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.

Globe FUP

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.

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Globe Drops iPhone 5S and 5C Prices

Prices of iPhones 5C and 5S have significantly dropped to make the iPhones more affordable to more people. Some quarters see this as an early Apple Christmas sale, and which is probably a most welcome news to iPhone lovers. They can enjoy the same Apply iPhone quality at definitely lesser the usual price.

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Official: Globe, Smart iPhone 5C and 5S Launching in Philippines November 15, 2013

That’s right! As I’ve tweeted earlier today, the much anticipated new iPhones, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will be officially launched in the Philippines comes November 15, 2013, through Globe Telecom and Smart Communications. The expected release date is actually 1 month earlier compared to the iPhone 5 launch in December 15th last year.

Globe iPhone 5CGlobe iPhone 5S

Smart iPhone 5C

Smart iPhone 5S

As usual, Globe Telecom and Smart Communications still have to provide official pricing details; but right now, both telcos have already setup pre-order pages which you can access here (Globe) and here (Smart). (more…)

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