UPDATE: Internet mobile browsing – P5.00 for 15mins
Globe has dropped their mobile browsing rates! A service that has been dominated by smart for a loooooooooooooong time!
Globe now offers P5.00 for 15mins when using your phone to surf the internet or use it as a modem!
You have two options:
- KB Browsing Rate
This kind of charging is best for info-based browsing like browsing for the latest news or movie schedules, searching online dictionaries and checking sports stats. Since you are charged only P0.15/kb, a search for the definition to a puzzling word would only cost P2.30 while checking that movie schedule would only cost about P1.62.
- Time Browsing Rate
This charging scheme is best used for multimedia-based activities like sending and receiving files through email or even viewing pictures and videos. All these are done more affordably when you use Time Charging at P5 for 15minutes.
ok.. so that’s the good news… the bad news is..
- Not applicable to subscribers on Data Plans (i.e. Visibility).
Comment: It just made Globe’s Visibilty even more expensive!
- Time Browsing rate effective upon receipt of text confirmation.
Comment: Why is there a need for a text confirmation? Because Globe will limit the subscribers/users.. Unlike smart which can accommodate most (not all ok) users.
- Succeeding connections will be charged P5 for 15 minutes. If disconnected within the 15 minutes, reconnection will be considered a new session charged at P5.
Comment: HUWAAAAAAAT? If i get disconnected, and i reconnect, then i’ll be charged another 15.00???????????? Dear oh dear… When i use smart, i get disconnected, and it’s not my fault.
with Smart’s P10.00 per 30 mins, you can reconnect within the 30 minute period without any additional cost.
I think one reason behind this is Globe doesn’t want smart to think that they are copying their plan/promo.
- Globe Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers are by default on the KB Charging scheme. If you want to try out Globe’s new TIME charging scheme, all you need to do is to text TIME to 1111 for free!
To shift back to KB Browsing: text KB.
To check the charging scheme that currently applies to your account: text STATUS. Send the keyword to 1111 for free.
Comment: At least its free to switch.
….at least there’s some competition (at least..)
What types of connections can you use?
Nice when you’re using 3G huh?
First seen on Quago.wordpress.com
Globe has enhanced this scheme to the new Duration Based charging.