Text Messaging News in the Philippines

Pay SSS contributions and loans using GCash

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Services

SSS members (self-employed, voluntary, OFW, farmers, fishermen, non-working spouse) can pay their SSS contributions and loans using GCash. No need to line up at payment centers. Just dial *137#. This service has been available since December 2015. SSS members must be prepaid or postpaid Globe or Touch  [...]

USSD codes explained

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes are codes used to communicate with the network provider or to connect to an application. Most USSD codes start with an asterisk (*) followed by a few digits, then end with a number sign (#). When the <SEND> key is pressed, the USSD code is sent  [...]

List of mobile frequency bands in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Do you want to know how much frequency bandwidth is allocated to each network provider? Below is a list of GSM, UMTS and LTE frequency bands allocated to Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular, Bayantel and Extelcom. This list is useful for those who want to know if their handset/device is compatible with their chosen  [...]

Vince and Kath textserye now has a movie

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Texting Culture

The first textserye, Vince and Kath, which became viral earlier this year has been made into a movie. It is entitled Vince & Kath & James and it will be shown in cinemas on December 25, 2016 starring Joshua Garcia as Vince, Julia Barretto as Kath and Ronnie Alonte as James. It is directed by Theodore Boborol [...]

TxtBuff News has a new WordPress theme!

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in TxtBuff Updates

TxtBuff News has a new theme. It now has an About page, finally! It still has the same layout but the color scheme was changed from maroon/lime green to pastel blue and green. The new theme is also responsive (mobile friendly). The logo was revised. Blog posts about SMS applications that no longer work will  [...]

How to update Facebook status via SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Services

Learn how to update your Facebook status via SMS (Globe, Smart, and Sun Cellular). Register For Globe/Touch Mobile, send F to 2933. For Smart/Talk N Text, send F to 3404. For Sun Cellular, send F to 32665. A confirmation code will be received. Enter the confirmation code on your Facebook account. Go to Settings > Mobile Settings. Update your status [...]

List of Libreng Tawag and Charging Stations for Yolanda survivors

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Services

Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular continue to provide Libreng Tawag (free calls) and Libreng Charging (free charging) services in Visayas. Below is a list of locations where you can call and charge your phones for free. T - Libreng Tawag C - Libreng Charging Both - Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging Tacloban, Leyte Globe FOBN, [...]

Telcos restore communcations after Yolanda typhoon

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Philippine telecommunication companies, Globe and Smart, have partially restored services and are offering free services to help citizens after typhoon Yolanda hit Visayas Friday morning. According to Smart, “About 15% of our cellular coverage in the three regions of Central Philippines was affected by the super typhoon, [...]

GCASH American Express Virtual Pay – How to Use GCASH Amex

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Mobile Banking

The GCASH American Express Virtual Pay is a prepaid virtual card linked to your GCASH mobile wallet. This enables you to shop conveniently online, both from local and international sites. It also provides added security in the form of a card that won’t get stolen, and a security code that is renewed at your convenience. [...]

Donate to Philippine Red Cross via SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Applications

Donate to Philippine Red Cross using GCASH, Smart Money or your cellphone load. Philippine Red Cross helps people affected by natural disasters such as typhoon, floods, and earthquakes. Donate using your cellphone load. Donations will be charged to your prepaid load or postpaid bill. RED <amount> to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart) [...]

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