Globe Announces BlackBerry Chat BBM-Only Service
The main local carriers have seen considerable success with their lineup of BlackBerry services for both postpaid and prepaid, making it more and more affordable to avail of mobile internet. Globe Telecom has been offering a suite of BlackBerry services that include: BlackBerry MAX, which provides 30 days of full unlimited data for Php599, BlackBerry Social (Php299 for 30 days), which gives you BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Twitter and IM services and BlackBerry Messaging (also Php299 for 30 days), which gets you Push Email, BlackBerry Messenger and IM.
Now the carrier is adding a new service called BlackBerry Chat, which activates just BlackBerry Messenger, for Php99 per month for postpaid or Php15 per day for prepaid subcribers. To register, text BB CHAT ON or BBCHAT15 to 8888. Postpaid subscribers also get 200 free text messages to Globe and Touch Mobile, while prepaid subscribers get 100 free texts.