Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Troll: These past few months saw the unrelenting fight of press releases between Smart and Globe over who is the postpaid leader of the country. The Troll has tried really hard not to comment, seeing that a press release is as trustworthy as a robber in the night. But still, the full page postpaid print [...]
Troll: This is really good news! The Troll see’s the budget brands of Smart and Globe as economic barometers of the country. The more these brands grow, the more reason there is to believe that the poor are experiencing some form of status upgrade. … TnT added 1.7M new subscribers in the first quarter of [...]
That’s right! Smart is giving away Free Wi-Fi services on selected bus lines in the metro, up until the end of August, so log on while it’s hot! Smart is converting busses into giant Wi-Fi hotspots (and yes, it you’re stuck in traffic next to a Wi-Fi Bus, give it a try – you probably [...]
Telco hackers beware! Globe and the NTC tore down a strong repeater system in Manila which has caused network interference in the area, specifically in San Andres Bukid. The NTC issued a cease and desist order addressed to a certain Lina Gladys Castillo (alleged owner of the repeater). The order tasks the addressee to dismantle [...]
More than 50% of the Red mobile subscriber base have already been assimilated by Smart – a good sign that PLDT will meet the July deadline set by the NTC for the decommissioning of Red and the subsequent return of its (CURE’s) spectrum. By last count, Red mobile has a total of 900K subscribers (though [...]
According to market research firm Wireless Intelligence, the current set up of Globe versus PLDT may soon be a thing of the past. The research firm focused on the current set up, covering the purchase of Digitel by PLDT which effectively eliminated the UNLI price war. This supposedly allowed the telcos to concentrate more on [...]
Verizon has launched new plans that will allow its customers to share their data allowance among multiple devices! The biggest telco of the U.S. of A plans to motivate its subscribers to connect more devices to its network with the new plans, saving them the burden of acquiring/paying for separate data subscriptions. Verizon hopes that [...]