Upgraded my 1599 Globe Broadband Plan from 5mbps to 15 mbps/month

I love watching Netflix at night as it takes away my mind from my busy day. While watching a movie one night , the browser suddenly notified me that I have used up my daily cap . Ack! On the same page, there was a link to upgrade. So I clicked the link thinking I should add 10GB to my plan. Lo and behold, I saw that Globe had new broadband plans.  My broadband plan for the past three years used to be 1599 which gave me 5 mbps and 60 GB allowance.  I am happy , because with the same amount, I can get 15 mbps (DSL) with 150 GB allowance.

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When I clicked the Broadband Plan 1599, I got this information:

 

15Mbps Maximum Speed
150GB monthly data allowance
Comes with Chromecast
Comes with HOOQ and Netflix for 6 months
FREE 4-Port Router with WiFi
FREE Landline with Unlimited Calls to Globe/TM

With Broadband Plan 1599, get a high speed, reliable Globe internet connection, and exclusive access to over 10,000 movies and TV shows!

Plus, you can add other exciting entertainment apps, awesome devices, and massive data upgrades on top of your plan! Ask our sales representatives about plan add-ons.

LTE and DSL technologies are available in select areas only and are subject to availability.
Apply online or call (02) 730-1010 Lines are open Monday to Sunday, 6AM to 10PM. Our sales representative will call you in the next 24 hours to discuss the application requirements.
You can also apply at Globe stores near you.

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There are more add-ons like the Chromecast, HOOQ and Netflix for 6 months. Well, I have Netflix subscription but the Chromecast is really handy since I can now watch movie on TV that is streamed from my macbook, instead of  using my HDMI cable. I visited the Globe Store for the upgrade and within a few days, I got the new plan. It is too bad that there is no Fibr in my area so I am left with the 15 mbps DSL speed. That is still fast though, for my needs. It is just my husband and myself using the internet anyway. The tech guy visited my place to replace my modem since the wifi keeps disconnecting from my macbook and showed me that it is indeed 15 mbps downstream rate.

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I verified with speedtest.net and though it does not reach 15 mbps, it is way more than 10 mbps.

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Globe has certainly come a long way. I have been a subscriber since March 2007 and my plan that time was 2,000 pesos for 2 mbps with no cap. For the longest time, that was my subscription until new plans came along in 2013 . That was the only time  I downgraded to 1599 for an 5 mbps speed. It had a cap of 60 GB a month. Let’s see how this new broadband plan works out.

If you are a Globe user like me, just upgrade here .

Globe to accept pre-orders of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starting August 6, 2016

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Samsung finally unveiled its all-new Galaxy Note 7 at its unpacking event in New York City. I wasn’t there but I attended the launch with tech media this morning.  Pre-0rders already started but if you don’t have the cash, try Globe Telecom.  Globe  is gearing up to take pre-orders starting August 6, 2016 via globe.com.ph/note7.

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Globe complements the new Galaxy Note 7 with its customizable Globe myLifestyle plans. The myLifestyle postpaid plans provide a personalized online experience through its variety of lifestyle packs designed for different interests ranging from entertainment, music, fashion, to travel, among others.

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Samsung CEO D.J. Kho led the unboxing in New York City on August 2, unveiling Galaxy Note 7’s latest features. Galaxy Note 7 carries the latest innovation – the first ever Iris scanner for added security, alongside the enhanced S-Pen with higher precision and responsiveness. Note 7 is also the world’s first mobile HDR video that can take footage in sharper colors and with high dynamic range. It also carries superior DSLR like Real Pixel Camera with the first ever dual photodiode sensor (2PD) in mobile, providing superfast autofocus and brighter and clearer images with f/1.7 lens that is excellent for low light. It is water and dust resistant, has an expandable memory up to 256GB and runs on an Octacore processor for smoother graphics.

Globe Switch app: affordable access to the best apps

As a special launch treat, starting July 21 and for a limited time only, Globe is giving the first 500,000 Globe Switch users free 5 days access to the app of their choice! Users can avail of the “Special Launch Day Treat” option under the OFFERS tab to choose their free app.

All the hottest apps and mobile internet deals at the flick of a switch with the all-new Globe Switch app
Globe Prepaid/TM customers get to try the best app deals, and track their data usage

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Take note of the all-new Globe Switch App, an all in-one-app solution that gives Globe Prepaid/TM customers affordable access to  apps and lets them discover the best online deals.  Globe Switch also has data management and usage tracking capabilities

There are three main functions in the Globe Switch app : OFFERS, CONTROL and USAGE.

Offers give the best app deals that are only exclusive within Globe Switch. These deals are ready for download, ideal for those new to navigating online and using mobile data. Users can freely try and purchase these deals at a more affordable price. Globe Switch is your gateway to more than 3 GB worth of access to over 50 of the most popular apps. Purchases are charged to your prepaid load, while some apps are permanently FREE to explore.

–Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps
Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps

With the Control feature, users are given a way to regulate which applications consume data charges. Certain apps can be turned on or off, preventing unexpected data consumption from some apps that are rarely used.

–Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps
Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps

The Usage feature gives visibility into how much mobile data and WIFI each app is consuming on an hourly, daily and 12-day basis, alongside a data saving mode.  This is really useful for those with limited data allocation. A nifty features is upon opening an app that consumes data, Globe Switch will automatically notify you on how long you want to use the app and consume data.

