Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Troll: This news is a wee bit late – the Troll just couldn’t find the time to cover it. Anyhooo – here it is and thank god this harebrained plan by the United Nations fell apart before it could wreak havoc on our underappreciated Internet freedoms. … The Republic of the Philippines (fuck yeah!), along [...]
The Troll came across this very interesting article from Time. Apparently, Facebook has lodged an attack on SMS that leverages on the fact that almost everyone has a FB account. But then – SMS is a technology that has already matured – and as the article states – is a very pervasive tool. Also, Facebook [...]
The US Supreme Court has decided to ignore a class action suit against several telcos that aided the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor calls and emails of people in its watch list. The High Court declined to hear Hepting v AT&T and offered no reason for doing such. Based on reports though, this action [...]
Troll: This is what happens when a company is self-forcing itself to release a new handset model on a regular basis – phones that are no different from the last, except for a few features that not many find value in. Oh, and add to this the significant drop in the Suggested Retail Price of [...]
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 [...]
Troll: Ever wonder why Smart and Globe spend millions to launch handsets in their respective networks? A couple of months ago – we all bore witness to the Apple iPhone 4S Party War, then recently – Nokia’s Lumia was launched with almost the same fanfare. Well, handsets, in so many ways – have an enormous [...]
Will the Philippines follow suit? Will postpaid subscribers be soon charged for upgrading to a new phone? Verizon Wireless of the U.S. of A. will soon start charging USD30 every time a subscriber wants to upgrade to a new phone. What sucks? Well, other U.S. telcos have introduced similar fees such as AT&T Inc. (which [...]