Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Some dumb ideas are funny, but some baffle the mind. Major telcos killed their signal in certain areas of Manila as government operatives conducted raids that yielded… no arrests. Apparently there was an intel report stating that terrorists plan to detonate a bomb during the Black Nazarene Procession. Lets run that again, just to be [...]
Last January 07 (Saturday), Northern Mindanao experienced a morning-wide disruption of mobile and broadband services. The culprit? An accidental fiber cut by construction crew. Sheesh. Mon Isberto, Smart spokesperson: “We had two cable breaks in our fiber optic transmission network in the areas of Maramag and Butuan in northern Mindanao. One of these breaks was [...]
Again, the top two telcos are locked in battle, this time for the hearts and minds of the people over the newly launched iPhone 4S. The winner can be determined through only one way: postpaid and prepaid sales to high ARPU* subscribers. *: Term used by telco people. Means Average Revenue Per User, learned about [...]
The beauty of healthy competition is that there will always be one winner: the consumer. This cannot be realized in a monopolistic environment. Globe and Smart are geared for war again, not in court or through a new bucket offer: this new front involves the new Apple IPhone 4S – and the way to measure [...]
The NTC has issued a show-cause order to Globe and Smart/Sun, asking them to explain their resistance to reduce non UNLI SMS rates from the current P1.00 to .80 centavos by virtue of the reduced interconnection charge mandated by the regulator. Cause and effect: the NTC claims that it was swamped with so many complaints [...]
The NTC is preparing charges against Globe and Smart/Sun for not following its order to lower the rate for basic, non promo SMS rates in light of the numerous complaints that the regulator has received. The NTC order requires the top three telcos to reduce the current SMS rate of P1.00 per send to .80 [...]