SMS Industry

NTC confirms Mislatel Consortium as 3rd major telco

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government, SMS Industry

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has confirmed Mislatel Consortium as the new major telecommunications player to compete with PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom. The consortium is owned by Davao-based businessman Dennis A. Uy and state-owned China Telecom Corp. Ltd. The companies behind the consortium are Mindanao Islamic Telephone Inc. (Mislatel), Udenna [...]

3rd telco needs 2G to compete with PLDT, Globe

Posted on by Karlo Thumos in SMS Industry

Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe, commissioner of PCC, says in order to be competitive and offer the best 2G service to customers, they’ll need a certain amount of bandwidth range from 2G frequency. Bernabe talked about how somebelieve 2G isn’t that important since smartphones have access to 4G and 5G frequencies, but currently 40% of the Filipino market uses non-smartphones, which is a [...]

PLDT finally surrenders CURE frequency for 3rd telco

Posted on by Karlo Thumos in SMS in Government, SMS Industry

In compliance with a request from the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), PLDT Inc. has officially surrendered one of its frequencies to the government. The surrendered frequency is to be allocated to a new player in the telecommunications industry. As per the directive from the NTC, PLDT is giving the frequency for free. The 10 MHz 3G frequency was previously allocated to [...]

Telcos provide Libreng Tawag and Charging stations for Yolanda survivors

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Cellular Coverage

Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular continue to provide free calls and charging services by setting up Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging stations in Visayas. Below is a compiled list of Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging stations from Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular. T - Libreng Tawag C - Libreng Charging Both [...]

Globe GTSOS, Smart SOS offers emergency load service

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Services, Text Prices and Promos

Globe and Smart offers emergency text loan service called Globe GTSOS and Smart SOS that allows instant borrowing of load anytime. This is useful in cases of emergency, bad timing, or simply lack of funds. For Globe/TM prepaid subscribers, text GTSOS to 3733 You will get 3 emergency SMS credits (to [...]

Cellphone signals in Quiapo jammed during Nazarene feast

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Cellular Coverage

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 [...]

PLDT-Digitel deal finally approved by NTC

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 [...]

Prepaid unlimited text promos as of August 2011

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Listed below are the prices of prepaid 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 unlimited-text-to-all promo is priced at Php 20.00 for 1 day. For [...]

Introducing Smart’s 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 texting add-ons for Globe postpaid plans

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Text Prices and Promos

Last year, Globe introduced three unlimited texting add-ons as part of MY SUPER PLAN, a fully-customizable plan which allow subscribers to personalize their plan by choosing and paying only for the services that they need. These three unlimited texting add-ons are the following: My Super ONE (Php 175/month), unlimited [...]

Red Mobile now compatible with 2G phones

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Industry

Red Mobile, which was initially introduced to operate only on 3G mobile phones, has now been made available to 2G handsets. "By expanding the scope of our services to 2G handsets, more consumers among the estimated 14 to 16 million Filipino mobile phone users will enjoy the competitive rates offered by our [...]

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