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| | An Important Reminder from Globe Telecoms Philippines
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Im not a Globe fan, specially their after sales support, but this is one useful tip for Globe users in the Philippines.
Dear Valued Client,
With the objective of providing customers with the best mobile internet experience, Globe Telecom has recently launched its new mobile-internet charging scheme – P5 for 15min or Duration-Based Charging (DBC). This new charging scheme allows Globe's subscribers to access the internet via their mobile phone or laptop attached to their mobile phones, using Globe’s GPRS/EDGE, 3G or HSDPA network, and be billed on time spent connected to the internet, instead of being billed on each kilobyte downloaded (P0.15 per kilobyte). By default, all Globe Subscribers are on volume or kilobyte-based charging.
To activate P5 for 15min, subscribers will only need to text TIME to 1111. Subscribers however, may still revert to kilobyte-based charging by sending KB to 1111. By default, all Globe Subscribers are on kilobyte-based charging.
Do note however, BlackBerry users are not advised to convert to Duration-Based charging. BlackBerry is a 24x7 connected service, which entails that data charges will apply 24x7 as well (computed at about PhP480/day). Although the BlackBerry service is active all the time, data transactions are in small volumes due to BlackBerry’s compression. It is more economical for BlackBerry users to stay on volume based charge (PhP 0.15/kb) and the world-wide average GPRS consumption of BlackBerry users is approximately 5MB of data only (approximately PHP 750/month).