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Introducing Smart’s unlimited text postpaid plans
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Introducing Smart’s unlimited text postpaid plans

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), [...]

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Unlimited texting add-ons for Globe postpaid plans

Unlimited texting add-ons for Globe postpaid plans

Sun Cellular takes lead in mobile postpaid market

Sun Cellular takes lead in mobile postpaid market

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Red Mobile now compatible with 2G phones

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Sun Cellular offers 1 peso international SMS



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 [...]

BPI mobile banking on Globe (SMS-based)

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Mobile Banking

BPI's mobile banking facility called BPI Express Mobile, allows BPI account holders to do banking transactions such as check account balance, perform fund transfers, reload prepaid, or load their GCASH wallet using their mobile phones. This service was initially available to Globe/TM subscribers. The BPI Express [...]

Types of text scams in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Abuse

Text scams! Everyone has probably received at least one. But they just won't stop. According to the NTC's One-Stop Public Assistance Center (OSPAC), the number of text scams the agency has received has increased to 55% since 2008.[1] That was already three years ago when the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) [...]

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), [...]

Google offers 2-step verification by SMS

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS Services

Google has developed an optional security feature called 2-step verification that helps protect Google accounts from identity theft and other online threats. When Google's 2-step verification is turned on, signing into Google account will require both a password and a verification code sent to your mobile phone [...]

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 [...]

List of mobile number prefixes in the Philippines

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in GSM/SMS Technology

Do you want to know which mobile phone number belongs to which network? Below is a list of mobile number prefixes used by Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular, Red Mobile, Talk 'N Text, and Touch Mobile. This list is useful for those who often subscribe to unlimited text or call services.  [...]

Globe GCASH vs Smart Money

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Mobile Banking

Globe GCASH and Smart Money are the two mobile payment services available in the Philippines today. Here are the comparison between Globe GCASH and Smart Money in terms of registration, transaction method, deposit, sending money, withdrawal, security and other features. Transaction Method Most [...]

Globe GCASH ATM card now available

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Mobile Banking

Globe GCASH now offers GCASH ATM card, a convenient way of withdrawing money from any ATM across the country. Unlike before, where users had to find a Globe business center to do a "cash-out" transaction, GCASH ATM card enables users to withdraw money at any Bancnet, Megalink, ExpressNet and Encash [...]

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 909,466 postpaid subscribers. Meanwhile, PLDT group's wireless unit, Smart Communications had a total [...]

GCASH teams up with Boku for mobile payments

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in Mobile Banking

Globe GCASH has teamed up with Boku to revolutionize the world of virtual payments. Through this partnership both companies will be able to reach their global targets in the world of mobile commerce. Boku's mobile payment platform, Paymo, allows purchasing of virtual goods from any merchant in the Boku [...]

House backs off from text tax bill

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in SMS in Government

Following persistent public protest, the House of Representatives is now retreating from its plan to impose a five-centavo tax on text messages two weeks after approving it for plenary voting on Sept. 8. The panel agreed to conduct more hearings and approved the motion of Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez [...]

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