellphone, a Globe mobile internet plan, and a Globe network that’s made even stronger and faster, and voila, you're on with Globe!
Customizable Plans Just for You
So that you can enjoy mobile internet your way, Globe has cooked up tailor-fit mobile data plans based on your needs, activities and transactions, as well as sites you visit. After all, the Globe experience is all about personalization, customization and flexibility, providing Globe-fanatics a unique and enjoyable connection all the time.
Enjoy the most affordable mobile internet plan with Globe Prepaid PowerSurf15! Send a quick e-mail or two, post a status update, upload a photo of that yummy dessert you just ate, re-tweet the newest MMDA traffic advisory to spread the news, Google-up a word you just encountered, or check if you can make it to the last screening of your fave flick – all for 25c a minute! The benefits are endless. Boring yourself to death while on traffic or in a long queue may just be a thing of the past as you find joy in tinkering with your mobile phone while you’re on-line!
Globe Prepaid PowerSurf15 is available for only P0.25 per minute or P15 for 1 hour, consumable for an entire day’s use. With this uber cool and affordable offer, you don’t have to rush to the office or to the nearest 'Net café just to send an important e-mail. You can skip the traffic because you know which roads are full. All you need is your mobile phone and Globe PowerSurf to be in-the-know while you're on-the-go!
Hungry for more? Then there's Globe Postpaid PowerSurf. It is a mobile internet plan that gives Globe Postpaid subscribers bulk megabytes (MB) of mobile data, consumable per kilobyte (kb) and valid for 30 days. Postpaid PowerSurf allows you to be ON at fixed charges, enabling you to enjoy push notifications and instant updates on your mobile phone. Globe Postpaid PowerSurf is available in 3 denominations: PowerSurf 99 with 50MB allocation, PowerSurf 299 with 300MB allocation and PowerSurf 499 with 1GB allocation.
Not too privy about KB/MB consumption of mobile data? Fast facts: A 1 one-minute YouTube video viewed is approximately 2MB, 1 pure text e-mail sent is approximately 20KB, 1 pure text tweet sent is approximately 30KB, 1 page of a Google search result is approximately 40KB. One page of Facebook (http://m.facebook.com) is approximately 25KB. PowerSurf 99 lets you enjoy 1,250 Google searches or viewing of 25 1-minute videos! Visit www.globe.com.ph/surf for a quick assessment of your mobile data usage as well as for more details on KB/MB usage.
Turn on your Globe PowerSurf now! For Prepaid PowerSurf, text POWERSURF15 to 8888 to register. Other available variants: Text POWERSURF30 to 8888, P30 for 3 hours, valid 1 day; text POWERSURF50 to 8888, P50 for 5 hours, valid 3 days. For Postpaid PowerSurf, text POWERSURF 99, POWERSURF 299 and POWERSURF 499 to 8888.
Content for an Enriching Experience
Once you’ve selected which data plan suits you best, it’s time to complete your mobile internet experience by choosing applications and content that will be sure to hook you and make you yearn for more. Globe has partnered with some of the best content providers to make your experience exciting and relevant.
You can catch the latest UAAP games live on your mobile phone* without falling in line to get tickets. You don’t need to be at the court just to see your favorite collegiate cagers and show some school pride. Key in http://m.globe.com.ph/uaap on your phone browser to watch the games live on your cellphone. You can also text UAAP and send to 2910 to view live streaming of the games on your phone.
Can’t get enough of music and need a dose of it to get you through the day? Download the hottest and latest songs on your phone for free. Just visit the Globe Mobile Portal at http://m.globe.com.ph/freesongs to start compiling your list. Full songs are available for download with new songs added every week. To get the WAP link, text FREESONGS to 2910.
For Facebook junkies who want to be the first to know the latest post, like or comment, download the Facebook Java application on your phone and use it for FREE until October 31, 2011. Just text FB to 2910 and click on the link to start your download.
To be in is to be ON with Globe Mobile Internet! Turn it on now!
*Standard browsing charges apply (P5 for 15 minutes) for time-based charging. P0.15/kb for kb-based charging. To check status, text STATUS to 1111.
**For UAAP and free music, standard browsing charges apply unless registered to a mobile browsing service. Free music available starting August 19, 2011.