SMS Industry

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, [...]

Cellphone Signals in Quiapo Jammed During Nazarene Feast

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Malacanang on Monday ordered telecommunications companies to temporarily shut off cellphone signals in Quiapo and along the route of the Black Nazarene procession as part of the government's security measure against terrorist attacks. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Nicanor Bartolome said the order will prevent alleged terrorists [...]

PLDT-Digitel Deal Approved

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has finally completed its delayed takeover of rival Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (Digitel) after securing the much-awaited approval from National Telecommunications Commissions (NTC). PLDT, partly owned by Hong Kong's First Pacific Co Ltd and Japan's NTT Communications [...]

Prepaid Unlimited Text rates as of August 2011

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Listed below are the prices of unlimited text promos offered by Globe, Smart, Sun Celluar, Touch Mobile, Talk 'N Text, and Red Mobile. For as low as Php 4.00, you can subscribe to an unlimited text promo good for 1 day. While the lowest priced combo of unlimited call and text is priced [...]

Introducing Smart Unlimited Text Postpaid Plans

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has entered the unli postpaid market by offering the most affordable postpaid plans ever. These two new unlimited texting postpaid plans are: Unli Postpaid Plan 299 (Php 299/month), unlimited text to Smart/Red/Talk N' Text/Addict Mobile Unli Postpaid Plan 599 (Php 599/month), unlimited call and text [...]

Unlimited texting add-ons for Globe postpaid plans

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Last year, Globe introduced MY SUPER PLAN, a fully-customizable plan which let their subscribers personalize their plan by choosing and paying only for the services that they need. Among the list of their add-ons are three unlimited texting plans: My Super ONE (Php 175/month), unlimited call and text to one mobile number. [...]

Sun Cellular takes lead in mobile postpaid market

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Sun Cellular, a subsidiary of Gokongwei-owned Digital Telecommunications Inc (Digitel), was the first telecom to hit 1 million in postpaid subscriptions. As of June 2010, Ayala-owned Globe Telecom had 909,000 postpaid subscribers. Meanwhile, PLDT group's wireless unit, Smart Communications had a total of 439,844 postpaid [...]

Sun Cellular offers 1 peso international SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Sun Cellular offers a new SIM called, Call and Text International SIM, that allows anyone to text their loved ones abroad for only P1 per text message. This SMS rate applies to 20 countries namely: USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Macau, Japan, Qatar, Brunei, Guam, Hawaii, Oman,  [...]

The New Red Mobile

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Important things to know about Red Mobile: Red Mobile SIM is now available on selected retail outlets for P 39. Prefix number is 0938. You cannot have your mobile numbers customized anymore. Cost of voice calls per minute, text, and MMS is P 0.50 (Red Mobile to Red Mobile) A 3G mobile phone is required. [...]

Umobile to relaunch as Red Mobile

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

This morning, I saw an advertisement on TV saying something like, “Red Mobile, coming soon”. I didn't know what it was until this afternoon when I got a call from Umobile (9811500) telling me that they have changed their name to Red Mobile. They will send me a new Red Mobile SIM for FREE anytime from Nov 16 to 20. [...]

Unlimited texting promos as of August 2008

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Listed below are the current unlimited texting promos of Sun Cellular, Globe, and Smart. Sun Cellular Call & Text Combo 10 10mins. of Sun-to-Sun calls 40 Sun-to-Sun texts 10 texts to other networks valid for 1 day CTC 10 and send to 223 Call & Text Combo 20 25mins. of Sun-to-Sun calls 80 Sun-to-Sun [...]

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