Globe Telecom said mobile coverage in Visayas region is already at 90% of its network and restoration of affected cell sites is now approaching completion.
Following accelerated efforts to repair and rehabilitate affected sites, majority of areas in Samar, Leyte and Biliran provinces now have access to call and text services. The company said 90% of its 2G-enabled sites in Visayas are already up and running while 88% of its 3G sites in the region are now operational.
After the terrible 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Bohol, Cebu and other parts of the Visayas region Tuesday morning, Globe Telecom reports that their Visayas network remains operational and that there are no reports of significant damage incurred based on the initial assessment made by its local network personnel. Read more
There is an old saying that goes, “Words can only get you so far”… This phrase perhaps is most evident when you look at the competition of mobile networks here in the Philippines. Networks fight tooth and nail for each and every potential subscriber… either to retain them, or entice them to switch to their “better” service.
Not only is competition stiff… sometimes, one network will opt to use dirty tactics and black propaganda to lure customers from the rival network. But do these tactics really work? From what I gather (and based on experience)… no matter how much BS you put out to hype up your own service, people aren’t fooled too easily – they actually see through all the lies and deception. Customers have finally learned to be more discerning.
If there’s one thing Kris Aquino is totally known for, it’s for how brutally frank and candid she is when she speaks her mind… and how she, for some, notoriously is when she gets really “off-the-cuff” during conversations.
But personally, I’d take honesty any day of the year – no matter how blunt or painful it may be.
That being said, when Kris Aquino has an opinion about something, you can be damn sure it ain’t bull and that she’ll stand by it come hell or high water. If she realizes a mistake or misjudgement on her part, Kris is equally quick (and not afraid) to admit it.
That is called integrity.
Why am I saying all this, you ask? Because just recently, Kris Aquino has become Globe‘s newest endorser. Yep. Believe it.
Whoa! Globe seems to have started showcasing their vast array of LTE(Long Term Evolution) compatible smartphones just recently. Handsome gadgets, if I may add.
Have you seen them? Don’t fret if you haven’t yet… I’ve got ya covered.
But first things first… for the benefit of those who don’t quite understand what LTE is or how it can radically transform one’s mobile surfing lifestyle, allow me to provide you with a quick and brief explanation of what Long Term Evolution is.
LTE has long been seen as the first advancement towards stronger, faster and more efficient 4G data networks. How fast? Verrrrrryyyy FAST! LTE offers wonderful advantages over our present 3G systems such as higher throughput, plug and play compatibility, and low latency. The technology also means Long Term Evolution can work on higher bandwidth networks without any loss of throughput.
Alright… by now you probably already have a better grasp of what LTE is. It is also understood that, just like 3G and 3G-compatible devices, in order to enjoy everything that LTE has to offer, one has to be using a smartphone that uses LTE technology as well.
No problemo. As promised, here they are… check out Globe’s impressive lineup of LTE-enabled phones:
All your rants about Globe Telecom’s intermittent and faulty network will be a thing of the past very soon.
How soon, you may be wondering?
Globe announced just recently that its $700-million network modernization program is already more than 50% complete. They are progressively rolling out ahead of schedule for change-out completion nationwide within the first quarter of 2013.
According to Globe Telecom President and CEO, Ernest Cu, unlike other transformation programs that involve merely upgrades, Globe is building a totally brand-new network… an infrastructure that is future-proof – built to provide higher call quality, pervasive 3G and 4G coverage, and faster mobile internet experience.
As I’ve said earlier… it’s happening. You may not like how things are right now. But sticking it out, in my opinion, is your best option. It’s gonna be worth the wait.
Would you rather jump ship now and regret switching in the end? Didn’t think so.
There’s another Globe iPhone 4S ad making the rounds on Twitter & Facebook as well as YouTube. This time, it’s a 30sec commercial that’s just as witty and funny as the 15sec ad that’s presently being aired on TV.