Taking product customization to the next level, Globe launches its MySuperPlan, a next-generation postpaid plan with new features that will allow subscribers to further customize and personalize their postpaid plans.
“Now is definitely the best time to get a postpaid plan from Globe with our best-ever MySuperPlan, a next-level postpaid plan with fully customizable plan components, bigger plan value and more contract periods to choose from,” said Raul Macatangay, head of Globe Postpaid.
With MySuperPlan, subscribers get more than what they pay for with a plan value that is almost twice the value of prepaid load. Each plan has a corresponding “peso value” [PV], which can be converted to avail of a combination of call, text or surf services, free or discounted gadgets and a monthly consumable amount for more calls, texts and surf.
Subscribers can choose from Plan 299 with a P500 monthly PV, Plan 499 with P900 PV, Plan 999 with P1,700 PV, Plan 1799 with P3,200 PV, Plan 2,499 with P4400 PV, or Plan 3799 with P6,500 PV. With the allocated PV for each plan, subscribers can personalize their plans and choose the best combination of consumables, combo services and gadgets that best fit their needs and preferences. Also available are the Unli Plan and the all-new Family Plan, where subscribers can get as much as 11 lines under one account.
With a monthly PV allocated for each plan, subscribers can avail themselves of combo services and gadgets with corresponding PVs deductible from the total PV amount of each plan. Combo services range from 50 megabytes (MB) of mobile surfing at 99 PV, 20 minutes of Globe/TM calls at 100 PV, five minutes and 100 texts to all networks at 100 PV, 125 all network texts at 100 PV, five minutes of international calls and five international texts at 100 PV, unlimited surfing for BlackBerry devices at 599 PV and unlimited surfing for other smartphones at 999 PV. Subscribers can choose the same combo more than once a month.
Taking flexibility a notch higher, subscribers can also choose a gadget with no or minimum cash out and the contract period of their preference using the peso value from their plan.
From a 24-month lock-up, the MySuperPlan now offers contract periods from 6, 12, 18 and 30 months. Subscribers not availing of any handset can also get a plan with no lock-up period.
After availment of combo services and free or discounted gadgets, unused peso value is automatically converted to a monthly consumable amount which can be used for calls, texts and mobile surfing services.
Subscribers can also opt to enhance their plans by boosting them with unlimited services that can be changed monthly, depending on the subscriber’s need. Boosters range from unlimited BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available at P99 monthly, 50 MB surfing at P99 monthly, unlimited calls and texts to one Globe/TM number at P249 monthly, unlimited text to Globe/TM at P349 monthly, unlimited DUO and landline at P450 monthly, unlimited BlackBerry surfing at P599 monthly, unlimited mobile DUO and landline at P599 monthly, unlimited calls and texts to Globe/TM at P599 monthly, unlimited texts to all networks at P599 monthly, and unlimited surfing for other smartphones at P999 monthly.
On top of the new postpaid plans, postpaid subscribers are also eligible to avail themselves of the Globe Guarantee that includes the No Billshock policy, assuring customers subscribed to Plans 999 and lower will not pay over P999 a month even if they go beyond their data subscription; the seven-day phone replacement; and 24/7 access to Globe customer service channels available on the mobile phone and landline, e-mail, online chat, Twitter and Facebook.
As of end-March 2013, Globe maintained its leadership in the postpaid segment after postpaid subscriber base reached 1.9 million, a 21-percent increase from previous year’s 1.5 million with gross acquisitions soaring to a record-high of over 205,000 in the first quarter, up 35 percent and 40 percent against the same period last year and last quarter, respectively.
Meanwhile, in Boracay, Aklan, Globe installed two-kilometer submarine cable system emanating from Caticlan.
“This submarine cable system is engineered for a future-proof Globe network so that our subscribers can share their Boracay experience through voice, text and high-speed data with unparalled ease,” said Robert Ta, chief technical adviser of Globe.
Globe said that its long-term evolution (LTE) is now available in parts of Station 2 and 3 in Boracay, as well as at the Shangri-La Boracay Resort.
In areas without LTE, the cable system provides pervasive four-generation high-speed packet access plus (HSPA+) connectivity, which translates to sharp improvement in data services delivering high-data speeds.
The company also said that to complement the intensified network coverage in the area, Globe opened its first concept store in Boracay where about 1.2 million foreign and local tourists flock each year.
The company’s LTE expansion will cover more ground across the Philippines, as the first phase of Globe’s modernization nears completion with its new network primed for LTE, and will be supported by the ongoing rollout of over 12,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable spanning the archipelago.
The company’s rollout of more LTE and HSPA+ sites also bodes well with projections that the number of smartphone users in the country will accelerate over the next several years.
The telco company said that its network modernization program remains on track, and will be completed by the end of 2013.
With Rosalie C. Periabras