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Globe Introduces the Tattoo NXT: the New Next-Gen Broadband Solutions

According to the United Nations (UN) back in 2011, the Internet is a basic human right, as it plays a huge part on our everyday lives — whether it be for work, school, play or just simply keeping in touch with a loved one. And internet connected devices are in everywhere we look — on our computers, laptops and cellphones as well as tablets, cameras, gaming consoles and even smart TVs and smart watches. As a result, companies all over the world are trying to keep up by giving us, consumers more and more innovations that will help us get even more internet-connected than ever.

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Globe Tattoo — the broadband internet side of Globe Telecom — one of the country’s leading broadband internet provider, announced its expansion of their product line up backed by the company’s 4G mobile network through their fastest fixed fiber products, the Globe Tattoo NXT.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Smart Announces iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Deals! iPhone 6 Comes Free on Data Plan 3000

With an official release date scheduled for November 14, Smart, the biggest telco in the country announced today their own pricing scheme for the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Interested subscribers can pre-order the Smart Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus starting today, by easily visiting this link. As for the pricing, Smart is offering both devices under 4 different postpaid plans.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Globe Announces iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Pricing!

With just 7 days before their official launch of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Globe happily announced today the pricing scheme for the new and bigger set of iPhones for their Prepaid, Postpaid and Platinum subscribers.

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Under the regular postpaid plans, one can now get the iPhone 6 starting with the 16 GB variant for free on Plan 2499 granted that you sign up for either a 24 or 30 month contract. As for the even bigger iPhone 6 Plus, Globe is offering the 16 GB variant for free as well, when you get the Plan 3799 and above. For full pricing for all the plans under  a 24 month and 30 month contracts, please refer to the table below.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Globe’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Order Page Goes LIVE!

In a rather surprising news, Globe Telecom is bringing good news to Apple iPhone fans as their pre-order page for the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went live today.

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A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

What You Need to Know About Globe GoSurf

With the announcement of Globe’s partnership with the global commercial music streaming service provider Spotify more than a month ago during the latter’s official launch in the country, the deal hinted a new mobile data plan scheme for the network.

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The new mobile data plan scheme dubbed as GoSurf, made its first debut when Globe announced the Globe Galaxy Forever Plan held last April 3, 2014. And now, the GoSurf plan is officially replacing Globe’s SuperSurf data plans. Catch everything you need to know about Globe’s new GoSurf after the break.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Globe Introduces the Galaxy Forever Plan, Explore a new Samsung Galaxy Phone every year

With the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the Philippines held last April 3, 2014 at the Samsung Hall of the SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, Globe announced yesterday a new range of postpaid plans dedicated for the latest Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone.

Globe Galaxy Forever

The Galaxy Forever Plan, as Globe calls it, is pretty much like the Globe iPhone Forever Plan the telco introduced last year for the iPhone 5S and 5C. Available for both new and existing Globe postpaid subscribers, the Galaxy Forever plan allows them to upgrade to the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone every year, whenever a new one gets released in the country.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Spotify Officially Launches in the Philippines, gets Exclusive Partnership with Globe Telecom

More than 10 days ago, we wrote about Coca-Cola officially bringing Spotify to country and how to get an exclusive, limited access to it. But, the global commercial music streaming service provider held their official launch yesterday at the hip and trendy 71 Gramercy in Makati City, together with the announcement of Spotify’s exclusive partnership with Globe Telecom.

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Spotify originally launched back in 2008 in Sweden, before reaching the US shores in 2011. Now that the popular music streaming service is finally available in the country, Filipino Spotify users have now access to over 30 million tracks, including an extensive OPM music library.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

20 Trivias on the Philippine Internet in 20 years

Yesterday marked the 20th year of the Internet in the country. A lot has happened over the past 20 years with the Internet connecting Filipinos to the world with just simple taps and clicks. The country was even named as the “Social Media Capital of the World”. 

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Join us here in CTB as we count 20 Trivias on the Philippine Internet in 20 years.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Globe’s Pre-Order Page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 goes Live! Coming on April 10!

Ever since Samsung unveiled the much hyped Galaxy S5 about two weeks ago during the Unpacked5 event at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a lot of people have already expressed their desire for the new Samsung flagship phone, as expected. Globe Telecom is the first telco in the country to announce that they are bringing the new Galaxy S5 through the pre-order page of the device on their website.

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Although both Globe and Samsung are yet to disclose the official retail price of the Galaxy S5, as of writing, 675 people have already registered with Globe for the device. For those interested in registering for the Galaxy S5, you may now do so by heading to Globe’s SG S5 microsite (click here) and logging on with either your Facebook or Twitter account. With this, you can also see who among your online friends registered for Globe’s Galaxy S5 official launch and release.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Experiencing Globe’s Internet Fair Usage Policy in Real Time; How to Reach it and What Happens When You get “Capped”

I have been a Globe UnliSurf subscriber for 2 years now with my postpaid account, and another year with Globe’s BIS or BlackBerry Internet Service on top of that. But with over 3 years of being with Globe’s mobile data service, I have never heard of their Fair Usage Policy (FUP) on internet surfing plans until very recently, when they started enforcing it strictly.

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I consider myself as a moderate to heavy mobile internet user for social media and personal purposes: I always find myself refreshing my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook feed at least twice to thrice an hour throughout the day. I also use it for quick web browsing and youtube video streaming. My data services are turned on almost all the time even at home — I only turn it off whenever I’m outside my house and i need to save up my battery life. I also use my phone’s data services to tether internet to my laptop whenever i’m not home, which happens almost every other day recently.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.

Globe Data Cap vs Smart Data Cap, Plus a Look on Mobile Data Plans in Different Countries

With all the buzz about Globe Telecom’s strict implementation of their Mobile Data Surfing Fair Usage Policy (FUP), we can’t help but compare it with Smart Telecom’s own FUP on mobile surfing. The Fair Usage Policy is set not just for mobile data browsing, but for texts and calls as well. View the comparison on the table below, as well as details and an overview comparison on mobile data plan prices on countries in the world.

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The reason why Globe started to strictly implement their Fair Use Policy according to them is to “ensure fast and reliable service” as apparently, 3% of their data subscribers are considered as heavy users. This solution sparked great ire amongst disappointed Globe subscribers, as a Fair Usage Policy was never really discussed when you sign up for a surfing plan (at least in my case when I signed up for an UnliSurf promo almost 2 years ago with my current plan). Smart on the other hand has their daily and monthly cap both on 1.5 GB, just half of Globe’s 3 GB monthly cap.

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Globe’s Internet Surfing Fair Usage Policy Explained

A lot went berserk last week when Globe Telecom announced that they will start strictly enforcing their Fare Usage Policy (Read Globe’s FUP here), to ensure fast and reliable mobile internet service, according to the telecommunications company. What this means is that subscribers who availed to these called “Unlimited” surfing promos would be throttled to slower speeds (Read: 2G) once they reach Globe’s pre-determined cap.

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In an infographic tweeted by @talk2globe, Globe explained that only 3% of their data subscribers will be affected, labeled as Heavy Data Users. Meaning, the remaining 97% don’t use that much data, not reaching the 1GB/day or 3GB/month cap. Once subscribers reach the 1 GB data cap per day, they will be throttled to 2G speeds equivalent to up to just 64 kbps, until the end of the day. They will then be shifted back to 3G/LTE speeds after midnight. As for those who reached their 3GB per month cap, they will be shifted back to their regular browsing speed on the first day of the following month. In example, if you reach the 3GB cap during the first week of February, you’ll have to endure 2G speeds for remaining days of the month.

A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.

What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.