Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
The Philippines is 99% Prepaid, a lion’s share of which call and text under the Smart flag. And being on prepaid, vis-à-vis the impossibly disorganized telco UNLI/bucket offers and promos, has led to a host of problems: when a balance inquiry is done by a subscriber who has actual load, and is subscribed to multiple [...]
Smart recently feted it’s top performing business partners (basically, its load re-sellers) for filling up the telcos coffers. Charles Lim, Smart/Sun EVP and head of wireless consumer business: “Our business partners are key contributors to our continuous success… Through our Golden Circle Rewards Program, we want to honor and recognize their efforts in helping us [...]
Smart has offered Long Term Evolution (LTE, AKA 4G) services on Prepaid To subscribers who have LTE capable handsets. To subscribers who have LTE capable SIM cards. to subscribers who can afford LTE. Yup, if you want to get an LTE connection, you gotta jump through a few hoops: First, get rid of your old [...]
PLDT is confident that its prepaid business will continue to grow amidst reports that it added some 2M new subscribers in the first quarter of 2013. According to the Empire, it grew by a rate of 170K new subscribers per week, which covers the telco trinity of Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun. Orlando B. [...]
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 [...]