If you are the type of person who uses the internet intermittently or “as needed” basis, the best choice for you is to have a mobile or plug-it internet such as those offered by Globe Tattoo and register for Globe PowerSurf promo.
Globe PowerSurf is the latest promo offer from Globe Telecoms that allows you to consume a minimum of one hour internet connection on a “per minute” basis for only 15 pesos valid for one-day consumption. PowerSurf has three variants, each with its own length connection time and consumption validity. The one I mentioned above is called PowerSurf15. here are the complete list
PowerSurf15 Price: 15 pesos Connection: 1 hour consumable on “per minute” basis Validity: Consume within 24 hours Registration: Text POWERSURF15 to 8888
PowerSurf30 Price: 15 pesos Connection: 2 hours consumable on “per minute” basis Validity: Consume within 24 hours Registration: Text POWERSURF30 to 8888
PowerSurf50 Price: 15 pesos Connection: 5 hours consumable on “per minute” basis Validity: Consume within 3 days Registration: Text POWERSURF50 to 8888
- Except for PowerSurf15, all variants are availble for both Globe Prepaid and Tattoo Prepaid Subscribers
-Except for PowerSurf15 (1 peso only), all variants should have a maintaining balance of 5 pesos for continuous usage.
Many Filipinos are in Japan at the moment when the disaster strike. Their families are thousands of miles away. In that critical time, communication is a must and can be lifesaving. Thanks to the advancement in communication technologies available today. Many are given warning early on and was spared from being perished.The relatives and friends of Filipinos Japan on the other hand, were quickly informed of the safety of their loved ones. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter and other social networking websites, the families in the Philippines do not have to spend long hours of agony waiting for news about their loved ones in the area.
Social Networks Can Be a Lifesaving Tool
In times like these, technology really played its role-to make life better. Last year, when Chile was struck by a strong earthquake, communication via phone almost blackened out. The first news about the condition of the people came from Twitter and Facebook. In Japan’s tragedy ,Google reacted to help, launching a person finder tool to help people get the news about their friends and relatives in the disaster area.
Although TVs are no doubt helpful in informing people in times of disaster, there are already faster ways to get the news in real time. Facebook news-feed is a good example. And not to mention, the 140-character service Twitter. With these revolutionary communication tools, information flows very fast. In just a click of a mouse, no matter how far distances is, information are reaches the concerned individuals.
Philippine Government Gearing To Be More Equipped
Indeed, communication can determine the strength of a government and spells the real readiness of an organization when disaster like these occurs. Japan is no doubt a leader in this area. Their response to yesterday’s disaster is a model for the Philippines and many other countries in the world. Experts unanimously agree that if it’s not to Japan’s culture of readiness and safety, the damages and death toll could’ve been worst.
Although the Philippines’ disaster preparedness has a lot to improve right now, we can already see some iprovements. Government agencies have already begun tapping Social Networks to disseminate information. The Office of the President for example, uses a Blog, Facebook and Twitter to send news and updates. Yesterday, for example, amid the confusion and shock regarding Japan earthquake and Tsunami, the Official Philippine Governmenttwitter account @govph quickly tweets the hotline number of DFA to help Filipino families in the Philippines get the information about their loved-ones and relatives in the area.
It’s Time To Be Connected via SMART Bro
If you are in the middle of deciding whether to buy an internet broadband or not, you now have vital reason for doing so. This tool is becoming increasingly important nowadays as shown above. I personally recommend SMART BRO unlimited subscription, either the 999 pesos or the 1999 pesos. I am currently using SMART Bro Share It Plan 999 and is enjoying a relatively stable internet connection. (For comparison with Globe Tatoo, see the article, Why Would I Transfer from Globe Tattoo to Smart Bro?)
Also, SMART is currently giving additional freebies. If you subscribe now, you will also receive the following:
a. Free All-In-One HP Printer b. FREE Call & Texts with SMART Gold Lite Plan 300 for 6 months subscription c. Free 1 month broadband subscription
For more information, please contact the nearest SMART Wireless Center in your area.
Communication is lifesaving and that’s a vital reason for you to be connected NOW!
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Smart Bro Pliug-it UI. Image by jangelo via FlickrIf you own a pre-paid Smart Bro Plug-it device, then you must have already noticed how could big your spending become if you constantly load it for an internet service at the rate of 20 pesos per hour. The situation could be worse if you are living away from the strong signal of Smart. In rural areas, signal quality can be a huge problem and cause simple web pages to load longer than usual. In cases like this, you might already consumed all your load in one hour, 40 minutes of which is spent in loading the pages.
Now, if you are an high internet user, then it might well be a good decision for you to apply for unlimited services, post-paid each month for as low as 999 pesos in Smart. But if you’re just using internet intermittently, such as “only on weekends”, you may opt to register for Smart Bro UNLISURF.
Smart Bro UNLISURF is a prepaid internet plan that gives you unlimited internet access for periods of 2 days (UNLISURF100) and 5 days (UNLISURF200). UNLISURF100 costs 100 pesos while UNLISURF200 costs 200 pesos.
How to Register for Smart Bro UNLISURF?
Registering for Smart Bro UNLISURF is very easy and there are three ways you that could do so.
Before doing anything, load your Smart Bro with at least 100 pesos (for UNLISURF100) or 200 pesos (for UNLISURF200)
1. Through Computer
- Insert your Smart Bro Plug-it device until the Smart Bro window appears.
- Using its messaging capability, key in Unlisurf 100 or Unlisurf 200 and send to 2200.
- You will receive a reply confirming your registration and then you can start surfing the net.
2. Through Mobile Phone
- You can also insert your Smart Bro SIM Card to your mobile unit and send a similar message (UNLISURF100 or UNLISURF200) to 2200.
- You will also receive a reply confirming your registration.
- Insert your SIM back to the Plug-it device and start surfing the internet.