Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
PLDT’s Smart controls two-thirds of the Philippine mobile market – its subscriber base grew to 73.4M in H1 of 2013. The Smart brand has 25.5M subs, Talk ‘N Text at 31.8M. A total of 1.3M net additions were captured as of June of 2013 (Castrated telco Digitel/Sun has 16.1M mobile subs). For perspective: take all [...]
Globe is growing with the economy; with a subscriber base that exceeded the 36M mark by end of H1 2013 – this represents a 14% increase vs. the same period last year. And as per the telco – this growth is borne of the twin successes of its customizable and value-based product offerings and its [...]
It’s one of the biggest frustrations of the Troll – subscribers who buy smartphones, then surf the net like there is no tomorrow, then when faced with the bill – these idiots cry foul. It’s like getting mad at Maynilad or Meralco for overcharging despite having faucet leaks all over your house or using air-conditioning [...]
Yup, like Globe, Smart has also deployed a new weapon in the postpaid battle front: Flexibundles! It’s basically simple – Smart postpaid subs* will be given the opportunity to decide what goes into their respective plans (Troll: note that this approach is also employed by Globe – the “you can customize your plan” gimmick, and [...]
Globe postpaid subscribers – be wary of the SMS massages you receive. Apparently, there is a new modus operandi by our friendly neighborhood scammers: they send SMS messages to Globe postpaid subs that demand payment for their account – advising them to deposit money in a specific GCASH account. Froilan Castelo, Head of the Globe [...]
Troll: Know your terms – a feature phone is used to describe handsets that are limited to a select/limited set of capabilities like MMS or polyphony – contrast this against a smartphone, where the user can customize by downloading his or her desired apps. … Smart will soon stop offering feature phones on its postpaid [...]
Globe declared that its postpaid segment grew to a 1.9M strong subscriber base last Q1 – this is backed by a gross* record of as much as 205K acquisitions which is up by 35% versus the same period last year. *: Gross – if we look at net, Globe actually only got 122K new postpaid [...]