Remember my recent mobile data usage test to see if it was actually possible to go beyond the 3GB monthly threshold of telcos?
That particular test actually proved that even with a Fair Use Policy, I was comfortably within the 3GB data cap.
I’m actually happy that I was able to help a good number of people understand that most of our paranoia comes from the fact that we just want more, even when in reality, we consume way less data than what we think. But apparently, there is still a lot of people paranoid about the Fair Use Policy.
Some of my readers complain that non-WiFi users hit their daily/monthly data cap much faster because they are solely dependent on mobile data. That’s understandable, although mobile data was never intended to be used exclusively. This particular data service still needs to be complimented with a substantial WiFi connection. But at the end of the day, some people still cannot quite understand that.
That’s ok. No need to fret over that anymore because there actually seems to be a better solution… and in fact, I already recently made the switch!
Going Globe GoSURF
Because Globe GoSURF offers competitive bulk (megabyte/gigabyte) plans allowing me to do all the online activities I need – without worrying about being throttled.
In a nutshell, Globe GoSURF allows me to only pay for the data I need. If you consume less, then you spend less. Perfect!
Still don’t understand the benefits of GoSURF? Let me explain it a bit further…
My old Supersurf addon cost me something like 999.00 a month. It came with the notorious and much talked about data cap via their Fair Use Policy which states that if I consume 1GB/day or 3GBs/month, my data speed is at risk of being throttled down to 2G speeds.
Upon learning (through my previous mobile data consumption test) that I, more or less, consume 3GBs on a monthly basis, I was able to determine which Globe GoSURF plan fit me best. Globe’s new GoSURF tiered scheme thankfully allows me to pay a monthly fee based on the amount of data which I know I only consume. Check out the Globe GoSURF postpaid and prepaid charts below…
On Globe’s GoSURF plans, for the same amount I was previously paying (999.09), I can easily avail of GoSURF’s 5GBs of monthly data – comfortably higher than my average consumption. That means there is no threat of data throttling.
To put Globe’s GoSURF (and their other mobile offerings) more in perspective, allow me to cite a few mobile data plans offered abroad as examples…
- Optus (Australia) offers 3GBs of data for 30 days with unlitext and call for a whopping Php 4,123.68.
- SingTel’s 3GB data plan for 30 days with 900 SMS and 200 mins of call costs Php 2,121.43.
- du in UAE has a 1GB DATA ONLY plan for an absurd Php 1,191.40.
These are just some of those I’ve looked up… crazy, right?
From what I know about responsible mobile data use, GoSURF is the best data offer out there. Not only that, apart from freeing myself up from the dreaded old 3GB monthly cap of the Fair Use Policy, I also get to enjoy Spotify and get to follow all my favorite artists for my R&R and listen to great workout playlists!
Spotify just rocks!
Apart from being able to avoid data throttling, postpaid subs are also offered no-billshock guarantee plans in case they exceed their allotted MBs: Php1500 (GoSURF 999 & below) and Php3000 (GoSURF 1799 & GoSURF 2499).
I don’t know ’bout you but considering how these new Globe GoSURF plans have given us better and more affordable options, I couldn’t think of any good reason to look elsewhere, let alone complain about going over any monthly data cap.
My advice? Go easy and GoSURF. You’ll be glad you did, just like me.