Manila, Philippines— Globe Telecom introduced new prepaid and postpaid broadband offers under Globe at Home aimed at Filipinos who are “tako-mmitment”—afraid of commitment—when it comes to home internet.
In the country, 87% of households still has no access to Internet connection despite the fact that the supply and demand of streaming content has greatly increased in the last years. As a way to remedy this situation, Globe is putting fresh investments into fixed wireline connectivity to give Filipinos more affordable data, exclusive content, and innovative services.
“The time is ripe to disrupt the market and break the barriers of getting a broadband plan through accessibility and ease of application. We are committed to provide fast and reliable home connectivity to more Filipinos, nationwide,” says Globe At Home Senior Vice President, Martha Sazon.
In a press launch held last Thursday, October 5, at the Globe Tower in BGC, Sazon also stated that Globe’s aim is to bring first-world Internet to 2 million Filipino homes by 2020.
Affordable Prepaid offers
For prepaid users, Globe introduced a new device back in February that claims to be faster than usual modems and promises a 50% better coverage compared to myfi. As a prepaid service, it has no fixed monthly rate and is thus more budget-friendly.
During the press launch, Globe At Home revealed that they will now be offering the most affordable data promo ever for this prepaid device. The new promo, HomeSURF, lets customers avail of 1GB mobile data for only P15. HomeSURF is an add-on that can be enjoyed with an existing GoSURF subscription.
There are also bigger data promos for those who need more than 1GB: you can get 10GB valid for 10 days for P349 or 15GB valid for 30 days for P599. HomeSURF is exclusively available through the Globe At Home mobile app.
Through the Globe At Home app, users will be able to track total data usage by those connected to the prepaid device, load credits charged to any Globe mobile number, and boost data allocation through easier promo registration. It also has a notification feature that can tell you when you have consumed all your data. The HomeSurf promos will be made available to the public through the mobile app by October 15.
Postpaid without lock up now a reality
If you prefer postpaid over prepaid but are still wary of lock up plans, here’s some good news: Globe At Home will now offer a postpaid broadband plan without the usual 24-month lock up contract.
Customers will be able to avail of any Fiber or DSL lines with speeds of up to 50 Mbps for only P499 for the first three months so they can first try the service without making any commitments. Installation is free and requires no other documents other than one valid ID for processing. Aside from the P499 payment, customers only need to pay a one-time modem fee. This new promo will be made available to the public by November 15.
After three months, you can choose whether to maintain your initial data plan or choose another. There’s Plan 1299 for 5 Mbps and 400GB of data, Plan 1599 for 10 Mbps and 500 GB of data, and Plan 1899 for 50 Mbps and 600 GB of data. If you’re unhappy with the service, you can also discontinue your subscription and get a 100% refund of the modem fee upon return of all devices installed in your home if you notify Globe within the first 15 days.
Globe At Home also announced the creation of their Tech Squad, which is a team of well-equipped experts who will assist customers in setting up their home connections. Tech Squad will provide customers with end-to-end support: from installation, troubleshooting, to enhancing their broadband experience.
“Our mission is really to connect more Filipino homes to fast Internet, and we’re doing that one area at a time,” Barbie Dapul, Head of Marketing for Globe At Home, stated at the press launch.
Through these innovations and affordable solutions, Globe At Home seeks to change the way families watch, listen, play, share, and learn. This will hopefully further contribute to the country’s growth in terms of internet speed and connectivity.
For more information on the new Globe at Home plans, visit the website at https://shop.globe.com.ph/broadband, call the Globe hotline at 730-1010, or visit any Globe Store. INQUIRER.net/PAR