In response to Smart Communications Always On data plans, Globe Telecom has added volume based data plans under its PowerSurf packages.
Right now the plans are offered as a promo valid until November 15, 2011. Subscribers with Globe Postpaid Plan, My Super Plan, My Fully Loaded Plan, or My Super Circle Plan can avail of this offer except those on Load Tipid Plans, Load Allowance Plans, Globe Broadband Tattoo Plans or My SuperSurf Plans.
Once you subscribe to the service it auto-renews after the expiration date. If you want to unsubscribe you have to text PowerSurf Off to 8888.
You should select the right volume for you. If you consume allocated volume the expiry period, you will be charged the regular Php5 per 15 minutes rate. SMS notifications are sent out to users at 50% and 100% usage.
Plans like this will allow many users to get the full potential from their smartphones. I hope the offer become permanent.
While I hope this offer stays, I would not want Globe's true unlimited mobile data plans to be replaced by volume data. For most people 1GB of mobile smartphone data is enough but for those who wants to check out tweeted links, even 2GB may not be enough especially when some websites (ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, etc) do not default or even offer mobile optimized pages. Hopefully Globe and Smart wises up and keep both volume data and unlimited internet. Or at least bundles those data plans with wifi access a la AT&T.ReplyDelete
In principal I am in favor of volume based and unlimited plans with speed reduction upon reaching a cap since this is the only way for a provider to give good consistent service. The main problem of the Globe plans is when you reach your limit before the end of the month you cannot buy more data, but have to go back to time based charging until the next month.ReplyDelete
"The main problem of the Globe plans is when you reach your limit before the end of the month you cannot buy more data, but have to go back to time based charging until the next month."ReplyDelete
just unsubscribe and then subscribe again and your subscription will be renewed.
Yes, that is the advantage of Smart's volume based data plans. If you buy 250GB worth of data good for 30 days and use it faster than expected you can buy another plan before exhausting the first and continue on volume based data.ReplyDelete