27 September 2014

SMART/TNT/SUN Provide Free Internet; Globe Telecom Revives FREE FB

Smart Communications together with Talk N Text and Sun Cellular unveiled to offer Free Internet access to its prepaid-only subscribers on their mobile phones. Customers can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day only while Globe Telecom will bring back its Free Facebook promo.
In a press release, 66 million prepaid subscribers of Smart, TNT, and SUN Cellular can access and browse of their favorites websites.

Subscribers can access the internet either through data-capable feature phones or smartphones running on Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. 
  • This special offer will be available initially until November 30, 2014.
How to Avail?

Smart, Talk N Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers will get free mobile internet access if they have at least one peso or is subscribed to any load bucket or promo.

To register: 
  • just type FREE and send to 9999.
Registration is free. Globe will receive an SMS confirmation upon successful registration.

NOTE: Once registered, subscribers can enjoy a free data volume package of up to 30MB per day. Data charges will, however, apply to peer-to-peer uploads and downloads, videos, VOIP and messaging.

What can subscribers access for free?

According to SUN CELLULAR post, subscribers using their mobile phones can access their favorite Internet sites or apps for free, including:
  • Browse through or post photos and status updates on their social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Read news and entertainment sites 
  • Stream music
  • Shop online 
  • Search for information 
  • Send and receive emails 
On the average says Smart, a subscriber with 30MB can enjoy ALL of the following services:
  • 20 social media posts with photo
  • 50 web pages loads
  • 20 plain emails
  • 15 minutes of music streaming
EXCLUDED from the free internet promo

Some things are missing, right? Yes, it didn't say it will not allow streaming videos like on Youtube but 1 video to be played can consume 30MB.

VOIP feature also consumes more bandwidth. Of course, downloading files can be more consumable of bandwidth.

 Globe Telecom Revives FREE FB
In other separate news, in response to the Smart's free Internet offer, Globe Telecom is bringing back its FREE FB #FreeFBisBack to start next week.

In a tweet, Globe says:

According to Yahoo!  Globe Telecom brings back FREE FB starting next week.
At Globe, we've been working for years to create a wonderful digital experience for our customers. We have known for some time that the internet is at the heart of everything in one's digital life. Our customers know that through our great partnerships with Facebook, Spotify, Google, Viber and others.


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