Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lower Globe Rates

This blog post in progress.
Thanks to Globe Customer Service for calling me a day after I emailed my question about prefixes for lower call rates.  I asked for an email that I can easily forward, but have not gotten one so far. 

I got my Motorola C651 through a Globe 500 plan.
Anyway, there are two promos, Super Sakto which ends on May 31.  Just dial 232 instead of 0 before, say, 917-xxxxxxx.  Calls are charged P .15 per second.  Since the regular charge in, say, the Plan 500, is P 7.50 per 3 minutes, the break-even point is about 17 seconds.  Offer ends May 31.  EFY uses this a lot.  He has two entries for his friends, 0917 for texting and 232 for calling.

Also got this Nokia through a Globe 500 plan.
Ryan and I both own Acers and Crumplers.
Question: is the Sakto call on top of your existing plan or part of the consummable minutes?  The website says both but maybe the on top of portion refers to prepaid and the consummable portion refers to postpaid? 

There's another promo, whose name my co-blagger (blogger with the same bag and computer as me) Ryan Zaens Joson-Vargas and I forget--wherein you pay P 20 for 20 minutes.  Just dial 236 instead of 232.  Promo supposedly ends on Sept. 30 but Ryan says that this promo has been ongoing since last year.

Ryan also says that the promo is on top of the consummables, and that after 20 minutes, the regular rate applies, which depends on the plan.  For prepaid, the call automatically stops.

Wait.  Does EFY know this?  Because he hardly uses his phone, so it means if his usage does not exceed his Plan 250, that he doesn't need to use the prefix.

Anyway, I looked into this because of Bimbim, who is here on vacation and who is not used to texting.  She finally got the hang of it, because she's using her mom's phone and SIM and her mom will pay the phone bill.

I rarely call anyone using a cell phone anymore.  I got a call from St. Luke's Global yesterday asking me to go back because a film was copied on the wrong side.  Most of my communication are through text, email, landline calls, Fb and Skype.

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