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Globe offers plans with Android phones, tablets
Mobile Phones | Just Announced
Thu 17 Mar 2011

Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Europa

Manila, Philippines
-- With technology moving at breakneck speed, new gadgets and services are introduced to consumers on an almost daily basis. With a slew of services offered right smack at their faces, consumers have become more selective and discriminating when it comes to their mobile phones. They are constantly looking for offers that put value to their money, while ensuring that interest stays on for a much longer time.

Mobile internet has changed the face of mobile phone technologies with its diverse offerings, moving away from the typical text and call services that were once the only available services in a mobile phone. With this latest technology moving quickly to adapt to the changing needs of today’s users, Globe Telecom is taking an aggressive stance in pushing mobile internet usage with its offering of the most innovative devices and handsets, content and applications, and affordable browsing plans for its subscribers.

Breakthrough devices

To make the experience more compelling, Globe is offering an array of the world’s most hardworking smartphones and gadgets, which are now available at lowered prices. The Huawei Ideos u8150, rated as one of the best-valued handsets by global tech experts, is one of the world’s cheapest Android smartphones. Powered by the Android 2.2 Operating System (Froyo), the Ideos u8150 can be customized with communication, entertainment, productivity and gaming applications. The Ideos u8150 also doubles as a WiFi router for up to 8 devices at a time. It comes in black, yellow, blue and purple, perfect for those who want to match their phones with their personalities.

Globe also partnered with Samsung for a mobile internet bundle for its best-valued Android mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Europa. The Europa is powered by a 600 Mhz processor that’s fast enough for gaming, sending Tweets, viewing Facebook photos and even reading eBooks. You can also use this phone to stream your music to other DLNA-compliant TV or audio system at home.

Globe has also introduced two of Samsung’s latest devices—the Samsung Galaxy Mini s5570 and the Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830. The Samsung Galaxy Mini s5570 is small in size, but big on fun and function. Running on Android 2.2 (Froyo), the Galaxy Mini features a microUSB port and microSD card slot and supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. It’s perfect for stylish and trendy teens or the young-at-heart who want multimedia functions like a radio and a photo gallery yet simple enough to use. The perfect gadget for smartphone neophytes, it also offers Google™ voice actions and Quick Office document viewer, all powered by a 600MHz processor.

For those who want an android that works as hard as they do, the Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 is the way to go. It runs on Google Android 2.2 Froyo version with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz 3.0 UI layered on top of it. The Galaxy Ace comes packed with a 2GB microSD card and one can upgrade up to 32GB microSD card for additional storage. For good quality imaging, the Galaxy Ace has a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED Flash. It supports quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks, which offers up to 7.2Mbps speed for HSDPA data connections. Apart from that, the Galaxy Ace has Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 support and integrates Gmail, Social Hub, Google Maps (Latitude, Places and Navigation in Beta) and Android Market.

The Samsung Galaxy Mini s5570 comes free at Globe MySuperPlan 999, while the Samsung Galaxy Ace s5830 is free at Plan 1799. Both are bundled with 30 days of Super Surf for free so users can experience and enjoy mobile internet their way.

Apart from handsets, Globe is also carrying the Huawei Ideos S7 tablet. Powered by Android 2.1 (Éclair), the S7 tablet is one of the most affordable tablets in the market. It boasts of a 7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 800 x 480 pixel resolution and 720p high definition video playback. Running on a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the S7 provides users quick and easy access to information through via 3G.
Huawei IDEOS U8150

Up-to-date mobile phone applications

A device wouldn’t live up to its full potential without the most innovative mobile applications, or apps that will definitely make mobile internet more enjoyable. More than Facebook or Twitter, mobile apps allow users to customize their mobile internet use further.

Globe partnered with the world’s second largest independent app store GetJar to provide users access to over 75,000 free apps available on Apps range from games, education, social networking, entertainment, finance, food, health, search, lifestyle and several other utility applications, including popular applications such as Facebook Mobile, Yahoo!, Nimbuzz, Opera Mini Browser and eBuddy.

Affordable and relevant data plans

Completing the triumvirate is a mobile browsing plan to allow a seamless user experience. Two pioneering data plans lead the list: Globe Supersurf and Globe Powersurf. With Globe Supersurf, you can surf all you want with no surprises and no hidden charges on your mobile phone. For one-day internet surfers, you can enjoy SuperSurf50, which lets you surf all-you-want for PhP50 per day. Those with a greater appetite for mobile internet can avail of SuperSurf220, at PhP220 good for 5 days. But for folks who can’t live without mobile internet at their fingertips, then the monthly SuperSurf999 plan is just for you.

You can also enjoy consumable internet surfing on your mobile phone with Globe Powersurf, which introduced its newest variant, the Powersurf15. With Globe Powersurf15, users can enjoy consumable mobile surfing for an hour for only Php15 valid for 1 day. This means that users spend only P0.25 for every minute of internet use. Globe Powersurf15 is considered to be the most affordable one-hour consumable mobile internet plan available in the market today.

Other available variants for those who need longer hours to surf on their mobile phone include Powersurf 30, the 3-hour consumable variant available for only P30 and valid for 1 day. For those who need to stay connected for a longer period, Powersurf 50 comes with 5 consumable internet hours, available for P50 and valid for 3 days.

Powersurf30, the 3-hour variant at Php30 valid for 1 day; and Powersurf50, the 5-hour variant at Php50 valid for 3 days. Text SURF to 8888 for free information on the most affordable surfing plans that best suit your needs.

“This year, we will focus on creating the preferred brand for mobile internet in the country. We will only achieve that by offering the best-valued and best-performing handsets in the market, the most affordable data plans and the widest array of mobile applications to our subscribers,” said Joanna Africa, Head for Portfolio Management of Globe. “Mobile internet is taking off in the country and our goal is to make the service more accessible, affordable, and widely available to Filipinos from all walks of life.”

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu earlier announced that mobile data services will be a key business priority for the year in line with the growing demand for mobile internet use. Mobile data revenues also showed an outstanding performance after it registered a double-digit growth year-on-year.