Last January 7, I got a text message from Globe which I thought too good to be true.
FREE Globe Advisory:
Traveling abroad? Enjoy UNLIMITED surfing on your mobile phone and save up to 90% with Bridge DataRoam Unlimited!
Surf all-you-want in 11 Bridge Alliance countries for only US$10/day, US$27/3 days, US$40/5 days!
To register, text BDU
e.g., BDU SINGAPORE 10 01/01/11. For more info, text BDU INFO to 2884.
Promo until 03/31/11. DTI#8615,S10
With the launch today, it is indeed for real. This is really good news to me. I had such a traumatic experience in my last trip to Singapore on July. My bill showed that 19,000 pesos was charged to data roaming which is preposterous. Imagine having data charges that are larger than your plane fare?
Ernest L. Cu, president and chief executive officer of Globe Telecom, said in a statement that “Our customers are saved from the hassle of tracking their data roaming use without having to worry about sudden charges in their phone bills and our subscribers who are constantly on travel can continuously enjoy their connections with their loved ones at affordable flat rates, their way.”
11 Bridge Alliance member networks such as
Bharti Airtel Ltd. in India
Advanced Info Service Public Co. Ltd. in Thailand
CSL Ltd. in Hong Kong
Macao Telecommunications Company in Macau
Maxis Communications Bhd. in Malaysia
SingTel Mobile Singapore Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
SingTel Optus Pty Ltd. in Australia
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. in South Korea
Taiwan Mobile Co. Ltd in Taiwan
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia in Indonesia
Now that is pretty exciting. Next month, I am scheduled to leave for Hongkong and Macau and these countries are in the list. Then on March, I plan to visit my daughter in Australia which is also on the list.
The next country I’d love to see is the United States.
Thank you Globe for the unlimited data roaming plan that offers a flat rate across 11 territories in the Asia-Pacific region.