Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
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 [...]
AT&T has begun unlocking iPhone’s for qualifying subscribers who submit the proper requirements. Unlocked iPhone’s from the telco can now be used in other networks! Troll: Are these portents of things to come? Right now I can’t imagine Globe and Smart/Sun to follow suite – but maybe the NTC can help. Let’s see. According to [...]
AT&T and T-Mobile have jointly announced that they will retract their application to the FCC for their merger bid. This after clear and unsupportive statements came out from the FCC chairman who, without ambiguity, communicated that he is strongly opposed to the merger. A recent report within the FCC claims that an AT&T and T-Mobile [...]
Some iPhone 4S owners are having trouble activating their new handsets on AT&T’s network because of load strain on the telcos servers. Reports say that the activation process gets hung up when the device displays: “It may take up to 3 minutes to activate your iPhone.” The activation problem quickly spread like wildfire over Twitter [...]
AT&T has started sending SMS messages to the top 5% of data users on its network “advising” subscribers to use Wi-Fi to avoid reduced data speeds in the future. AT&T aims to give subscribers a chance to minimize their usage before it throttles their data speed. AT&T was the first telco to introduce tiered data [...]
AT&T’s purchase bid on T-Mobile may have moved into dire straits. AT&T is now asking MetroPCS and Leap Wireless whether they’d like to buy spectrum. AT&T has also reportedly approached CenturyLink, Dish Network, and even Sprint Nextel about possible wireless purchases. The logic behind this spectrum dump attempt is simple: to replace the competition that [...]