Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Troll: Hold up! Before you read on, please visit the official NTC page for subscriber complaints, which is also the same venue for where stolen or lost handsets are reported! Click this LINK to find out more! Below are the things you need to do in an event that your phone gets stolen or lost! STEP [...]
Globe now has a name for its business start-up support program, and it’s called: Kickstart Ventures Incorporated! (Insert applause and thunderous comments of approval!) Kickstart is partially based on the science park concept of the 70’s, which provides infrastructure support for startups. Kickstart though adds a social and financial ecosystem layer for the companies it [...]
PLDT has a cellular subscriber base of 65M, up 1.3M new subscribers from last year (which stood at 63.7M). Breakdown: 50M are from Smart, Talk ’N Txt and Red, 15M are from Sun (end 2011 figures are as follows: Smart and Talk ‘N Txt @ 47.6M; Red Mobile 1.4M; Sun 14.7M). With the addition of [...]
Troll: The PLDT attempt, and subsequent success, to buy Digitel/Sun opened a plethora of canned worms in the process – one of which is the questionable nationality of the giant telco. Based on our constitution, public utilities should be owned (majority wise) by Filipino’s, hence this: PLDT is set to sell 150M voting preferred shares [...]
A Johnny-come-lately game changer will soon disrupt the market! Let’s just hope it lives up to our expectations! Bell Telecommunications, Philippines Inc. is set to roll out GSM 1800 band cellular network services in mid 2012 (god willing, these things are usually dogged by delays). Ramon Ang, San Miguel President: “Eto na yung LTE* mobile [...]
Yup, you read it right – the International Monetary Fund wants the Philippine Government to impose excise taxes on telcos to ease the increase in levies charged on cigarettes and alcohol! This because in the grand scheme of things, we need to drive down the cost of smoking and drinking in exchange for higher SMS [...]
Smart has rolled out over a hundred new base stations across 17 provinces in close to 40 municipalities across Mindanao, providing cellular access and enhanced signal strength to residents down south, some of which don’t even have access to roads and electricity. Rolando G. Peña, head of Technology for Smart and PLDT: “This is part [...]