Globe unveils plans for mobile messaging-A A +A
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
WITH smartphones becoming the norm rather than the exception, instant chat and messaging apps have sprouted to take advantage of smartphones’ ability to help people stay connected anytime, anywhere through the Internet.
Some of these Internet-based messaging apps that have skyrocketed in popularity are Viber, KakaoTalk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat and Line. All the apps are full-featured, allowing users to make calls and send messages as long as they are connected to the Internet.
While they differ from one another in features and the experience they offer, messaging apps provide a richer messaging experience beyond the usual SMS. Not only are users able to send messages to each other, they can also send photos, videos, voice messages, location info and animated stickers and emoticons which add an expressive touch to your messages.
While these apps level up the messaging experience, users need to be connected to a Wi-Fi or 3G Internet connection to use them. Don’t wait for a Wi-Fi spot or be charged with additional data charges with the latest prepaid bundles from Globe Telecom.
“Today’s mobile phone owners are social and technology-savvy users who constantly look for new ways to connect with their circles, here and overseas. It is our job to allow them to do so at a reasonable price, thus the introduction of our latest prepaid offers that go beyond call and text.
We are excited to be the first Philippine telco to be the first to unveil these innovative services for prepaid subscribers that once again broke the barriers of Wi-Fi and added costs from data usage,” said Issa Cabreira, Head of Globe Telecom’s prepaid business.
With GoUNLI30, subscribers get unlimited text to all networks, unlimited calls to Globe/TM and unlimited access to messaging apps Viber, Kakao Talk, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and the telco’s own messaging app GMessage without the need for Wi-Fi or additional data charges. GoUNLI30 is available for P30 valid for one day. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 09, 2013.