Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Troll: The billions of pesos earned by our telcos is facilitated by load retailers – these are the “tak-tak” street cigarette vendors, by the sari-sari store owners all over the country, by your ever reliable manang’s and manong’s; and our dear telcos, due to income pressure, have decided to lessen their income to protect their [...]
Troll: it’s the eternal bane of prepaid subscribers operating on a budget – identifying if a friends number is Smart or Globe versus the available load/UNLI/bucket in an account. Kudos for Smart or this service – Globe subscribers should expect the same service from their network – hopefully the Singtel telco gets a hint. ;-) [...]
Troll: This – the Troll is not sure if Globe and Smart are already following this approach of Sun – but they should or the NTC should force them to. … Sun prepaid subscribers can now extended their load validity minus the need to acquire an UNLI or bucket promo. The telco utilizes a “cumulative [...]
Troll: Just joking – being number one follows the rules of matter – it occupies space and has mass – therefore, no two entities can take the number one spot at the same time – luckily, Globe and Smart claim dominance in categories whose rules they both define, so no laws of Physics have been [...]
This Lenten season, has the NTC forsaken the very same people it aims to serve, us subscribers? The NTC, to this day, is still trying to determine how much it really costs the telcos to maintain load in their systems (referred to as “carrying cost”). Edgardo Cabarios, NTC director for Common Carrier and Authorization Department, [...]
What will the telcos bring to us subscribers in the summer of 2013? Well – fierce promo battles the Troll hopes! As per Smart, it will maintain its offensive in the postpaid space while at the same time launching new promos and initiatives that will push for more growth. Part of Smart’s strategy covers the [...]
Amado P. Macasaet is pissed and wary. In his article in The Malaya titled “Expensive Promos Made to Appear Free”, Amado discusses the mysteries and misleading intricacies of UNLI, then jumps unexpectedly to the entirely unrelated topic of mobile advertising, followed by another topic jump. The first part of his article is a bit convoluted [...]