 

–Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps
Globe Switch has three main functions: OFFERS for the latest app deals, USAGE to check your mobile data consumption and CONTROL to monitor the mobile data consumption of your apps

From hot deals and trending apps, to data usage, control and tracking, Globe Switch gives you more confidence to discover and explore amazing deals online! As a special launch treat, starting July 21 and for a limited time only, Globe is giving the first 500,000 Globe Switch users free 5 days access to the app of their choice! Users can avail of the “Special Launch Day Treat” option under the OFFERS tab to choose their free app.

Some apps available to access on Globe Switch include Skype, Grab, Waze, Clash Royale, Clash of Clans, Candy Crush, Musical.ly, Smule, Spotify, Zalora, Lazada, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat, among others.

Globe Switch is free and available for download on Google Playstore. To learn more about Globe Prepaid and its latest offers, visit www.globe.com.ph/Prepaid. Globe Switch is also available for TM subscribers.

The Midea iADD Washing Machine : worry-free washing

The washing machine I grew up with in the early seventies was a single tub that washes the clothes with a manual roller that squeezes out all the water.  Then in the mid-eighties and as a young mother , I bought  a Panasonic washing machine with two tubs, one for washing and the other for spin drying. It is served my needs of spin drying the diapers and clothes of my family.  It eased the workload of our laundry woman.  It is the year 2016 and over 30 years later. My washing machine is still the same technology as in the eighties:  two tubs with a spin dryer.  I seem to be stuck in time.  I got introduced to the latest washing machine technology and I am amazed it is so convenient to use yet provide affordable savings per load.

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The iAdd Washing Machine revolutionizes the laundry workload by making it super easy and worry-free. The iAdd Auto-Dosing Technology, the first and one of its kind here in the country, ensures up to 44% savings on detergent and fabric softener.

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This technology has an intelligent weighing system, with a precision rate of +/- 300g. It weighs the laundry and based on this, releases the right amount of detergent and fabric softener.

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Aside from the savings, consumers don’t have to worry about putting too much or too little detergent and fabric softener.

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The iAdd washing machine also has a Cleanliness Meter that detects dirt and soap for a better wash. The machine will automatically set an additional rinse cycle if there is still soap residue in the water. This feature also ensures that your clothes won’t have that funky smell from soap residue stuck in your clothes.

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In terms of noise, the iAdd washing machines ensure that you enjoy peace and quiet with its silent and efficient inverter motor. It’s so quiet, you don’t even notice that it’s running.

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Lastly, the iAdd front load has an Auto Dryer Sensor that runs the ideal drying setting for your clothes so you save on time, electricity plus you save your clothes from over drying and shrinking.  The iADD friendly settings allow even the husband or kids to easily run it.  Midea claims that it will cost between 13.56  per 8 kg load to wasih in the front load combo and  53 pesos to dry 8 kg of clothes.  For the top load model, washing will cost 22.14 pesos per 10.5 kg load.

 

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Add to that the sleek, modern, and durable design it comes in, I might need to switch to this iADD washing machine as it is everything I will need when I  am on my own without  a laundry woman .

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Midea has other consumer appliances at Abensons’ Fort branch at Ascott Hotel. I got to see their launch two years ago and now I can see, how they  have grown. Midea is definitely set to make home living as convenient and comfortable as ever.


For more information, please visit us at our website at http://midea.com.ph/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MideaPhilippines

Disney and Globe Telecom launch Disney channel apps

Disney Mobile Smartphones, mobile accessories and Disney-branded retail spaces
now available in Globe Gen 3 stores

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Good news to all Disney fans in the Philippines! You can now watch all your favorite Disney programs, whenever and wherever you want. Disney Southeast Asia together with Globe Telecom launched a new mobile video streaming service via three new entertainment apps – Disney Channel App, Disney XD App, and Disney Junior App .

The Disney Channels Apps are available for download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, and feature both live streaming of the Disney Channels and Video-On-Demand (VOD) service offering more than 100 full episodes for eligible Globe subscribers. All Globe Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers who sign up for their Globe Interactive Account will enjoy an initial 30-day free trial. After the free trial period, users can continue to enjoy full access to premium content with Globe stand-alone offers “Disney129” or “Disney299” subscription plans, or when they sign up for or re-contract on GoSURF 999 and up subscription plans. Users without a valid Globe Interactive Account can still download the apps to access limited VOD content.

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The Disney Channel App will tap into the world of kids and families through imagination, laughter and optimism via favorite Disney movies and shows such as The Descendants, Phineas and Ferb, The 7D, Gravity Falls, and Art Attack. Designed for preschoolers, the Disney Junior App will bring to life engaging storytelling featuring characters that kids love deeply from series’ such as Sofia the First, The Lion Guard, Miles from Tomorrowland, Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Meanwhile, the Disney XD App will transport kids into worlds of hilarious, outrageous fun and inspiring adventures with series such as Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs the Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers Ultron Revolution, Star Wars Rebels, Pickle and Peanut, Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Disney and Globe also announced that Disney Mobile smartphones will be available in all Globe stores from 27 May, and will come with price plans that bundle 6 months’ access to the Disney Channels Apps.

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Completing the Disney experience for Globe customers are the Disney-branded retail corners in all Globe Gen 3 stores nationwide. Disney fans can also purchase select Disney-themed mobile accessories.

The Disney Channels Apps are available on supported devices including any iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running on iOS 7.0 and above, and Android smartphones and tablet devices running Android 4.1 and above.

For further information on Disney Channels Apps, please go to: sea.disney.asia/Disney-app

To know more about Globe Postpaid and its Disney Mobile offers visit http://www.globe.com.ph/postpaid/disney-mobile